In November 2016, the Cheshire Land Trust featured a different one of its properties (sometimes two) every day of the month. We thank Mark Kasinskas for his compilation of the valuable resource of information and mapping. We hope you’ll continue to use the property blog to better understand and appreciate our preserved open space lands online and also get out and explore some of them in person!
Brooke Preserve - Sperry Rd.
Brooksvale Preserve - Linear Trail
Fresh Meadows - Cook Hill Rd
Thomas Pool Memorial
Quinnipiac River at Ives Farm
Skyview Ives & Pelz Farm
Thanks to our Sponsors, volunteers and Runners the Ives Farm Tractor Trot 5Kwas a huge success
Scenic Ives Farm
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 late spring to late October. Support community grown agriculture. Consider buying a CSA next year. Call 203-271-0113 or visit T&D Growers website tanddgrowers.com.
Preservationof natural resources of the State of Connecticut, including water resources,
marshland, swamp, woodland, open spaces and the plant and animal life
of unique historic and scenic sites.
the scientific study of and educate the public regarding local natural
resources including plants, animals, birds and other wildlife.
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.
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.
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.
would like to attend, contact Joy VanderLek or call 203-699-9251 or Dave Schrumm 203-272-2689.
Webmaster: Tim Slocum Site last updated:
June 6, 2017