The Cheshire Land Trust proudly presents the Ives Farm Tractor Trot 5K. Runners will traverse woodlands, circle vegetable and hay fields, and visit the banks of the Quinnipiac River on trails and farm paths.
The course begins and ends at the farm's centerpiece - a picturesque red timber-frame barn. The setting, Ives Farm, is a gem among the Cheshire Land Trust's protected open spaces. Festivities will officially kick-off with a 9:30 a.m. start. Post-run festivities will include food, entertainment, vendor/exhibitor booths, and a tractor display. Runners and walkers welcome.
Take a Hike Cheshire !
This is one of the best times of the year to hit the trails
The best of Cheshire must include a hike along Prospect Ridge on Quinnipiac Blue Trail
The hike features the landscape of Cheshire Land Trust, town, state, and water company open space lands. There are many points of interest seen from scenic overlooks near the top of Roaring Brook Falls.
A great starting point is the trail head off Bethany Mountain Road /Route 42 in Cheshire where there is a small parking area. From there head north towards the head waters of Roaring Brook Falls. From there turn back or head further north towards the water tanks in Prospect just off Cornwall Avenue (in Prospect) It may be a good idea to park a car there otherwise take the return loop another 2.7 miles back to Route 42. For a another day you should include a hike to the falls. Follow the trail as it forks eastward towards Roaring Brook Falls. Afterall this is the creme de la creme of Cheshire's water filled environmental wonders.
Loop hike to Roaring Brook - Total Distance: 3 miles
Difficulty: Moderate/difficult terrain. Approximate time: 3 hours
Loop hike to Cornwall Ave Prospect- Total Distance: 5.4 miles
Difficulty: Moderate/difficult terrain. Approximate time: 4 1/2 hours
Wear appropriate clothing, hiking boots. Bring water and a snack.
More Access info
Access Cornwall Ave. in Prospect: from Cheshire, take Rt. 68 west to Tress Road. Follow to end. Turn left, follow to end by water tanks. See Google Maps for directions.
Travel in small groups for safety and further enjoyment
Ives Farm is now open for Business
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 now open. Support community grown agriculture. Consider buying a CSA today. 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 Mark Kasinskas or call 203-806-0258 or Dave Schrumm 203-272-2689.
Webmaster: Tim Slocum Site last updated:
July 19, 2016