The Little Compton Agriculture Conservancy Trust purchased the fee simple interest in Plat 40, Lot 1, from Timothy McTague. The purchase took place on December 20, 1988, through a Warranty Deed. The McTague property consists of 9.20 acres of open space property, located on Long Highway.
A Baseline Documentation Report was completed on the property during the months of April thru December 2020. The Report outlines the history of the property, as well as, its current land uses (see below). The entire report may be viewed on this website.
Prior Land Uses: The Premises has been forested since the earliest available aerial photography from 1939. In the decades since, the Premises appeared to have been relatively undisturbed. Trails through the forest suggest the Premises and surrounding forests have been used in part for hunting and firewood collection.
Current Land Uses: At present, the Premises is dense forest and forested swamp throughout. There appears to be active hunting in the Cole Brook Woods. Hunting is permitted by permission on LCACT owned properties. There is not planned public access in the form of parking, trails or signage.