Adult Hikes

Aspetuck Land Trust offers numerous educations and specialty hikes for adults and children that are open to everyone and offer a great way to explore and learn more about the diversity of over 1,700 acres of open space in our community. Please join us for one of our great upcoming hikes for adults listed below.

To reserve a spot, email RSVP contact with your name, the date(s), and number in party to This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript If unsure of weather, call 203-331-1906 the morning of hike for status. No rain date unless noted in description. Wear appropriate clothes, shoes, and bring a water bottle. There is a 30 person maximum per hike except where noted. All hikes easy to moderately difficult.

For detailed maps and directions to each preserve, select the Town name on the Visit a Preserve page and select the name of the Preserve. 

Upcoming Hikes: 

Saturday, Sept 23, 9:30-11:30
Larry Fischer Hawk Walk
Join Larry Fischer, a licensed bird bander and raptor, at the orchard section of the Aspetuck Land Trust's Trout Brook Valley Conservation Area Saturday, September 23rd, for a hawk walk followed by our walk through the orchard. The orchard and a connected farm and grasslands habitat is one of the largest blocks of open habitat in the state and even region, bringing in specific birds that fit the land such as Field and Savannah Sparrows, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Meadowlark, American Pipit, Bobolink, Eastern Bluebird, and many more in every season. This area also pulls in many raptors of open habitats and forest edges as they migrate during the fall, sometimes holding dozens and dozens of birds.  During this event Larry will attempt to capture a couple of raptors to band and show the group close up before releasing them back into the orchard.
Directions and Parking:  Rte. 58 (Black Rock Tpke) past Bluebird Restaurant to Freeborn Rd.  Turn left on Freeborn. When woods stop on left (first house lot) look to right, there will be a dirt road thru the woods. Drive into this road to blueberry bushes. Park at theend of dirt road thru the woods, next to the Orchards Blueberry patch.
Terrain:  Easy
RSVP:  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript (25 people max) Open to the public.
More information about this preserve can be found HERE!

Saturday, September 30 From 10:30am - noon
Autumn StoryWalk® at Aspetuck Land Trust: 
A Family Extravaganza in conjunction with the Westport Library!
Ages birth to adult
Bring the whole family to inaugurate a new Story Walk® installation at Aspetuck Land Trusts Leonard Schine Preserve.  Story Walk® is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults! To read a story while meandering along a trail. This self-guided walk features the book Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World, by Alex Giannini and will remain in place for all to enjoy through Halloween. 
Christines Critters will bring live animals to add to the fun (Christine Peyreigne is a licensed falconer, wildlife rehabilitator for migratory birds and an educator with raptors and reptiles.)  Other child-friendly features at the preserve include a Natural Playground - voted one of the Top 50 Playgrounds in the U.S. plus a Childrens Nature Trail and a Little Free Library (take a book, leave a book!)  Join us for some childrens playtime and get the children outside for some unstructured natural play!
Storywalk® is a registered trademark owned by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT.
Directions and Parking:Located off of Weston Road (Rt. 57 in Westport). Park on Glendinning Road (private road), which is located 1/10 mile North of Lyons Plains Road (before W. Branch Rd Extension). Look for the preserve sign on the right. Park roadside at the entrance to the preserve.
Terrain:  Easy
RSVP:  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript (25 people max) Open to the public.

More information about this preserve can be found HERE!For more information and to become a member visit
Annual memberships start at $50. Parking and directions will be emailed to those who RSVP. 

The Aspetuck Land Trust (ALT) is a non-profit land conservation organization founded in 1966 to preserve open space in the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield and Easton. ALT provides passive recreation and educational opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy nature, while preserving the flora and fauna and rural characteristics of our towns. ALT maintains 45 trailed nature preserves and other conservation-only properties on over 1,700 acres of land.

ALT has 1,000+ local members who support the organization through annual tax deductible membership contributions. Members receive our cool member decal, 4 town map, access to special events and member only hikes, and the satisfaction that you are supporting a local conservation group that makes our towns more green, and more fun!