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Total acreage of all public and private land in the town of Cheshire exceeds 21,000 acres.

Though significant, CLT's 582 acres represents only 2.46% of the total land area.

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Roaring Brook...the State's second highest waterfall

Cheshire Land Trust
Preserving Land as a Living Resource Since 1969

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The Cheshire Land Trust is a nonprofit -501( c) 3 corporation funded entirely by donor contributions from members of the community. We receive no taxpayer support.

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Take a Hike Cheshire !

This is one of the best times of the year to hit the trails

The best of Cheshire must include a hike along Prospect Ridge on Quinnipiac Blue Trail
 
The hike features the landscape of Cheshire Land Trust, town, state, and water company open space lands. There are many points of interest seen from scenic overlooks near the top of Roaring Brook Falls.
 
A great starting point is the trail head off Bethany Mountain Road /Route 42 in Cheshire where there is a small parking area. From there head north towards the head waters of Roaring Brook Falls. From there turn back or head further north towards the water tanks in Prospect just off Cornwall Avenue (in Prospect) It may be a good idea to park a car there otherwise take the return loop another 2.7 miles back to Route 42. For a another day you should include a hike to the falls. Follow the trail as it forks eastward towards Roaring Brook Falls. Afterall this is the creme de la creme of Cheshire's water filled environmental wonders.


 

Loop hike to Roaring Brook - Total Distance: 3 miles
Difficulty:  Moderate/difficult terrain. Approximate time: 3 hours

Loop hike to Cornwall Ave Prospect- Total Distance: 5.4 miles
Difficulty:  Moderate/difficult terrain. Approximate time: 4 1/2 hours

 
Wear appropriate clothing, hiking boots. Bring water and a snack.
 
More Access info  
Access Cornwall Ave. in Prospect: from Cheshire, take Rt. 68 west to Tress Road. Follow to end. Turn left, follow to end by water tanks.  See Google Maps for directions.

Travel in small groups for safety and further enjoyment


Ives Farm is now open for Business

The circa 1790 Hotchkiss house was the homestead of the Ives family since 1867 up until Betty Ives bequeathed the 164 acre farm to CLT in 2006. The farm stand is now open. Support community grown agriculture. Consider buying a CSA today. Call 203-271-0113 or visit T&D Growers website tanddgrowers.com.

 

Our Mission

Preservation of natural resources of the State of Connecticut, including water resources, marshland, swamp, woodland, open spaces and the plant and animal life therein.
Preservation of unique historic and scenic sites.
Promote the scientific study of and educate the public regarding local natural resources including plants, animals, birds and other wildlife.
Acquire 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
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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.

Meetings

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.

If you would like to attend, contact Mark Kasinskas or call 203-806-0258 or Dave Schrumm 203-272-2689.

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