Guida Farm Conservation Area Round Hill Rd & Coleman Rd, Middletown, CT06457 This parcel of land is a page from Middletown's pastoral past, with 100 acres of open space including fields (still…More mowed for hay), trails and a nature area. Access is via a small gravel parking lot at Round Hill and Coleman roads.
Artfarm 119 Highland Ave, Middletown, CT06457 Artfarm is a non-profit organization which features performances that focus on social action and environmental…More sustainability. It dedicates itself to farm preservation by offering itself as an open space and retreat for activists and local artists, and provides workshops, residencies and more.
Luis Lopez Community Garden Main St & Green St, Middletown, CT06457 Luis Lopez Community Garden is a free public space open to the community. The garden is a place for public events to be…More held throughout the year, including the annual Christmas tree lighting.
John J. Tynan Park Higby Rd & Sisk St, Middletown, CT06457 This park is 30 acres of undeveloped, open space off Higby Road near Sisk Street. Its walking trails link with the…More Mattabasett Trail and with other trails to the top of Higby Mountain. Tynan park offers nice views of a ridgeline to the west and a small, unpaved parking area.
A private, non-profit organization, the Middlesex Land Trust's mission is to preserve open space in…More northern Middlesex County by identifying, protecting and maintaining significant natural features such as wetlands, scenic areas, critical wildlife habitat, prime farmland and unique geological formations.
It works with other local land trusts, private interests and federal, state and local governments to protect and preserve land for future generations. Since 1987, the trust has acquired more than 850 acres of land. Parcels range in size from less than an acre to the 88-acre Mica Ledges Preserve.
The trust accepts donations of property as well as conservation easements to ensure lands remain in open space. The trust is a volunteer-driven organization governed by a 12-member board of directors.