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Saturday November 4, 2017​:   Join the Colchester Land Trust as we bike the Airline Trail and rural roads to the Fat Orange Cat! Saturday, November 4, from 12:30 - 3:00.  Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. is a small, seasonal farm brewery. This may sound like just another excuse to drink beer and FOC specializes in extremely high quality small batch recipes. But as a CLT destination, this local business exemplifies our mission for clean air and water, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, and local agriculture. FOC makes every effort to support and promote local agriculture and protect the land. For instance, they recycle all of their waste materials either on the property or for goat feed. Visit them at fatorangecatbrewco.com.  Directions for the CLT bike start: Take Route 2 to exit 16 in Colchester. Follow Route 149 south for less than a mile: trail head parking is on the right.  

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Biking to the Fat Orange Cat. 

Past Hikes...

- October 7:  Our Tangletree Farm - Harvest Party/Fundraiser​ was a success, with food drink, music, country-western dance lessons, and more! The early evening included a hayride and informal tour of the farm to showcase this wonderful land easement acquisition.​​​​ Wonderful food, drink and people: the perfect combination for a grand time!

- September 15: Star gazing at Cold Spring Farm.​ The sky was glorious from the open fields of the farm. The crowd was buzzing, as were the insects of field and forest. Jess and Jeff, our hosts, ordered up perfect conditions as well as some homemade victuals. The Astronomical Society of New Haven brought professional telescopes for all to look through. It was a glorious and enchanted evening!

Our goal is to help educate, entertain, and amuse! Usually this means a walk in the woods, but we may take to the water or the wheels. We occasionally bring in guests with a particular expertise in the natural world. Colchester Land Trust is here for you, offering  education, excerise, and land preservation.

Preview of coming attractions:

  • December—Colchester downtown hike: history, Christmas lights, etc.​ Co-sponsored by the Colchester Historical Society.
  • 2018 is in the works: more historical walks, an eminent geologist, another Winterbrau, and more. Have a suggestion? Let us know!

The resources of nature, like those of spirit, are running out, and all that a conscientious man can aspire to be is a literal conservative, hoarding what remains of culture and of natural wealth against the fierce appetites of modern life."―Russell Kirk; The Conservative Mind​

" Thoreau’s love for nature sings off his journal pages in spring. His winter writing slices right into the heart. His entries, day after day, are testimony to the power of renewal and rebirth—and to the importance of harnessing the human sense of wonder to better understand and protect the Earth. In our age of the Anthropocene, as we distance ourselves from the cyclical rhythms of nature, we are disconnecting from our planet. Thoreau’s journal is a reminder of what is at stake."―Andrea Wulf; The Atlantic, November, 2017​

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