KLT is Kent's community land trust, working to protect Northwest Connecticut's natural beauty and resources through direct ownership of land, stewardship of conservation easements on privately-owned properties, and assistance to landowners interested in responsible and sustainable land management practices. A nationally-recognized leader, in 2010 KLT became the second land trust in CT to be accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. KLT conducts a full slate of fun and educational programs throughout the year.

Camp Francis wetlands Dec 19, 2013 G Hock photo

East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve photo Gary Hock

boys on rock

East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve photo Melissa Cherniske

Leinoff Farm Field hay harvest June 2 2013

Summer Hay Harvest on Kent's Southern Gateway

East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve Beeman Pond Nov 9 2014 courtesy MSimmons

East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve photo Mark Simmons

Country road

Country Road in the Tobin Preserve photo Melissa Cherniske

Bulls Bridge snowshoe2 Feb 2013

Housatonic River near Bulls Bridge

Spend Summer Sundays in style at Kent's socially-distanced concert series!

Truck bed, top down, or hatch up - enjoy a fun, family-oriented lineup of local bands playing open-air concerts in the iconic KLT Field on Route 7 just south of Kent Center.

All guests are required to preregister and agree to event safety protocols.

  • Tickets will be checked on admission.

  • Admission will be limited to 50 vehicles.

  • Parking opens at 2:30, music from 3-4:15pm. Guests will be parked in 15' numbered spaces, with 6' between each.

For all guests' safety:

  • While guests may exit and sit just outside of their cars, no guests will be permitted outside of their assigned space from the time of parking to concert-end. Only event staff may move between spaces. Guests who do not comply with these protocols may be asked to leave and the concert may be suspended or cancelled.

  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted.

  • No bathroom facilities or trash receptacles will be provided, nor will food and drink be available.

  • BYO pack-in, pack-out picnicking is encouraged!

Take a Hike!

Our Trails Remain


KLT Holdings Final July 2019.jpg

Our Preserves and Hiking Trails are OPEN!

A great way to exercise, out of the house, in the fresh air and sunshine, all while being able to maintain a safe social distance!

Click here to check out our KLT Places page, with links to each Preserve's Trail Map.

Contact us

  • Wix Facebook page

PO Box 888

Kent, CT 06757


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