Welcome to NE Connecticut’s largest land trust!

“Summer’s finally here – coming as it does in New England in fits and starts.  It’s a time to slow down a bit and to really appreciate all that we have out-of-doors.

While planned activities at the Trust slow down until fall, our properties are always open for you to enjoy. (Please be cautious about ticks and poison ivy when out walking!).  If you need some focus for the younger ones (or older ones), try the scavenger hunt (under activities) or letter boxing – begin at the Atwood Farm where there are instructions how to do it.

Or, how about geo-caching for those of you with GPS enabled phones? Download an app and away you go exploring! Walk along a stream, find a pond, enjoy tree-shaded trails as you explore our region’s natural areas.”

Search out a nearby property or discover an unfamiliar by using this “Explore Our Properties” link.

fliegel_farm_walk1Greet an old friend, make a new one!  And don’t forget the insect repellent. Ticks are making a come-back this season, so please stay alert!

And even if you don’t get outside much yourself but appreciate the value and beauty of conserving open space, thanks for being here! We’re doing everything it takes to protect these lands and always looking for more environmentally or historically important land we can buy or have donated. As a fully accredited land trust, we follow the best practices in conservation. We need you, too — and future generations need you – to help in this process as a donor, volunteer or both. If we don’t protect our beautiful and historic places now, they’ll be lost forever.

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Joshua’s Trust is headquartered at the Atwood Farm, 624 Wormwood Hill Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250.