Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust is the largest land trust in Connecticut, protecting more than 9,000 acres in 18 communities throughout Northwest Connecticut.

Our mission is to protect and restore the region’s natural areas, fish and wildlife, and working farmland. Safeguarding the land, air, and water will ensure we always have places to hike, bike, boat, fish, hunt, observe wildlife, or enjoy the quiet and peace of nature.  Conserving farmland provides locally-grown foods and supports local economies.

Our protected lands include 15 working farms, critical watershed lands, streams and lakes, and 14 nature preserves open to the public with 18 miles of hiking trails.

You can help us make a difference!

Weantinoge is dedicated to protecting the special places of  Northwest Connecticut, an area of over a half-million acres in size. We are dependent on the interest, energy, and generosity of friends and supporters. If you love this place as we do, and find our work to be effective and compelling, we hope that you will join us in the effort to safeguard and protect the region’s natural areas and working farmland for present and future generations.  Read More