We are a nonprofit conservation organization that seeks to acquire and protect open-space land in Deep River and to preserve it for the use and enjoyment of Deep River residents and visitors. By acquiring and maintaining land, the Trust protects wildlife habitat, scenic views, Connecticut River and Pratt & Post Cove frontage, upland forest and other valuable land by holding properties in their natural state for the benefit of residents now and in the future.
Since it was founded in 1975, the Land Trust has preserved more than 230 acres in Deep River as land donations and conservation easements. The Trust now owns and maintains 15 properties and continuously seeks additional land preservation opportunities.
The Deep River Land Trust is an independent, non-profit organization supported by donations and managed by volunteers. Funding for stewardship of our preserves, as well as our on-going operations, comes from our members and donors.
The Deep River Land Trust properties are open sunrise to sunset and we encourage everyone to enjoy these open spaces. Many have trails and we only ask that a few simple rules be followed. Please stay on the blazed trails pets included, to ensure our local habitats remain protected. Please do not hunt, camp, bike, make fires, smoke, use motorized vehicles, remove or destroy plants. Dogs are welcome. However, dogs must be on leash or under owner’s control at all times. Be respectful of other walkers and please clean up after your pet.
Please see the Social Distancing link below for current Connecticut DEEP guidelines on recreational outdoor activities during the COVID19 pandemic.