The Land Trust
owns nearly 800 acres in over 90 parcels within the town of Branford,
permanently protecting such diverse natural environments as wetlands
along the Branford River and its tributaries, tidal salt marshes
at the shore, upland forests and meadows, and even a few tiny islands
in the Sound.
have simple trails for hiking, but some parcels are too wet or too
fragile for pedestrian access and can only be enjoyed from the roadside.
A number of our properties are adjacent to Town open space lands,
affording access to extensive trail systems and giving special protection
to those birds and animals which require large, unfragmented territories
as their habitat.
The Trust sponsors
periodic guided walks on its lands throughout the year. Chet Blomquist's
'Round Branford Trail goes through many Land Trust properties -
organized walks every Spring and Fall circle the town to give the
hiker a unique perspective of the variety of Branford's natural
resources, from the shore to the trap rock ridges.
For a complete
list of our properties, please see our comprehensive Property
out the all new Explore
Our Properties section! Includes:
Complete Index of BLT Properties
Links to maps, stories, photos & more!