The Colebrook Land Conservancy,Inc.

Preserving Colebrook's Natural Beauty since 1986

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Meet Your Greens | October 6th

Join us on Thursday, October 6 from 5-7 pm at Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk for Litchfield County's happy-hour networking on environmental issues, conservation initiatives, local farming, land use, and more. This gathering offers time for a broad group of participants to brainstorm ideas and plant seeds for collaboration. All are welcome -- no reservations necessary. (Infinity Music Hall at 20 Greenwoods Road West in Norfolk is a perfect venue for enjoying fall foliage and lively conversation.) October's gathering is co-hosted by the Colebrook Land Conservancy, HVA Greenprint and Norfolk Land Trust.

Guided Walk in the Phelps Research Area | October 9th

As part of the Northwest CT Land Trust Days, the Colebrook Land Conservancy will offer a walk on the Phelps Research Area. Sunday, October 9 at 2 PM - 4 PM. (The Phelps Research Area includes scenic forest, brooks & wetlands, abuts an old forge on the Colebrook-Norfolk town line.)
Route 183 near Phelps Flat Rd, Colebrook.

The Phelps Research Area consists of 394 acres in North Colebrook, preserved by John and Nancy Blum (whose ancestor was an original proprietor of Colebrook) and their neighbor and noted ecologist, Dr. Frank Egler. Its large size and diverse habit of rocky slopes, woodlands, post-agricultural fields, and wetlands provide habitat for birds that prefer undisturbed forest for breeding. Past uses include a forge along Doolittle Brook and lumbering of what was considered the last extensive old-growth forest in Connecticut, in 1911.

Plan on about 2 hours. Bring water and wear walking shoes. Free and open to the public. No dogs. Not suitable for small children. Rain date will be Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Directions: Follow Route 183 north through the center of Colebrook. Park along Phelps Flat Road, a right turn about 1.8 miles from the center. Walk across Route 183 to the white gate opposite Phelps Flat Road.

Leader: Joyce Hemingson, CLC Trustee; for more information, email


Pizza Party! Sunday, September 4 

Please join the members and friends of the Colebrook Land Conservancy
as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

Where: The Hale Barn on Stillman Hill Road   
Time: Noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 4

Verona on Wheels is a fire truck with a wood-burning brick oven concealed inside. The thin crust pizzas cook in about 3 minutes, and you can choose your own toppings!

Come sit under the tent and enjoy delicious pizza baked in a wood-fired oven in a pizza fire truck. The menu includes fresh salad, cold drinks, Italian ice and homemade desserts.

There will be guided walks on the Hale Trail, live music, a scavenger hunt, two goats to pet, exhibits inside the barn, and a poetry reading. 

Free for members; $10 for guests.

In the event of rain, our celebration will be moved to the Colebrook Town Hall. We look forward to sharing this special event with each of you.


The Colebrook Land Conservancy,Inc.

Sandybrook Plan

Preserving Colebrook's Natural Beauty since 1986


Hale Barn in Winter

The Colebrook Land Conservancy was formed to preserve the rural character of Colebrook, CT, by protecting open space. The town's most important scenic areas were identified several years ago in a Town Character Study & Open Space Plan commissioned by The Colebrook Land Conservancy and Colebrook Inland Wetlands Agency and carried out by professional planners.

This study was subsequently adopted as part of the official Colebrook Town Plan. Twenty areas were identified where the preservation of open space is essential to the maintenance of Colebrook's rural character. The Colebrook Land Conservancy has subsequently dedicated itself to promoting conservation in all of these areas, as well as to preserving Colebrook’s other natural resources.