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In almost 30 years we have protected 3,800 acres. That’s a lot of land!

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We love sharing our passion for the outdoors with others! This year we are co-sponsoring the 11th Gorge après Gorge 5k!

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Moose love our Stevens Property! We maintain hiking trails on our properties for you to explore.

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We also help protect farmland! Here are cows grazing on HLT protected land at Taproot Commons Farm!

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Hilltown Land Trust plans many activities for the commmunity, such as monthly hikes.

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Even in the winter we celebrate our love for the outdoors with snowshoes and s'mores.

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We pack a lot of power! MassLIFT AmeriCorps members and trained volunteers help maintain HLT properties

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We connect young people to nature through educational and fun programming.

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A beautiful view from HLT's Jackson Swamp property.

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Photographers and friends gather at our photo contest reception, Pictures & Pie!

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Come and explore the Nicols Brook at HLT's Bradley Property in Williamsburg!

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HLT Volunteers work hard to get the job done! Enjoy the bridge they made at HLT's Breckenridge property.

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Breathtaking view of the Damon Hunter Conservation Area in Chesterfield.

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Join HLT in blazing new trails! Make an impact with your Giving Tuesday contribution!

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Hilltown Land Trust works to preserve working farms and forests, native habitats and scenic landscapes of western Massachusetts hilltowns.

Hilltown Land Trust (HLT) may be small but we sure are mighty! Since 1986 we have protected over 3,800 ares of land. That's a lot of farmland, forest, streams and wetlands that make our hilltown landscapes so special!

We hold 31 conservation restrictions - these are permanently protected lands still in private ownership. We also own 6 properties with several well-loved walking trails. Did you know that moose make their winter home at our Stevens Property in Huntington and Westhampton? Head over there and enjoy 4+ miles of newly blazed trails - who knows, maybe you'll see a moose!

HLT offers some of the lowest cost land protection and management in the region. Thanks to dedicated volunteers, generous land donations and our affiliation with The Trustees of Reservations, Hilltown Land Trust gets a lot done for a small organization!

At HLT, our passion for land conservation is contagious! Our public outings, walks, and events give people an opportunity to get inspired by the outdoors! With us, you can explore nature, learn something new, and have a great time. This fall, a group of 10 volunteers spruced up our Stevens property in Huntington and Westhampton by adding maps, signs and trail markers as well as removing some fallen trees. We also held our first photo contest. At our artist reception, new friends from aross the hilltowns gathered to experience the beauty of the land we love as captured by the contest's photographers.

Consider donating to HLT, because your contribution makes things happen! Any contribution makes a big impact on the work we do. Whether it's a newly blazed trail by volunteers or the capacity to save land for generations, your contribution is the power behind our work.

HLT serves thirteen rural towns: Ashfield, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington. Please join us in preserving the rural beauty and rich ecologcal resources of these towns.

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Hilltown Land Trust works to preserve working farms and forests, native habitats and scenic landscapes of western Massachusetts hilltowns.

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