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Ives Farm

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Total acreage of all public and private land in the town of Cheshire exceeds 21,000 acres.

Though significant, CLT's 582 acres represents only 2.46% of the total land area.

Leavenworth Tree Farm

Roaring Brook...the State's second highest waterfall

Cheshire Land Trust
Preserving Land as a Living Resource Since 1969

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The Cheshire Land Trust is a nonprofit -501( c) 3 corporation funded entirely by donor contributions from members of the community. We receive no taxpayer support.

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Walk in the New Year!

Come out and make a resolution to get outside and get more exercise in 2017!

Hike at Fresh Meadows

Hike at Brooke Preserve

Hike to Roaring Brook Falls

Hike the woods at Ive Farms

Fresh Meadows

Thanks to our Sponsors, volunteers and Runners the Ives Farm Tractor Trot 5K was a huge success

Scenic Ives Farm

The Cheshire Land Trust's First Annual Tractor Trot 5K at Ives Farm is in the history books. On a cool partly cloudy morning 74 runners finished the 3.1 mile course that traversed woodlands, vegetable and hay fields and a section of the Quinnipiac River. The well planned and clearly marked course was cheered by runners who promised to return next year.

Tractor Trot I

The Start

Out of the Gate

The Walkers

Onto the Cornfields

Halfway Corner

Leader Doug Levens nearing the halfway mark leads 74 finishers

Doug Levens - First Place

Lisa Wawrzynowski - First Place female (5th over all)

Cheshire Land Trust 2016 Survey

We need to hear from you!  

Please participate in our quick 5 minute survey.

This online survey will be available through the end of 2016.  Results will be used by CLT's Board of Directors to assess past efforts and plan for the future.  If you prefer, print and complete a hardcopy, and mail to Cheshire Land Trust, P.O. Box 781, Cheshire, CT 06410.

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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

Our Mission

Preservation of natural resources of the State of Connecticut, including water resources, marshland, swamp, woodland, open spaces and the plant and animal life therein.
Preservation of unique historic and scenic sites.
Promote the scientific study of and educate the public regarding local natural resources including plants, animals, birds and other wildlife.
Acquire 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.

If you would like to attend, contact Mark Kasinskas or call 203-806-0258 or Dave Schrumm 203-272-2689.

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