The Candlewood Valley Regional Land Trust (CVRLT) has one goal—protecting natural areas in the Candlewood Valley area for today and for future generations.
CVRLT protects 478 acres of unspoiled open space. You can take a hike or walk on our trails, splash in the ponds adjacent to several properties, watch birds, catch frogs, take nature photos, or simply relax.
To help keep people connected to the land, CVRLT offers frequent guided hikes, and talks, on our properties and on trails throughout the Candlewood Valley.
Nature is our home and our sanctuary. Please help us protect it.
CVRLT wishes to thank all those who participated in our Summer 2023 photo contest and to congratulate all our winners!
BEST IN SHOW: Alice Lynn with Reservoir Foot Path
NATURE IN BLOOM: Penny Hartz with Sugar Buzz
TOOK A HIKE: Kara Donaldson with Crisp Fall Morning
LOOK UP! Ruth Nees with Mirror Image
ANIMAL KINGDOM Melissa Cook with Look Out Below!
Many thanks to all who entered and voted. Your contributions helped to make our stewardship of the land possible!
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