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Over the Mountain Oct. 23

Annual Fall Hike Returns

Enjoy glorious scenery and an invigorating journey from Bloomfield to Simsbury. Explore the town and state parks, Wintonbury Land Trust farmlands, and Simsbury Land Trust preserves whose trails link our communities.

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Wine & Dine Sept. 18

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Our annual community-wide dinner fundraiser offers a farm to fork Take-Home Harvest Dinner filled with tasty, locally-sourced foods prepared by Gillette Ridge Golf Club’s Executive Chef Jeremy Archer.

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Our Projects

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 September Board Meeting

Date: September 8, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

Take-Home Harvest Dinner (Sold Out)

Date: September 18, 2021

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: Gillette Ridge Golf Club, 1360 Hall Boulevard, Bloomfield

For your safety, our 6th annual WINE & DINE community-wide dinner and fundraiser will be A TAKE-HOME HARVEST DINNER Farm to Fork on Saturday, September 18! Registration sold out Friday, September 3.

  • Fall is the perfect time to order A Take-Home Harvest Dinner filled with tasty, locally-sourced foods prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Archer and his team at Gillette Ridge Golf Club in Bloomfield.
  • We will be working with our partner farms and other regional vendors!
  • You get to select either a pork, fish, or vegetarian entrée. Each option  comes with appetizer, salad, sides, dessert, and paired wine. Dinners will be complemented with other surprises.
  • Drive to Gillette Ridge Golf Club in Bloomfield where we will deliver your tasty dinner to your car, carefully prepared and packaged according to all sanitary regulations.

Purchase Your Tickets (Sold Out)

Take-Home Harvest Dinner tickets are now available. They are $85 for current members, or $95 for nonmembers (become a member for 2021 and save $10). Your reservation includes a sumptuous Farm-to-Fork dinner and the warm feeling you’ll get helping us protect and connect people with our community’s natural resources, farmlands, and wildlife corridors. It’s a win-win for everybody. Eat well and do good! Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Deadline is Friday, September 3.  All directions will be sent to you along with date reminders.


Learn where the money goes.

We cannot accomplish our goals without the support, involvement, and enthusiasm of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers.

If you want to help continue the important community work of the Wintonbury Land Trust, please voice your support in our event printed program.

WLT October Board Meeting

Date: October 13, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

Over the Mountain Hike

Date: October 23, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Flower Bridge, 1 Old Bridge Road, Simsbury

Photo of hikers passing between trees and over fallen leaves in Penwood State Park during the hike in 2019
Enjoy an invigorating 6-mile hike from Bloomfield to Simsbury co-sponsored by Wintonbury Land Trust, Simsbury Land Trust, and Bloomfield Leisure Services. With glorious fall scenery, the free hike showcases land trust properties and trail connections that link the towns through Penwood State Park.

Meet at the end point, the historic Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge in Simsbury. A bus will shuttle hikers to the starting point, the recently renovated Filley Park in Bloomfield. (Or car pool with friends.) Be prepared to take Covid-19 safety precautions as required such as wearing a mask on the bus. Please register to help us monitor the group size and to contact you if it becomes necessary to change our plans.

From Filley Park we’ll hike Bloomfield’s LaSalette Trail to the 1834 Oliver Filley House in LaSalette Open Space. Ascending to WLT’s adjoining Hawk Hill Farm, we should get stunning views of Hartford. We’ll proceed to WLT’s Stout Family Fields, a gateway into Penwood State Park. After visiting Lake Louise and resting at The Pinnacle, we’ll descend through SLT’s gorgeous Tanager Hill and Owen Mortimer properties to return to the Flower Bridge!

(Photo: Paula Jones)

WLT November Board Meeting

Date: November 10, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

WLT December Board Meeting

Date: December 8, 2021

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

The Board of Directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. For everyone’s safety this meeting will be conducted virtually with access available online or by phone. Please contact us for details on how to attend.

Topics of Interest:

Our 2020 annual meeting photo slide show.

Created by Hartford Art School Civic Design class members Paulina Modestow, Darcy Peterson, and Emma Schroh and presented at our 2019 annual meeting.

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