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Canfield Meadow Woods Hike & Happy Hour

Canfield-Meadow Woods - Deep River Entrance 383 Main Street, Deep River, CT, United States

A moderate, 4-mile hike at Canfield Meadow Woods. Follow the event with a short drive to High Nine Brewery, 6 Winter Avenue, Deep River for a socializing happy hour. Shared by Deep River and Essex, Canfield-Meadow Woods Nature Preserve is made up of more than 300 acres of hilly, forested land with a wide variety […]


Introduction to the Essex Land Trust

Essex Library 33 West Avenue, Essex, CT

Want to learn more about the Essex Land Trust and its role in the community? President Jeff Croyle will be presenting an overview of the ELT’s mission and accomplishments, its 2023 calendar of events and available volunteer opportunities. Established in 1968, the land trust encourages new residents and those interested to ask questions and learn […]


Essex Land Trust Annual Meeting

Essex Meadows 30 Bokum Road, Essex, CT, United States

Essex Land Trust members are invited to join the annual meeting and cocktail reception. Light food will be served. Ticket prices for the buffet (5:00-6:00) will be announced later. Purchase of tickets will also be possible at the entrance. The business meeting and presentation that follows the reception are open to the public.

The Millrace: Ivoryton’s History and The 1982 Flood

The Millrace Ivory Street, Ivoryton, CT, United States

Back for a repeat performance Essex Land Trust and Essex Historical Society (which is investigating Ivoryton in 2023 as part of the collaborative Follow the Falls project) are planning a reprise of last year’s program commemorating the historic Ivoryton Flood of 1982. Essex Land Trust steward, Scott McCoid, will lead a walking tour of the […]


Annual Essex Land Trust BYO Picnic & Concert

Main Street Park 12 Main Street, Essex, CT, United States

The Essex Land Trust invites all to enjoy an evening on Essex’s Main Street Park with friends, live music, and views of South Cove. It is hosting its annual BYO and picnic concert featuring the Mass-Conn-Fusion Band, back for a repeat performance. The seven-piece band features exciting vocals, polished horns, and funky rhythm section and […]


The Preserve Hike and Happy Hour

The Preserve (West Entrance) 98 Ingham Hill Road, Essex, CT, United States

Celebrate the first day of summer with an always popular ELT Hike and Happy Hour. Myron Stacks, one of our stewards for the Preserve, will lead the hike in the Essex section of the Preserve. The approximately 1-hour hike will be moderate and will start at 5:30 PM. Hikers should meet at the West preserve […]


Ivoryton July 4th Parade

Walnut & Main Street 41.34614685597439, -72.44650700780807

The Essex Land Trust will participate in the Annual Ivoryton Fourth of July parade. We will have a tractor and decorated trailer and will spread general good cheer! ELT volunteers, members, and families are encouraged to attend and wear your red, white, and blue! If you wish to participate in decorating the trailer or marching/walking […]


Pratt House Pollinator Garden Storywalk®

Pratt House 19 West Avenue, Essex, CT, United States

The Essex Library, in partnership with Essex Land Trust and Essex Historical Society, will host a guided StoryWalk® at the Pratt House Pollinator Garden on. Families are invited to explore the pollinator garden and Pratt House grounds, guided by Children’s Librarian Nicole Gaudreau and local pollinator expert Anne Penniman, while reading Flower Talk by Connecticut […]


Essex Pollinator Pathway Garden Tour

Join the Sustainable Essex Pollinator Garden Tour. Private and public gardens will be open for self-guided tours. Hosts will be available to answer questions. Native plants are beautiful and good for pollinators. Get inspired to plant more natives after visiting a few gardens. For full tour and garden list, click HERE


Canoe/Kayak Paddle on Mill Pond with Social to Follow

Falls River Park Falls River Drive, Ivoryton, CT

Join the Essex Land trust for a FREE Canoe/Kayak paddle on Mill Pond led by ELT President and kayaker Jeff Croyle. Participants should register on site and be ready to launch their own boats by 10:15 am. The launch site has been recently upgraded with dock and cradle for a smooth launch. Parking at Falls River Park […]


Astronomy & Dark Skies – Rescheduled to September 14

In conjunction with our recent article on Dark Skies, we are pleased to be partnering with the Lyme Land Trust who have been kind enough to open their program to our members. Young or old, experienced or totally unfamiliar, the Lyme Land Trust's Astronomy team looks forward to exposing you to our uniquely dark skies […]


Essex Source to Sea Cleanup

Essex Land Trust is partnering with Sustainable Essex to participate in the CT River Conservancy Source to Sea Cleanup on September 23. We will meet at the CT River Museum at 9:00 AM for a briefing and will proceed to cleanup locations in the CT River Watershed including Great Meadow and Turtle Creek Preserve. Most […]