Land Trust (Etc.) Trails

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Land Trust Trails

I can’t believe I’m creating this page. Why? Because I hate creating pages with no realistic or logical hope of ever “completing,” so to speak. And as I separate out all these “non-CFPA” trails into separate pages/section on CTMQ, I’m telling myself it’s more of a resource to those few of you who care about this stuff rather than a list for me to complete. It helps me sleep at night.

View from the top of Macricostas (a Steep Rock) Preserve

There are a lot of land trusts in Connecticut and the range of how okay or great they are is pretty wide. Some have great hiking trails, some don’t. Some have great websites, most don’t. Some have printed guides, most don’t. Some I’ll poke around, most I won’t (he says in 2013 anyway.) By the way, my “etc.” in the title is so I can include stuff like the Hockanum River Watershed Association and similar orgs that operate like land trusts, aren’t land trusts, but don’t fit into my other categories. Whatareyougonnado.

For purposes of my sanity, I won’t start getting detailed about these things with trail lists and stuff until I start hiking them.


Done (As much as I feel I need to anyway):

Avon Land Trust Trails
Burlington Land Trust Trails
Hamden Land Trust Trails

Skyline Trail, Avon Land Trust


In Progress:

Aspetuck Land Trust Trails (Easton, Fairfield, Weston, Westport)
Avalonia Land Conservancy Trails (Groton, Ledyard, N. Stonington, Preston, Stonington)
Bethany Land Trust Trails
Canton Land Conservation Trust Trails
Goshen Land Trust Trails
Granby Land Trust
Joshua’s Trust (Andover, Ashford, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Eastford, Franklin, Hampton, Lebanon, Mansfield, Mansfield Center, Scotland, Storrs, Tolland, Willington, Windham & Willimantic)
Kongscut Land Trust (Glastonbury)
Norfolk Land Trust
Simsbury Land Trust Trails
Steep Rock Association Land Trust Trails, Washington
Winchester Land Trust Trails

View from platform at Simsbury Land Trust’s Bog Walk


CT’s Land Trusts (Links are to their websites):

These are those I’ve determined to be legitimate.

Barkhamsted Land Trust
Berlin Land Trust
Bethel Land Trust
Bethlehem Land Trust
Bolton Land Trust
Branford Land Trust
Brookfield Open Space Legacy
Cheshire Land Trust
Chester Land Trust
Clinton Land Conservation Trust
Colchester Land Trust
The Colebrook Land Conservancy (No Website)
Cornwall Conservation Trust
Darien Land Trust
Deep River Land Trust
East Granby Land Trust
East Haddam Land Trust
East Haven Land Trust
Environmental Learning Centers of CT (Bristol)
Essex Land Trust
Flanders Land Trust (Woodbury, Bethlehem, Southbury & Middlebury)
Great Meadows Conservation Trust (Wethersfield, Rocky Hill & Glastonbury)
Greenwich Land Trust
Guilford Land Conservation Trust
Haddam Land Trust
Hartland Land Trust
Harwinton Land Trust
Hockanum Watershed Association (Manchester, E. Hartford, Ellington, Vernon)
Kent Land Trust
Killingworth Land Conservation Trust
Land Conservancy of Ridgefield
Land Trust of Danbury
Litchfield Land Trust
Lyme Land Conservation Trust
Madison Land Conservation Trust
Manchester Land Conservation Trust
Mianus River Gorge Preserve (Greenwich)
Middlebury Land Trust
Middlesex Land Trust (East Hampton, Portland, Middletown, Middlefield, Durham & Cromwell)
Morris Land Trust (no website)
Naromi Land Trust (Sherman)
New Canaan Land Conservation Trust
New Fairfield Land Trust
New Hartford Land Trust
New Haven Land Trust
New Roxbury Land Trust (Woodstock)
Newtown Forest Association
Northern CT Land Trust (Ellington, Enfield, East Windsor, Somers, Stafford, Tolland & Vernon)
Norwalk Land Trust
Old Lyme Land Trust
Old Saybrook Land Trust
Orange Land Trust
Oxford Land Trust
Prospect Land Trust
Redding Land Trust
Roxbury Land Trust
Salem Land Trust
Salisbury Association Land Trust
Seymour Land Conservation Trust
Sharon Land Trust
Shelton Land Conservation Trust
Southbury Land Trust
Southington Land Conservation Trust
Stamford Land Conservation Trust
Stonington Land Trust
Suffield Land Conservancy
The Warren Land Trust
Trumbull Land Trust
Wallingford Land Trust
Waterford Land Trust
Watertown Land Trust
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust (Brookfield, New Milford, Sharon, Kent, Newtown, Litchfield, & Roxbury)
West Hartford Land Trust
West Haven Land Trust
Westbrook Land Conservation Trust
Wilton Land Conservation Trust
Windsor Land Trust
Wintonbury Land Trust
Wolcott Land Conservation Trust
Woodbridge Land Trust
Wyndham Land Trust (Woodstock, Thompson, Putnam, Pomfret, Eastford, Brooklyn, Killingly, Plainfield)


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