CT Trails Weekend: Cheshire Land Trust Hike on Prospect Ridge/Quinnipiac Blue Trail
On CT Trails Weekend, Saturday, June 4, Cheshire Land Trust will lead a hike on Prospect Ridge along the Cheshire/Prospect town line. The hike features the landscape of Cheshire Land Trust, town, state, and water company open space lands. There will be brief stops at scenic overlooks and near the top of Roaring Brook Falls.
The “official” hike will end at Route 42 in Cheshire, where transportation will be provided back to the starting point, as needed. Participants may also hike back to starting point on their own, if preferred.
Difficulty: Moderate/difficult terrain.
Total Distance: 3 miles
Approximate time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Heavy rain cancels. Pre-Registration is required for transportation planning. To register: 203-806-0258
Wear appropriate clothing, hiking boots. Bring water and a snack.
Sorry, no dogs
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at end of 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.
CLT Hike Leaders: Mark Kasinskas, Rick Marinaro
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.
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