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.
To view our trail maps, go to: https://www.litchfieldlandtrust.org/
Near the top of Prospect Mountain, you will see a welcoming bench dedicated "In loving memory of Peter and Tekla Litwin from their son Ted Litwin". Here are the guys who lovingly hauled it up the mountain for you to contemplate our beautiful land and respect for those who went before us.
We encourage you to take photos of things on the trails that have captured your attention. Please share with us and stay safe!
Enjoy our Prospect Mountain Gallery below...
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