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 vision of the Wintonbury Land Trust incorporates the following elements:  to increase protected land in area served; connect people with nature; increase visibility & influence of the Trust within the community; provide tighter stewardship and management of the lands under the Trust’s protection, leading to greater community benefit & use of those lands; and to increase communication at all levels – including the Trust’s Board, membership, and the general community – which fosters greater participation in all land trust activities.

The Wintonbury Land Trust is tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that holds over 200 acres principally in the Town of Bloomfield, as well as Windsor, West Hartford and Simsbury, Connecticut.  Our 17 distinct properties range in size from less than 1 acre up to 46 acres.   Visit our blog for property reports.


  • VanOtterloo Work Day Postponed

    This Saturday, March 28th, we have a Van Otterloo Work Day planned. “NOTICE: due to inclement weather tomorrow, the Van Otterloo work day will be moved to to April 4.” Please meet at 10 a.m. and park at Tikvoh Chadoshoh, located at 180 Still Road, Bloomfield. Come prepared to work by wearing long pants, long-sleeve shirts, work boots, and gloves. Tools such as loppers, hand saws and hand pruners are welcome, though the Land Trust will have extra tools if needed. The main task will be to remove wild bamboo from the property. After the hard work, meet the crew  Read More…

  • Wintonbury Golf Course Hike at 9:30am Saturday

    Enjoy another great Shoeshoe/Winter Hike this Saturday, February 21st. Meet at the Wintonbury Golf Course at 9:30 a.m. Total length of hike – 1.8 miles with an additional loop if the parties are interested. The hike will progress north by the pond and wind up to the high point for views. We will then continue north to the bridge crossing of a scenic wetland area. Next, we will proceed south and cross two more bridges crossing grasslands and proceed back onto open ground, returning to the parking lot. Join fellow hikers afterwards in the Golf Club Coffeehouse! The Wintonbury Golf  Read More…


    Shoeshoe/Winter Hike on Speer Property and MDC Trails Saturday, January 31st Meet at the top of Juniper Road at 9:30 a.m. Rainout Date: Sunday, February 1st at 9:30 a.m. We will hike whether there is snow or no snow. See you there!  

  • Wildwoods Trail Hike on August 30, 2014

    Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 (rain date Sunday, August 31, 2014) Location: Take Wintonbury Avenue in Bloomfield to Seabury Drive, a loop road encircling Seabury Retirement Community. Follow the “EVENT PARKING” signs to the Trail Head/Visitor Parking at the back of the property/loop road. Start off Labor Day weekend on the right foot! Join the Wintonbury Land Trust and the Seabury Trails Committee for an easy 1.5 to 2 mile hike exploring Seabury’s Wildwoods Trail. Well-behaved canine friends are welcome. If the weather is questionable, a decision will be posted by 8 a.m. on on whether or not the  Read More…

  • 4th Annual WLT Bike and (Hike) Tour

    Date: June 14, 2014 —Saturday (rain date June 15, 2014–Sunday) Time: 9:30–registration 10:00–ride begins 10:30–hike/walk begins Location: LaSalette Park/Oliver Filley House 130 Mountain Rd, Bloomfield, CT Highlights: • 18 mile guided bike tour through scenic Duncaster Rd/North Bloomfield • Stops at WLT key properties • Optional 20 mile additional ride to Thrall Farm in Windsor • Walk/hike to Hawk Hill and LaSalette Trail Registration: $10/person (children under 12 free) For registration or more information refer to attached flyer or on-line at or call 860-242-2526

  • Earth Day at LaSalette Park May 3

    On May 3, Earth Day at LaSalette Park will be celebrated from 1:00-4:00 at 130 Mountain Ave, Bloomfield, Ct. GPS: 41°50’4.51″N, 72°45’43.64″W. We will celebrate green communities with exhibits on energy and growing green vegetables, games and crafts; fun for the whole family. “This event is a great way to celebrate the amazing natural resources in Bloomfield, connect people with nature, and introduce participants to one of the most beautiful views in Bloomfield.” -Doris Johnson, CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection. A pre-event bird walk will meet at the Oliver Filley House in the Park at 8:00. 1:30 Scavenger  Read More…

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