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See the Preview of coming attractions​, below. The list is not yet firm and there are no dates speciifed, but we're gonna have some fun in 2018! In addition, the 1874 historic hike was so rich that we could not finish in one outing. There will be a continuation at some point in the spring.

Past Hikes...

- November 4: We biked the Airline Trail and rural roads to the Fat Orange Cat, a small, seasonal farm brewery. It was a splendid autumn day! The ride was challenging, company was pleasant, the beer was great.​

- December 10:  The walking tour of the Colchester Historic District was a success! Eighteen folks, lead by Gary Walter and Sheila Tortorigi​ of the Colchester Historical Society, retraced a November 1874 Hartford Post newspaper article​. The walk ended at the Hayward House, where the Faskis allowed us to warm our feet and tummies, serving hot cider and cookies! 


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 (to be confirmed):

  • Hike of the Meadowbrook Wildlife Management Area​
  • Full Moon Snowshoe/Hike of the Bulkeley Hill Preserve
  • Botany Hike at Day Pond
  • Mushroom Hike with the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society
  • Stargazing at Cold Spring Farm
  • Bike Ride on the Airline Trail to the Willimantic Brew Pub
  • Tangletree Farm Ramble
  • Salmon River Soak
  • Kayak Adventure
  • Geology Hike on the Airline Trail
  • Farm Tour of Cato Corner and others​

"The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others." ― Theodore Roosevelt; Address to the Deep Waterway Convention, Memphis, TN, October 4, 1907​

" 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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