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What to explore

Babbling brooks, old-growth forests, wildlife habitats – whatever gets you excited about the outdoors, the Canton Land Conservation Trust (CLCT) has it.

Canton is situated in a truly special part of Connecticut, and CLCT’s 23-plus miles of trails take you through some of its prettiest, wildest and most historic places.

So what are you waiting for? Go take a hike.

What to explore

Babbling brooks, old-growth forests, wildlife habitats – whatever gets you excited about the outdoors, the Canton Land Conservation Trust (CLCT) has it.

Canton is situated in a truly special part of Connecticut, and CLCT’s 23-plus miles of trails take you through some of its prettiest, wildest and most historic places.

So what are you waiting for? Go take a hike.

Take a hike

Trail maps. We maintain trails on a number of our properties. Click below for descriptions of each, trail maps, along with directions and parking information.

Best for birding

Fields at Mary Conklin

Goedecke-Humphrey

Onion Mountain Preserve Orange Trail

Sun, Wind and Woodland

Fred Feibel Trail

Challenging hikes

Rock Steps at Sweetheart

Onion Mountain Trails

Smith Tree Farm Trails

Sun, Wind and Woodland Trails

Most extensive trail networks

Sun, Wind and Woodland Trails

Sweetheart Mountain Trails

Trails along Water

Baker Brook Trail

Cherry Brook at Goedecke-Humphrey

Cherry Brook at Swan Preserve

Cherry Brook at Swibold

Overlooks and views

Charlotte Craig View

Collinsville from Sweetheart

Mary Conklin Overlook

Ted Wright Trail

Memorial trails

Charlotte Craig Trail

Ray Smith Trail

Ted Cowles Trail

Ted Wright Trail

Tom Perry Trail

Tommy Ryan Trail

Historical properties

Archaeology Dig at Mary Conklin

Barn at Smith Tree Farm

Old Rope Tow at Sweetheart

Winter recreation

Tracks at Humphrey Woodlot

Skiing at Sun, Wind and Woodland

Trails on the Go

Want access to all our trail maps on your phone – even offline?

Go birding

Discover the many birds on Canton Land Conservation Trust properties. This handy resource provides information on the species of birds you can find around our lands, along with their preferred habitats and seasonal occurrence.

Birds of the Canton Land Conservation Trust Properties

Properties of interest

In addition to properties with trails, we have other locations of interest, including an active Christmas Tree Farm and a rustic cabin.

Capen Cabin

Smith Tree Farm

Charlotte Craig Meadow (new)

Pratt Preserve (new)

Your support matters

Do you have a special connection to one of our trails? Are you passionate about protecting Canton’s natural resources and wildlife habitats? 

Become a CLCT member. For about $2 a month, you can help fund our land trust – allowing us to maintain these remarkable trails for our community today, and future generations tomorrow.

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