Canton Land Conservation Trust
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.
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The Canton Land Conservation Trust, which turns 50 this year, invites all to join these events on National Trails Day weekend:Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5.

-Tour of the Collinsville Pollen Trail. Master gardeners Karen Berger and Holly Hambleton will lead tours on Saturday, June 4, starting at 9, 10, and 11 a.m. This is a community planting effort to build an extended native plant garden along a stretch of the former Central New England railroad line. Learn more at Directions: Meet at the softball field parking lot on Dyer Ave., between #10 and #16 Dyer Avenue.

- Hike at the Sun, Wind, and Woodlands preserve,on Sunday, June 5 starting at 10 a.m. Choose a shorter or longer hike, led by Land Trust Directors Nate Cantwell and Sarah Faulkner. Directions: From Rt. 44 turn onto Indian Hill Road and proceed 1.4 miles to the end. Turn right onto Breezy Hill Road and proceed .5 miles. About 100 feet past red house on left, turn left into parking lot. Please consider anti tick protection and please leave your dogs at home.

- Picnic at Pratt Place. The picnic and brief annual meeting to elect next year's officers will begin at 4 p.m.on Sunday, June 5. The Land Trust board will provide hot dogs and burgers, and attendees are invited to bring side dishes or desserts. Directions: Look for a sign at the entrance to 84 Cherry Brook Road, on the left heading north from Rt.44 before you get to Canton Center. Consider anti tick protection and please leave your dogs at home. 

All are welcome to attend any or all events. Non-members are welcome and this is also a good time to join or renew your membership at


On Saturday, June 26, the Canton Land Trust will sponsor a Lichen Hike led by Steve Messier, former Canton teacher. We will walk part of the Sweeton Trail as well as the Feibel Trail and Barbour Woods Trail. Please plan to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the lower parking area on Breezy Hill ( where Sweeton and Breezy Hill Farm Trails intersect). Rain will cancel this hike. Consider anti tick protection and please leave your dogs at home.