Connecticut Trails Day

June 4 - 5

Celebrate the many hiking, biking, paddling, letterboxing, and equestrian experiences Connecticut’s many trails have to offer! We will host two of the many hikes across the state providing inspiration for your next adventures.

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WLT May Board Meeting

Date: May 25, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

Penwood Park Hike

Date: June 4, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Stout Family Fields, Stone Hill Road, Bloomfield

Come explore Penwood State Park atop the Metacomet Ridge. Our hike will begin and end at the Land Trust’s Stout Family Fields, which provides an alternate entrance to the State Park from the end of Stone Hill Road. We’ll enter Penwood to visit Lake Louise and the Pinnacle and take some of the lesser-known trails to and from the notch between Bloomfield and Simsbury. The 4.5 mile loop is moderate with a few hills, and leashed dogs are permitted. The rain date is Sunday, June 5.

Connecticut Trails Day logoThe event is one of many in Bloomfield and around the state that are part of Connecticut Trails Day. Thousands of people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and interests come together with a simple, common purpose: to celebrate the many hiking, biking, paddling, letterboxing, and equestrian experiences Connecticut’s many trails have to offer! To find inspiration for your next hikes, visit Connecticut Trails Day.

Seabury Wildwoods Walk

Date: June 5, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Seabury Drive, Bloomfield

Join the Seabury Trails Committee for a guided nature walk in the Seabury Wildwoods, a mostly oak forest rich in wildflowers and birdsong.  April features Dwarf Ginseng, Spotted Wintergreen, and Marsh Marigolds. May brings Violets, Maple Leaf Viburnum, and Trout Lilies. By June we have Laurel, Carolina Rose, Wood Anemone, and Indian Pipes. The feathered chorus includes Red Bellied, Downy, Hairy, and – if we’re lucky – Pileated Woodpeckers. The 2 mile loop is flat, and leashed dogs are permitted. When entering Seabury Drive, stay to the left around the main building to the gazebo and gardens at the top of the hill parking lot.

Connecticut Trails Day logoThe event is one of many in Bloomfield and around the state that are part of Connecticut Trails Day. Thousands of people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and interests come together with a simple, common purpose: to celebrate the many hiking, biking, paddling, letterboxing, and equestrian experiences Connecticut’s many trails have to offer! To find inspiration for your next hikes, visit Connecticut Trails Day.

WLT Annual Membership Meeting

Date: June 15, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Bloomfield Human Services Center, 330 Park Ave

At our annual membership meeting we review the Land Trust’s past accomplishments and future goals, as well as elect directors to our board of directors. More details to follow.

Guided Mother’s & Father’s Day Walk

Date: June 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Farmington River Park, 460 Tunxis Ave, Bloomfield

Logo for the Trees for Bloomfield campaignRescheduled from May 7 due to weather, celebrate Mother’s Day & Father’s Day with a walk along the Farmington River and learn about vernal pools, native wildlife habitats, and forest trees. Naturalist Lucy Eyre, birder Zellene Sandler, and Kevin Wilcox, the horticulturalist at Duncaster, will provide a guided nature walk through Bloomfield’s scenic Farmington River Park.

Attendees also will receive a free plant in honor of Mother Nature! To help us prepare, please follow the link at left to pre-register by June 18. On Saturday, meet in the parking lot in advance to sign-in and be ready to begin at 10:00 am.

This free event is part of the TREES FOR BLOOMFIELD initiative organized by the Bloomfield Beautification Committee and co-sponsored by Bloomfield Leisure Services and Wintonbury Land Trust.

WLT July Board Meeting

Date: July 13, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

WLT August Board Meeting

Date: August 10, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

WLT September Board Meeting

Date: September 14, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

WLT October Board Meeting

Date: October 12, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

WLT November Board Meeting

Date: November 9, 2022
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

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Guided Mother's Day Walk Postponed

Due to the rain forecast, the event scheduled for
Saturday, May 7 is rescheduled to
Saturday, June 18!
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