Canton Land Conservation Trust
Canton
Connecticut
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The Mission of the Canton Land Conservation Trust is to acquire, preserve, and protect land of scenic, natural or historic value within the Town of Canton; to maintain this land and its plant and animal life using the best conservation, wildlife habitat, and forestry practices available; and to promote public awareness, understanding, and enjoyment of the land.

NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

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Christmas Tree and Greens Sale (with cookies and hot chocolate!)
Saturday Dec. 3, 9am - 1pm at the Smith Tree Farm

A Canton holiday tradition returns! Trees will start as low as $25, and bundles of pine greens will be $5. There will be cookies and hot chocolate and folks available to help you cut your tree and hoist it onto the roof of your car. Remember to bring rope to assist with tying.

Directions: take Wright Road from Route 179 (Cherry Brook Road). Turn left from Wright Road onto Doyle Road and continue for one-half mile. The last portion is unpaved. Park near the farm's barn.

Happy Holidays from the Canton Land Conservation Trust!

Next Trailblazers Hike: Sunday Dec. 18 1:30pm at the Goedecke / Humphrey Woods Trail, 23 West Rd.

Bunny Cut Completed at Sun, Wind and Woodland

The forestry work has been completed and we have now reopened the Sun, Wind and Woodland Preserve to the public. The cut was intentionally left "messy" with brush piles and slash left behind to provide cover for small mammals and to protect tree seedlings by discouraging deer browse. We look forward to seeing the cut rapidly change as it develops into the brushland habitat needed by New England Cottontails and many species of birds.

For more information and pictures of the forestry work please visit our Photo Gallery

Archaeology at the Mary Conklin Sanctuary

We recently explored the foundation of a former barn once used as part of the Town of Canton's poor farm.  Pictures of that  activity now appear in our Photo Gallery.

Silent Auction Contributors
as of March 14th

  • Bikram Yoga in the Valley
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Cake Gypsy
  • Canton Indoor Golf
  • Canton Village Gulf Service Center
  • Collinsville Canoe and Kayak
  • Cherry Brook Pizza
  • Cross Fit Legitimus Gym
  • Crown and Hammer Pub
  • Bill Duncan
  • Dynamic Auto
  • Eastern Mountain Sports
  • Flatbread Pizza Company
  • Foothills Delery
  • Harvey and Lewis
  • Healthtrax
  • Hickory Ledges Farm
  • Wayne Jekot
  • Deb Koval
  • La Trattoria Restaurant
  • Long Automotive
  • Meat House
  • Midas Automotive
  • Motophoto
  • Portobello's Restaurant
  • Riverside Nursery and Garden Center
  • Roaring Brook Nature Center
  • Saybrook Fish House
  • Shop Rite
  • Simsmore Tennis Club
  • Southern Pines
  • Spirited Hand
  • Stepping Stones and Trusty Trail Guides
  • Betty Stanley
  • Super Cellar Warehouse
  • Trader Joe's