Environmental stewardship means many things to many people on different levels. We all try to embrace and practice those principals in ways that are meaningful and sustainably actionable. Our Litchfield community continues to believe, act and invest locally… a shared belief that benefits us all.
We are grateful to share our trails, some specials places and our experiences with you. We have included photos of people who are enjoying a few moments of woodland and waterway respite. The woodland trails and scenic walking paths are bustling.
This 340-acre preserve, located west of Litchfield Center, includes a spectacular viewpoint near its 1350-foot summit, as well as a large pond to the west. The area was subject to significant nickel mining explorations in the 1800’s. Most of the Prospect Mountain Preserve was acquired in 1983, largely through the efforts of Dallett Hoopes, a founder of the Litchfield Land Trust. The Blue Trail is named for him. The White Trail is named in recognition of Graham Thompson, also an early leader of LLT. The entire Prospect Mountain trail system is part of Connecticut Forest and Park Association’s (CFPA) statewide system of trails, and is jointly administered by CFPA and LLT. Please go to the trail map on our website for information on the four trails within the preserve.
This week, LLT is featuring the beautiful Shepaug Crossing Preserve Trail, a moderate/difficult trail that is 2.3 miles in length. The trail head is located on the north side of Route 202, 3.2 miles west of the village of Bantam and approximately 300 feet west of the entrance of Garland Road and east of the Shepaug River bridge. Look for our LLT sign. We hope you will enjoy this trail safely, observing social distancing. Please take photos and share your observations with us!
Consider visiting our Stillman-Danaher Preserve and hike the Nancy Danaher Trail. This beautiful, heavily wooded landscape includes a broad high plateau, a valley with a double stream crossing, striking rock outcrops, stone walls and an old woods road.
This week, Litchfield Land Trust invites you to explore the Marsh Hawk Trail on the Graham Thompson Preserve. We at the Litchfield Land Trust are pleased to have so many neighbors enjoying exercise, fresh air, a change of scenery and respite on our trails. Please stay safe, maintain social distancing and remain on the trail. Please take photos and them share with us!
We at the Litchfield Land Trust are pleased to have so many neighbors enjoying exercise, fresh air, a change of scenery and respite on our trails. Please stay safe, remain on the trail, pack out what you pack in and stay connected. In the coming weeks, we will be featuring each of our trails and hope you will explore them, take photos and please send them to us!