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The Manchester Land Conservation Trust is a nonprofit, publicly supported organization dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, and maintenance of open space lands and water resources in Manchester and surrounding towns, protecting habitat for animal, bird, and plant life. 

The Trust promotes conservation and a love of the outdoors by leading free hikes on its properties, and supports hiking, bicycling, snowshoeing, fishing, birdwatching, and other healthful activities on our properties of sufficient size. We welcome members and supporters. Join online (see menu at left). Come hiking with us!

If you are interested in donating land, please contact the Trust's President, Malcolm F. Barlow, at 860-646-4081, or Director Terry Parla at 860-643-1823. We welcome the opportunity to provide information to potential donors about the benefits of giving land to the Trust for preservation.




Rockville Acquisition

The Trust received 15.9 acres at the northeast end of Pleasant St. For information on this property, please click here.

We are in the process of creating a trail for a spring 2017 "opening" and are soliciting feedback on property name. So far: Stickney Hill, Pleasant Hill, and Loom City Preserve.

Vote by sending an email to

Farm on Bush Hill Road
The Trust purchased a 62-acre former farm on Bush Hill Road in southwestern Manchester and off Bell Street in Glastonbury. View a 26-second video of the farmland March 2016 farm walk. See Map of Property.

• Details of the property closing on August 19, 2015: Press Release.

• As noted in the press release, the Land Trust is undertaking a $500,000 fund-raising campaign to meet the gap between the State's DEEP grant and the Town of Manchester's grant, as well as to raze the old farmhouse, a stipulation of the DEEP grant, build an access driveway, and other expenses.

To donate to this Fund, please click here to access the Join Us / Donate page, click "Donation Only" and specify "Bush Hill Farm Fund" in the Additional Information area. Thank you!

Guests who came on a free hike on March 12, 2016, in front of the Bush Hill Farm barn.
Manchester Land Conservation Trust
20 Hartford Rd.
Manchester, CT 06040

Help us preserve and maintain open space lands in the Greater Manchester area.