Runners and walkers are welcome. The unique course is set on a working farm. It is beautiful. You'll traverse woodlands, circle planting and hay fields, and run alongside the Quinnipiac River on trails and farm paths. The course begins and ends at the farm's iconic red timber-frame barn.
A live band, food, an awards ceremony, festivities and conservation / environment expo await the runners at the finish.
This is a tough race, but it's fun! Many participants (and their fans) wear costumes. There are surprises in the woods (good ones!), and you are also encouraged to bring cowbells and horns!
Benefits the many Outreach and Education programs offered by the Cheshire Land Trust.
Thanks to our Sponsors, volunteers and Runners the Ives Farm Tractor Trot 5Kwas a huge success
Scenic Ives Farm
Painting by Linda Marino - A Day at the Farm - 2014
Betty Ives bequeathed the 164 acre farm to CLT in 2006. The farm is managed by T&D Growers. The farm stand is open late spring to late October. Support community grown agriculture. Consider buying a CSA next year. Call 203-271-0113 or visit T&D Growers website tanddgrowers.com.
Preservationof natural resources of the State of Connecticut, including water resources,
marshland, swamp, woodland, open spaces and the plant and animal life
of unique historic and scenic sites.
the scientific study of and educate the public regarding local natural
resources including plants, animals, birds and other wildlife.
by gift, purchase or otherwise, real and personal property for the benefit
of all the inhabitants of the State of Connecticut for conservational,
educational, scientific and recreational purposes.
Join the Cheshire Land Trust
Open spaces provide habitat for wildlife, protection for
our water supply and countless benefits to the community. Cheshire's pristine
wetlands, green ways, farmland and open spaces must never be taken for
granted. Join in our mission to preserve the town's natural character
and beauty. Membership offers you the opportunity
to make a difference.
The Cheshire Land Trust seeks gifts of land thus ensuring
its preservation for future generations. Today we actively manage 28 properties
and 6 conservation easements totaling 582 acres. Membership dues and contributions
provide for management of these properties. CLT is a 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation. Your donations are tax deductable. We receive no taxpayer funds.
The Cheshire Land Trust Governing Board meets monthly,
usually the 3rd Thursday, 7:00 PM at the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce office located at 195 S. Main St.
would like to attend, contact Joy VanderLek or call 203-699-9251 or Dave Schrumm 203-272-2689.
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September 26, 2017