It’s almost winter at NE Connecticut’s largest land trust!

Welcome to the season where many of us prefer to stay indoors, where it’s a bit warmer.

But, don’t forget that vitamin D! The Trust properties offer many opportunities for short bursts of activity in the out-of-doors, despite the cold.

Did it snow?  Go to Löf Woodlands (Mansfield) for a short, level trail for cross-country or snowshoeing, or to Allanach-Wolf (Windham) for a longer trail.  More challenging are Friedman Forest (Ashford) or Bradley-Buchanan Woods (Mansfield) or Hubbard Sanctuary (Chaplin).

No snow or ice?  Try Proposal Rock (Mansfield) or Wolf Rock (Mansfield) for a view, or Chenes-Roches (Willington) or Tobiassen (Tolland) for checking out frozen streams.

Looking for animal tracks?  Try H. E. Preston (Hampton) or Utley Hill Preserve (Columbia).

Need to be near a place to warm up?  How about Whetten Woods (Mansfield) or Rankin (Ashford)? Both are near popular cafés.  And if you need to inspire the kids, download the scavenger hunt from our web site, or try letterboxing.

And, if you’re looking for fellowship, check the web site calendar for group walks .  And for you indoor enthusiasts, come join our JT Readers that meets the third Sunday of the month.

And don’t forget that if you’re a current or past volunteer, we invite you to tea with Charles Darwin on Feb. 3 at the Atwood Farm.  And, later in the season, come to the Take Note! concert that opens up our fundraising for the Grist Mill.

So, no excuses! Enjoy this season!

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 donorvolunteer or both. If we don’t protect our beautiful and historic places now, they’ll be lost forever.

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.