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Last Saturday on the Trail: August 26th

Watson-Symington Preserve 100-110 Wellesley Dr, New Canaan, CT, United States

Grab your furry friend and your hiking boots! Open to dogs of all sizes and breeds and their human companions. This event is a great way to connect with nature, bond with your pet, and have fun in a beautiful outdoor setting on National Dog Day.

Last Saturday on the Trail: September 30th

NCLT Office 58 Pine Street, New Canaan, CT, United States

In the spring, we installed 12 bee hives across four Land Trust properties and ended up with 300+ pounds of honey (and 850+ individual bottles). Join us on Saturday, September 30th, as we host a honey bottling workshop. Learn to bottle honey and help us label our existing jars with the logo designed by Olive […]

Last Saturday on the Trail: Mushroom Walk

Still Pond Preserve -- Fowler Entrance 763 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT, United States

with the Mushroom Hunting Foundation Join us on Saturday, October 14th, to learn about the beautiful world of mycology! Whether you're a seasoned forager or a curious beginner, this event promises to uncover the mysteries of these incredible organisms. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the forest, learn about the diverse fungal species that call […]

New Canaan Land Trust Annual Meeting

New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT, United States

This year, we’re excited to host Mary Ellen Lemay, Landowner Engagement Director at the Aspetuck Land Trust. She will discuss the Aspetuck Land Trust Green Corridor Project which aims to increase the scale and rate of land conservation within the Aspetuck footprint. This project will hopefully become a model for communities in our region to balance conservation efforts […]

Last Saturday on the Trail: Hike Through History

Browne Preserve 1180 Valley Road, New Canaan, CT, United States

Part of the Walk Your Land Trust series with former NCLT Executive Director Aaron Lefland, now Deputy Director of the Connecticut Land Conservation Council. Join us on Saturday, November 18th at 10:00 AM, to hike through history and learn about our local land! This guided hike will feature information about stone walls, glacial erratics, and […]

Winter Hiking Challenge

We challenge you to visit 7 New Canaan Land Trust preserves, plus Bristow Bird Sanctuary in Mead Park, and complete 8 hikes this winter! Our preserves have much to offer year-round. Enjoy the fresh air, spot local wildlife, get your steps in, and ring in the New Year with 8 fantastic hikes. ALL Participants are eligible for the following […]

Last Saturday on the Trail: January 27th

Watson-Symington Preserve 100-110 Wellesley Dr, New Canaan, CT, United States

Part of the 2024 Winter Hiking Challenge Cross Watson-Symington off your Winter Hiking Challenge checklist with this Last Saturday on the Trail event! Enjoy coffee, donuts, and hot chocolate on the trail.

Toward a More Walkable New Canaan by Jeff Speck

New Canaan Library 151 Main Street, New Canaan, CT, United States

National planning expert Jeff Speck has spent his career studying what makes cities thrive and has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. From economists, epidemiologists, and environmentalists to preservationists, planners, and parents, all agree that walkable communities are better in just about every way. Speck explains why walking is useful, particularly regarding land-use, zoning, transit, and […]

Last Saturday on the Trail: February 24th

Colhoun Preserve 204 Davenport Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT, United States

Part of the 2024 Winter Hiking Challenge Cross Colhoun off your Winter Hiking Challenge checklist with this Last Saturday on the Trail event! Enjoy coffee, donuts, and hot chocolate on the trail.

Last Saturday on the Trail: Ribbit Rhapsody

Still Pond Preserve -- Fowler Entrance 763 Silvermine Road, New Canaan, CT, United States

This program is in partnership with the Norwalk River Watershed Association (NRWA) Join Sarah Breznen, the Director of Education at the Woodcock Nature Center, for a spring amphibian walk! Walk the trail at Still Pond to the chorus of wood frogs and spring peepers. Learn about the amphibians native to our area, the ecology of […]