East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve photo Gary Hock
East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve photo Melissa Cherniske
Summer Hay Harvest on Kent's Southern Gateway
East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve photo Mark Simmons
Country Road in the Tobin Preserve photo Melissa Cherniske
Housatonic River near Bulls Bridge
Welcome to Kent and our Land Trust!
The Kent Land Trust serves our community by protecting Northwest CT's nature and beauty
through direct ownership of land, conservation easements on privately-owned land,
and assistance to residents practicing sustainable land management.
A nationally-recognized leader, in 2010 KLT became the second land trust in CT to be accredited
by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. With the help of many dedicated community members, we welcome the public year-round to free hikes and educational programs, Kent's Community Garden, and the treasured Marble Valley Farm.
We hope you will explore Kent's trails and open preserves, enjoy the local foods that carry on our agricultural heritage,
and connect to the unique natural aspects that make this place so special!
Back by popular demand!
Exploration Challenge 2023!
A favorite activity to do with friends or family, our Summer Exploration Challenge is back!
For the 2023 Exploration Challenge, nine of Kent's protected properties, plus Kent Village, are reimagined as islands belonging to a place called "Everland." The idea is to form a team and visit each "island" in search of:
Twenty different tree species, whose names are needed to solve a letter scramble.
Eight creatures, some real and some imagined.
The names of seven local conservation heroes.
When you find the things above, and when you solve the scramble, email solutions to KLT. Please also take photos of your team in action and send photos to email@example.com
The quest will also lead you to a party at the end of the summer, where prizes will be awarded.
Become a Member Today!
KLT's operations are primarily funded by the annual contributions of its members. If you haven't already renewed your membership please consider a donation - every gift is meaningful and supports our work maintaining Kent's trails and protecting nature throughout Kent and in partnership with colleagues in nearby communities.
We are so grateful for your support!
Our Preserves and Hiking Trails are OPEN
A great way to exercise and find peaceful serenity in the fresh air and sunshine!
Local Food, Delicious and Healthy for You and the Planet
We proudly host Marble Valley Farm on Route 7.
Come visit the farm stand and enjoy wonderful produce grown right where you can see it,
nestled in a lee of the Housatonic River and backed by the Appalachian Trail ridgeline.
In 2021, in response to the distressing increase in food insecurity in our region, KLT and Marble Valley Farm partnered to bring shares of fresh-picked produce each week to families served by Kent's Food Bank.
This year we will be expanding our initiative--Please consider supporting this effort!