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Celebrate Bloomfield Hike @ Seabury Wildwoods

Date: June 9, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Seabury Life Plan Community, Wintonbury Avenue, Bloomfield

Picture of hikers at wild woodsLike the Connecticut Trails Day event, this easy hike will start at the head of Seabury’s Wildwoods Trail. This State property is leased to the Town of Bloomfield for passive recreation with trails, where the Seabury Trails Committee volunteers developed and maintain the trails and boardwalks. We will explore several trails for a total distance of approximately 2.0 miles, spotting interesting birds and flowers in the meadows, wetlands, and woods.

Meet at the visitor parking at the rear of Seabury Active Life Plan Community. Look for the painted cow sculpture. Heavy rain cancels – no rain date. Leashed dogs permitted. Pre-registration not required. Free.

Celebrate Bloomfield

This event is part of Celebrate Bloomfield, a week when people of all walks of life come together to appreciate the natural and cultural gifts, healthy and mindful living, and sense of community in Bloomfield. Please join us!

Celebrate Bloomfield Hike @ Auerfarm Scenic Reserve

Date: June 8, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve, Simsbury Road/Route 185, Bloomfield

Picture of hikers at Auer farmSimilar to the Connecticut Trails Day hike, this easy nature walk will explore Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve. This is Connecticut’s newest State Park, located next to the 4-H Education Center on property that once was part of Auerfarm in Bloomfield. Auerfarm was an award-winning poultry farm, dairy herd, and fruit orchard and continues to play a role in maintaining Bloomfield’s agricultural heritage.

We will walk to the top of the drumlin known as Cider Hill for great views of the Metacomet Ridge and neighboring drumlins including the Land Trust’s Hawk Hill Farm. Then we will descend through woods and farm fields in search of Bobolinks, a species of special concern in Connecticut due to limited grassland habitat. At a total distance of just 1.0 miles, this is great for families young and old, with options to continue bird watching in the meadows or visit animals at the nearby 4-H Education Center.

Meet at the parking area at the intersection of Auer Farm Road and Cider Hill Road. Heavy rain cancels – no rain date. Due to the bird habitat, dogs are not permitted. Pre-registration not required. Free.

Celebrate Bloomfield

This hike has become one of the many ways people of all walks of life Celebrate Bloomfield together all week to appreciate the natural and cultural gifts, healthy living, and sense of community in Bloomfield. Please join us!

Connecticut Trails Day Hike @ Seabury Wildwoods

Date: June 2, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Seabury Life Plan Community, Wintonbury Avenue, Bloomfield

Picture of Seabury Wildwoods trailThis easy hike will start at the head of Seabury’s Wildwoods Trail, State property leased to the Town of Bloomfield for passive recreation with trails developed and maintained with the assistance of the Seabury Trails Committee. We will explore several trails for a total distance of approximately 2.0 miles, spotting interesting birds and flowers in the meadows, wetlands, and woods.

Meet at the visitor parking at the rear of Seabury Active Life Plan Community. Look for the painted cow sculpture. Heavy rain reschedules – rain date next Sunday, June 9, same time. Leashed dogs permitted. Pre-registration not required. Free.

Connecticut Trails Day

This is one of many hikes across the state Connecticut Trails Day weekend, part of an initiative the American Hiking Society established in 1993 to recognize the incredible benefits trails provide for recreation and exposure to nature.

Connecticut Trails Day Hike @ Auerfarm Scenic Reserve

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve, Simsbury Road/Route 185, Bloomfield

Picture of Bobolink birdThis easy nature walk will explore Auerfarm State Park Scenic Reserve, Connecticut’s newest State Park located next to the 4-H Education Center on property that once was part of Auerfarm. We will walk to the top of the drumlin known as Cider Hill for great views of the surrounding hills and descend through woods and farm fields in search of Bobolinks, a species of special concern in Connecticut due to limited grassland habitat. Great for families as part of the State’s Great Park Pursuit, the total distance is approximately 1.0 mile.

Meet at the parking area at the intersection of Auer Farm Road and Cider Hill Road. Heavy rain reschedules – rain date next Saturday, June 8, same time. Due to the bird habitat, dogs are not permitted. Pre-registration not required. Free.

Connecticut Trails Day

This is one of many hikes across the state Connecticut Trails Day weekend, part of an initiative the American Hiking Society established in 1993 to recognize the incredible benefits trails provide for recreation and exposure to nature.

WLT Board Meeting

Date: May 8, 2019

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Level 5 Clock Room via Door 18, 200 Seabury Dr, Bloomfield

The board of directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us for details.

