In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

~John Muir

November 9 - Walk the Famous Salmon River Run course 

Colchester Land Trust invites you to join us on Sunday, November 9th, 1:00 to 3:00, at the Comstock Bridge on the Salmon River (Rte 16). We'll take a brisk walk of the race course, approximately six miles. Sturdy shoes are recommended, but your sneakers should suffice. This is a scenic and lovely jaunt along country roads, the Salmon River, and the Airline Trail. The perfect time of year for such an outing!

(Note: this was formerly scheduled for the 10th, but has changed to the 9th.)



Final 2019 Outings:

  • November 16th, 5:00pm, stargazing at Cold Spring Farm with members of the Astronomical Society of New Haven 

  • December 8th, 1:00pm: Bulkeley Hill Preserve progress tour

2020 Events & Hikes:

The CLT Outreach Committee is putting their heads together to create an expanded schedule of ‚Äčinteresting events, presentations, and outdoor excursions for 2020. Our hope is that we can engage even more of the public in appreciation of the values of conserved land and the wonderful open spaces available to everyone in Colchester. We look forward to seeing you many times next year!

Past Outings:

Over the past several years, CLT hikes have promoted the beauty and diversity of Colchester's natural resources: parks, trails, farms, ponds, swamps, even cemeteries! We have an abundance of interesting sites in our small town. Hundreds of folks have taken advantage of CLT's monthly Discover Colchester Hikes to get acquainted with this natural bounty. Often, participants expressed that they had no idea there were such wonderful resources so close to home. From casual hikes along the Airline Trail to informative walks with local and regional experts, these hikes highlight the importance of our natural surroundings. We've learned to appreciate the symbiotic relationship of people and wildlife. Flora and fauna that may go unnoticed have a real effect on our well-being. Micro-organisms living underfoot and all around us are important to the maintenance of the entire ecosystem. In a real sense, we all are one.


Locally, the participants in your land trust make a difference to this small area of the world. In the aggregate, land trusts and like-minded organizations and people provide a buffer against over-development, pollution, exploitation, and other depredations of the natural world. Land trusts embody the aphorism, "Think globally, act locally." We encourage you to think globally and to act locally, by supporting or joining your land trust. At the very least, take a couple of hours some Sunday afternoon to join us on a hike! 


Remember, the Colchester Land Trust is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that works to permanently protect open space in Colchester. Protecting land takes time and requires funding. Protecting open space is more important than ever, as the world changes around us.

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