Wintonbury Land Trust
Bloomfield & Windsor
I went to go write up a Wintobury property and was surprised that I had never written the intro page previously. So here I am, wwriting up the intro page. And as I type these words, I realize perhaps why I’ve never done this before…
Bloomfield’s Wintonbury Land Trust doesn’t really have much in the way of hiking. Don’t get me wrong – they perform a very valuable service to Bloomfield, but for my purposes, they’re not exactly at the top of my list.
One interesting thing about the WLT is that they own property in West Hartford, Simsbury, and Windsor as well as Bloomfield. From what I gather, these are mostly teeny tiny little snippets of land in those towns. (Though there is a barn/small farm restoration up off of the Old Day Hill Road in Windsor with a big Wintonbury sign. Still not really a hikeable property though.)
Also, don’t despair Bloomfieldians – you have parts of Talcott Mountain and Penwood State Parks! And Auer Farm! And Wilcox Park! And lots of other stuff to hike! Your land trust is more about preservation and buffer zones and stuff. Which is still cool.
The Wintonbury Land Trust was founded in 1982 and continues a proud tradition of grass roots leadership in the effort to protect and conserve land and natural resources in its community. The mission of the Land Trust is to promote the preservation, improvement, protection, and conservation of natural resources for the benefit of the community. The Wintonbury Land Trust’s major goals are: the protection of natural resources, especially soil and water quality and woodland health; the conservation of farms and undeveloped land, e.g. woodlands, wetlands, wildlife corridors, in Bloomfield and surrounding areas; the conservation of appropriate urban landscapes with respect to the community’s built environment; and the connectivity with other community features (Greenways, wildlife corridors, trails, parks, and adjacent lands).
The Preserves and Hikes:
If linked, I’ve hiked it.