Wallingford Land Trust

The Wallingford Land Trust, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of natural habitats and areas of scenic beauty in Wallingford, Connecticut.

We give you and your family places to go on adventures, explore nature, relax, and enjoy!

Today we have 15 properties, covering over 200 acres for you to 

walk, hike, snowshoe, photograph, and connect with nature.

Maps and info are located under the "Our Properties" tab.

We have info on even more local trails under "Trails of Wallingford"

FAMILY FUN HIKE FOR Connecticut Trails Day

On Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 10:00-12:00, bring your family for an easy hike along a flat trail, passing through meadows and woods on our Three Meadows Property. Small children and dogs on leash are welcome. 

(Directions:  from Woodhouse Ave., turn onto Bridle Lane. Property is immediately on right. Park on street. Look for kiosk. )


Join us on Sunday, February 4, 2024, from 12:00-2:00 PM at the entrance to Orchard Glen trail. We will provide materials and show you how to make and hang pine cone bird feeders. (Park in the circle at the end of Barnes Industrial Park North.)

Connecticut Trails Day June 3, 2023

Hike To New Beseck Ridge Property 10am

Hike the NET / Mattabesett Trails to the Wallingford Land Trust latest property acquisition, Beseck Ridge Property. This hike is moderate with rocks and up and downs. A nice view of Wallingford at the top.

For more information and to register visit click here.

Choate students volunteered on Earth Day to help the WLT remove burning bush from our Beseck Ridge property.

November 2022: Wallingford Land Trust Acquires 14 Acres on Beseck Mountain

Wallingford, CT (November 18, 2022)- The Wallingford Land Trust (WLT) has expanded local outdoor adventure opportunities with their purchase of 14-acres of woodland on Mount Beseck in Wallingford. The blue-blazed Mattabesett Trail, a part of the 235-mile New England National Scenic Trail, crosses the western side of the property. This acquisition by the land trust will permanently protect the trail corridor, and will also offer hikers the opportunity to explore the rest of the WLT property. The WLT has ensured that this section of the Mattabesett Trail will be protected in this area from detours or interruption caused by development.

“The Wallingford Land Trust has stepped up to protect hiking and open space on beautiful Beseck Mountain. We are so thankful for their partnership and their commitment to land protection,” said Clare Cain, Trails Director for Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA). This 14-acres of forest will be conserved and protected for passive recreational use by the public. To view a map of the property, please visit https://tinyurl.com/wlt-beseck or visit  www.WallingfordLandTrust.org for more information on this acquisition, to learn about WLT’s other properties, and to support their important work.

The Mattabesett Trail is part of the New England National Scenic Trail (NET), as well as an integral part of the 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), a nonprofit conservation organization located in Middlefield, Connecticut.

December 2022 Work Party- Choate Students @ Orchard Glen



Want to help next time?

Go to the Volunteer Opportunities Page-send us your info and we'll email you details when we have our next work party.

Spreading wood chips in at the trailhead.


Help us keep the adventures going!

Become a member of the Wallingford Land Trust.

Your donation goes to maintaining our properties so your family and our community can continue to enjoy their natural beauty.

We are a 501(c)(3) organization, your donation may be tax- deductible.

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Special Thanks to Our Corporate Members