Hiking in Autumn

Local Trails Connect with Nature

Cooler temperatures, migrating birds, fewer ticks … all good reasons to explore Bloomfield’s forests and meadows in Autumn. Many of our preserves and farms offer trails for easy local hikes.

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LaSalette Trail

This two-town east-west trail is the most ambitious trail-building project. This…

 

Beacon Hill Preserve

Recently donated hardwood uplands will connect to Reservoir #3 and provide views of Metacomet Ridge …

Lisa Lane Farm

One block from Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield’s most densely populated neighborhood sits Lisa Lane Farm with 10 acres…

 

Hawk Hill Farm

It took five grants to acquire this 45-acre farm (23 acres of prime soils) and then $54,000…

 

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WLT December Board Meeting

Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Bloomfield Human Services Center, 330 Park Ave

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and you’re welcome to attend to learn more about Land Trust activities or get involved. We meet at Bloomfield’s Alvin & Beatrice Wood Human Services Center or via Zoom when needed. Please contact us for details on how to attend this month.

First Day Hike

Date: January 1, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, 206 Terry Plains Rd, Bloomfield

Walkers stretched out along the golf cart pathKick off the new year outdoors! Connect with nature and take a healthy hike (or snowshoe) co-sponsored by Wintonbury Land Trust, Bloomfield Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services, and Wintonbury Hills Golf Course. We’ll highlight the natural beauty of this Town-owned property that is home to the award-winning course designed by Pete Dye and certified a Cooperative Bird Sanctuary by Audubon International.
 
The hike will be approximately 2.0-2.5 miles, depending on conditions, with stunning vistas of the Metacomet Range, Bloomfield Reservoir, and WLT’s Beacon Hill Preserve. If there is snow on the ground we’ll snowshoe rather than hike. Meet at 11:00 in the parking lot. Leashed dogs are welcome. Severe weather will cancel.

RSVP online to help us manage the group size for everyone’s safety. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to explore the Wintonbury Hills Golf Course property (if you’re not a regular golfer), one of Bloomfield’s most scenic locations! First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to get outdoors.

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