"Meriden's Hiking Trails"
A limited number of a special reprinting
will be available at the Daffodil Festival
or at our meetings or other events.
Meriden Land Trust T-shirts ($10.00), hats ($10.00) and trail guides
($6.00) are available for at meetings, events or by contacting us
|Board of Directors 2015 - 2016
Roger Kemp - President/Director
Phil Ashton- Vice President/Director
Mary Ellen Mordarski - Secretary/Director
Lisa Davis - Treasurer/Director
Bill Revill - Director
|Click here for information on the vandalism at Ice Pond Brook, the Dee Avenue & Bruce Lane property in South Meriden.
Meriden Land Trust
P.O. Box 1745
Meriden CT 06450
|The Meriden Land Trust Lecture series:
for information on our past lectures, click here.
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|What we are about:
While Meriden is known primarily as a small industrial city with a large
shopping mall in the center of Connecticut, it is also rightfully known for it
unique mix of urban and rural characteristics. With its spectacular
hanging hills, trap rock ridges, extensive trail system, farmland, lakes and
streams, Meriden has much natural beauty to preserve. Development
continues to encroach on Meriden's remaining open spaces as it does
throughout central Connecticut. Founded in 1991, the Meriden Land
Trust was established to help preserve these fragile resources in our
Open space and habitat preservation are essential to the quality of all
our lives. The land the Meriden Land Trust conserves will remain forever
open and free from development; it will remain open to those who love
the land, and to the wildlife that relies upon it.
The Meriden Land Trust is an all-volunteer non-profit organization
devoted to protecting the natural environment of Meriden. We
strive to help maintain the delicate balance between the rural and urban
aspects of our community.
The Meriden Land Trust provides an effective way to preserve Meriden’s
natural assets which might otherwise disappear. As a private, local,
nonprofit service organization, we can operate in areas where it might be
impractical for the town or national organizations to act. We can and we
have acquired pockets of open space of great value to the wildlife of
As of this writing the Meriden Land Trust owns and protects five separate
properties in Meriden. While these are all relatively small properties, two
are in residential neighborhoods on the east side of town and add to the
quality of life in those areas. Our third property is also on the east side of
town in a less densely populated residential area. The Ice Pond Brook
property in South Meriden, is out biggest piece.
These properties will never be developed and will forever remain in their
natural state. All of our current properties were donated to the Meriden
Land Trust to insure that these pieces of land remain protected and
In May of 2002, the Meriden Land Trust and the Augusta Curtis Cultural
Center began what has become an annual joint venture in presenting
speakers knowledgeable about the natural history such as the geology
and archeology of our area. This highly successful series has attracted a
growing audience each year and helps us reach out to the Meriden
community. Watch for details on this page about our next event!
Your involvement and support insures that we can continue our work in
protecting the natural habitat of Meriden. Together, we can all help
maintain Meriden's balance between the rural and urban aspects of our
community. Please join us! We do need your participation and support.
|Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 7pm.
in room 28 in the ground floor of City Hall
Our big news about Bilger Farm!
NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE Hiking trail maps of our city parks!
|Our Meriden Land
Trust baseball hats
are in and are
available in green,
khaki and gray for
price of only
$10.00. The perfect
gift for all seasons!
|check out our hats >>>!
$3.00 or two for
| 2015 Fall Hike
The Meriden Land Trust is sponsoring a hike to the summit of Chauncey Peak led by local naturalist
Bob Pagini. This trek starts off as a quarter mile of very steep terrain across loose rock and culminates
with a short rock scramble. Once at the summit the trail (the New England Trail) levels out and
provides stunning views of the Bilger Farm, Crescent Lake and beyond.
When: Saturday, October 31 at 9:00 A.M. - about noon
Where: Giuffrida Park parking lot off Westfield Road in Meriden
What to Bring: Sturdy footwear, water & snack, camera and binoculars