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:

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.

River to Ridgetop North

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Johnston Preserve, Birch Hill Road, Lyme, CT, USA

River to Ridgetop North Pleasant Valley Preserve, Jewett Preserve, Johnston Preserve Lyme Land Trust, Lyme Town Park, The Nature Conservancy 920 acres in Lyme, CT  Parking: North… Read more…

Honey Hill Preserve

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15 Clark Rd, Lyme, CT, USA

Honey Hill Preserve Lyme Land Trust 40 acres in Lyme, CT Parking: Small pull off near 15 Clark Hill Rd, Lyme, CT Trail Map       …

Banningwood Preserve

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Banningwood Preserve, Lyme, CT, USA

Banningwood Preserve Lyme Land Trust 102 acres in Lyme, CT Parking: Small lot near 14 Town St, Lyme, CT Trail Map            Trails:…

Saunders Preserve​

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53 Hedlund Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423, USA

Saunders Preserve​ East Haddam Land Trust 69 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Small pull-off near 103 Honey Hill Rd, East Haddam, CT Trail Map     …

PeGus’s Path Preserve​

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31 Sims Rd, East Haddam, CT, USA

PeGus’s Path Preserve​ East Haddam Land Trust 12.5 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 31 Sims Rd, East Haddam, CT Trail Map     …

Olde Field Preserve

Unexplored

170 Parker Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423, USA

Olde Field Preserve East Haddam Land Trust 9 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 170 Parker Rd, East Haddam, CT Trail Map     …

Miller Farm Preserve

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4 A P Gates Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423, USA

Miller Farm Preserve​ East Haddam Land Trust 87 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Small lot near 4 A P Gates Rd, East Haddam, CT Small pull…

Merrow Preserve​

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216 Haywardville Road, Colchester, CT, USA

Merrow Preserve​ East Haddam Land Trust 10.62 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Shoulder parking at the corner near 216 Haywardville Rd, Colchester, CT Trail Map   …

Hidden Valley Farm Preserve

Unexplored

24 Grist Mill Rd, Moodus, CT 06469, USA

Hidden Valley Farm Preserve​ East Haddam Land Trust 45 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Small lot near 24 Grist Mill Rd, Moodus, CT Trail Map   …

Golet Farm Preserve

Unexplored

26 Great Hillwood Rd, Moodus, CT, USA

Golet Farm Preserve​ East Haddam Land Trust 32 acres in East Haddam, CT Parking: Small lot near 26 Great Hillwood Rd, Moodus, CT Trail Map     …