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.

Nedobity Preserve

Unexplored

41.501744, -72.588343

Nedobity Preserve Haddam Land Trust Property 36.4 acres in Haddam, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 117 Nedobity Rd Higganum, CT Trail Map        Trails: .65 miles   … Read more…

Ponsett Ridge Preserve

Unexplored

41.442809, -72.579236

Ponsett Ridge Preserve Haddam Land Trust Property 135 acres in Haddam, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 107 McTigh Rd Higganum, CT Trail Map       Trails: 1.5 miles   … Read more…

Palmer Taylor Preserve

★★☆☆☆

258 Middle Haddam Road, Portland, CT, USA

Palmer Taylor Preserve Middlesex Land Trust 90 acres in Portland, CT Parking: In front of the Erinmore Barn at 258 Middle Haddam Road, Portland, CT Trail Map       … Read more…

Castlerock Lane

★☆☆☆☆

41.736894, -72.423560

Castlerock Lane Bolton Land Trust 32 acres in Bolton, CT Parking: At the cul-de-sac at the ned of Castlerock Lane Bolton, CT Trail Map       … Read more…

Sheep Farm

Unexplored

41.355807, -72.023408

Sheep Farm Groton Open Space Association 63 acres in Groton, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 248 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT Trail Map      Trails: Unknown     … Read more…

Aicher Preserve

Unexplored

41.907592, -71.948876

Aicher Holzer Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 189.8 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Shoulder parking at the farm gate near 151 Freedley Rd, Pomfret Center, CT Aerial Map   … Read more…

Wright Preserve

Unexplored

41.862626, -71.960772

Wright Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 42.7 acres in Pomfret, CT Parking: Across the road at the Bafflin Sanctuary parking at 85 Pomfret St, Pomfret Center, CT Aerial Map … Read more…

Tamler Preserve

★★☆☆☆

41.936686, -71.809201

Tamler Preserve Wyndham Land Trust 220 acres in Putnam and Thompson, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 128 Elmwood Hill Rd Thompson, CT Trail Map       Trails: 0.65 miles … Read more…