WLT Wine & Dine

Date: April 27, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Begins at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course in Bloomfield

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SOLD OUT!!!!The Wintonbury Land Trust cordially invites you for a night of good cheer and gourmet eats at our fourth annual WINE & DINE Community Dinner and Fundraiser:


We gratefully acknowledge our two wonderful sponsors: SEABURY, An Active Life Plan Community and THE RICHARD P. GARMANY FUND at The Hartford Foundation for Giving                             Eat Well and Do Good! We are also grateful for all the businesses in our community who helped to support our event by placing an ad in our Wine & Dine program or donating in-kind: Elizabeth’s, Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, Republic, Bloomfield Discount Liquors, Hartford Art School CivicDesign class – Paulina Modesto, Darcy Peterson, Emma Schroh and Michael Scricco; Fredrick and Michelle Bononi, Elkabee Fabric Paradise, Dennis Hubbs,photographer; Brian Kulvete, wildlife photographer; Kathy Rohrs, Gillette Ridge Wines & Spirits, Contours Spa & Wellness, Solscape, Auerfarm, The Print Hub, Ariston Oils, Isaac’s Bagel Cafe, White & Katzman, Bloomfield Village Pizza, Sala Thai Street Food, Skin Care by Doina, Baram, Tapper & Gans,llc; Ornamentals- Specimen Tree Pruning, The Dental Center,llc; Village Plumbing,llc; Romano & Fetterman,pc; CTec Solar, Therapeutic Massage Associates, Bloomfield Garage,inc; Duncaster, RealLiving, The Green Machine, The Rideshare Company, University of Hartford, President’s College; Williams Service Center, Back East Brewery, Milano Salon & Day Spa, Northeastern Chimney, Naatiya Indian Restaurant and People’s United Bank. 

PLEASE SUPPORT THESE BUSINESSES…TOGETHER WE CAN WORK TO PROTECT OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, OUR FARMLANDS AND OUR WILDLIFE CORRIDORS! 

 


  • “Meet and Greet” your neighbors and community at the picturesque Wintonbury Hills Golf Course for tasty appetizers, a glass of wine and friendly conversation.
  • Then join other guests for a home-cooked dinner in an intimate group setting at one of our many hosts’ homes in Bloomfield.
  • Enjoy old-fashioned conversation over dinner while getting to know folks around the table.
  • Dress is “informal chic.”
  • DEADLINE TO BUY TICKETS: April 12
Make a Reservation

Tickets are $85 as a member or $95 as a nonmember (become a member and save $10). Your reservation includes a reception with appetizers, a sumptuous meal with wine & dessert in a private home, and the warm feeling you’ll get doing something good for your community — helping the Wintonbury Land Trust protect our natural resources, farmlands, and wildlife corridors. It’s a win-win for everybody! Reservations accepted on a first come, first served basis:

Making a Difference

Wine & Dine is Wintonbury Land Trust’s major annual fundraising event, contributing over $19,000 to our funds in the past three years! Last year’s event enabled our 501(c)3, all-volunteer nonprofit to:

  • Advance the mission of Hawk Hill Farm – Ongoing partnership with multi-year lease with HighlandArt Farm and their Community Supported Agriculture program; and support member gatherings at the farm such as the Fall Social & Hike.
  • Conduct Educational Outreach Events – “Bears in Connecticut” presentation at our annual meeting; Earth Day co-sponsorship; Trails Day nature hikes; and work with the Town of Bloomfield to promote the community gardens at Lisa Lane Farm.
  • Fund Annual Operations – Insurance, supplies, website redesign, stewardship, postage, property title searches, property surveys, and land appraisals; and strengthen our financial reserves so we have monies available for major projects and future acquisitions.

Please join us in protecting our community’s natural resources, farmlands, and wildlife corridors:

  • Become one of the event’s leading sponsors.
  • Voice your support in the event program.

WLT Board Meeting

Date: April 10, 2019

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Level 5 Clock Room via Door 18, 200 Seabury Dr, Bloomfield

The board of directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us for details.

WLT Board Meeting

Date: March 13, 2019

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Level 5 Clock Room via Door 18, 200 Seabury Dr, Bloomfield

The board of directors meets monthly, and members are welcome to learn more about your land trust by attending. Please contact us for details.

Speer Preserve Winter Hike

Date: February 23, 2019

Time: 9:30 am

Location: Speer Preserve, Bloomfield

Update: The snow was too soft for cross country skis or snowshoes (and the streams were running high)! But hiking boots and poles worked just fine. Thanks for coming out to explore this special preserve!

Picture of hikers

Please come with good outdoor snow shoes or hiking boots if no snow is present. Wear seasonable outdoor clothing. The trail is an easy to moderate outing, one and a half to two hours in length.

Details

Meet at the cul-de-sac at the top of Juniper Road in Bloomfield on Saturday, February 23rd at 9:30 am. Rain date is Sunday the 24th at 9:30 am. Check our Website and Facebook for postings or cancellation.

WLT Board Meeting

Date: February 13, 2019

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: 200 Seabury Dr, Bloomfield

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