Land Trusts

Land trusts are abundant in our state preserving properties of all sizes from development.  There are over 137 organizations that serve to protect natural resources by secure hiking and recreation, ecological buffer zones, and open spaces.

Land trusts are mostly non-profit and community based, seeking to preserve the forests, river corridors, farmland, watersheds, parklands, marshes, scenic vistas, and hiking trails in a given town or region.  Land Trust are also largely volunteer operated and are a great way to get involved in your area.

A complete directory courtesy of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council can be found here: Land Trust Directory as of 9.28.17

Currently only the largest and regional land trusts are listed here.  As this site continues to develop I hope this page will provide a more polished and complete representation of Connecticut’s land trusts.

Aspetuck Land Trust
Avalonia land Conservancy, Inc.
Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association/Wolf Den Land Trust
Eversource Land Trust
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, Inc.
Great Meadows Conservation Trust
Heritage Land Preservation Trust
Joshua’s Trust
Kongscut Land Trust, Inc.
Middlesex Land Trust
Northern Connecticut Land Trust
Roxbury Land Trust
Waterford Land Trust, Inc.
Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust
Wintonbury Land Trust
Wyndham Land Trust

Tobiassen Forest

★★☆☆☆

41.837496, -72.368407

Doris and Al Tobiassen Memorial Forest Joshua’s Trust Property 84 acres in Tolland, CT Parking: At the cul-de-sac near 33 I/010, Tolland, CT Trail Map     … Read more…

Church Farm

★★☆☆☆

41.838798, -72.171105

Church Farm Joshua’s Trust Property 79 acres in Ashford, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 179 Varga Rd Ashford, CT for the loop and small pull off across… Read more…

Utley Hill Preserve

★★☆☆☆

41.697347, -72.324801

Utley Hill Preserve Joshua’s Trust Property and Columbia Town Park 275 acres in Columbia, CT (125 for Joshua’s Trust and 150 for the town) Parking: Large lots… Read more…

Talcott Ravine

★★★☆☆

41.823406, -72.493271

Talcott Ravine Northern Connecticut Land Trust Property 26 acres in Vernon, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 9 Main St Vernon, CT Map         Trails:… Read more…

Tinkerville Brook

★★☆☆☆

41.927542, -72.207901

Tinkerville Brook Joshua’s Trust Preserve 42 acres in Ashford, CT Parking: Small pull-off near 135 Armitage Rd, Ashford, CT Trail Map Trails: 1.2 miles    Rating: ★★☆☆☆… Read more…

Whetten Woods

★★☆☆☆

41.807737, -72.239070

Nate and Theora Whetten Woods Joshua’s Trust Property 37 acres in Mansfield, CT Parking: At the Hope Lutheran Church near 62 Dog Ln, Storrs, CT Small lot… Read more…