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When is National Trails Day®?

In 2018, National Trails Day® occurs on June 2, 2018. National Trails Day is always the first Saturday in June.

What is National Trails Day®?

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® (NTD) is a celebration of America’s magnificent Trail System, occurring annually on the first Saturday in June. NTD features a series of outdoor activities, designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States. Individuals, clubs and organizations from around the country host National Trails Day® events to share their love of trails with friends, family, and their communities. NTD introduces thousands of Americans to a wide array of trail activities: hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding, trail running, and bird watching and more. For public and private land managers alike, National Trails Day® is a great time to showcase beautiful landscapes and special or threatened locales as thousands of people will be outside looking to participate in NTD events.

National Trails Day® evolved during the late ‘80s and ‘90s from a popular ethos among trail advocates, outdoor industry leaders and political bodies who wanted to unlock the vast potential in America’s National Trails System, transforming it from a collection of local paths into a true network of interconnected trails and vested trail organizations. This collective mindset hatched the idea of a singular day where the greater trail community could band together behind the NTD moniker to show their pride and dedication to the National Trails System

Clinton Land Conservation Trust sponsors Pierson Students to attend Bushy Hill Nature Camp.
Clinton Land Conservation Trust sponsors  Pierson Students to attend
Bushy Hill Nature Camp for two weeks during the summer.

Every March the CLCT awards scholarships to Pierson School students to go to Bushy Hill Nature Camp. These scholarships are made possible through a generous donation from the estate of Eunice Symonds.
Students must "earn" their week by submitting a persuasive essay to the Board.

This year's winners are: From left to right
 Ivelin Orellana, Ellie DePaul, Isabelle West, Aidan Campion, Timmy Hayes, Niklas Anderson
accompanied by Pierson School Science Teacher and CLCT board member Dana Skidmore.
We wish them a memorable, life-changing experience this summer!   Read More...

CLCT would like to thank Tamara Sutfin and Kathy Wadlow and
The Menunkatuck Audubon Society, led by Terry Shaw, which has been instrumental in helping the Land Trust repair and replace all of our 12+ osprey platforms throughout town.
  In late March we got a call that a previously active platform off Beach Park Road had storm damage. Working quickly, Terry and his crew replaced the platform that weekend just in time for the return of the osprey. The CLCT would like to thank Tamara Sutfin and Kathy Wadlow for their donation to replace the osprey platform.
The Menunkatuck Audubon Society has installed live Ospry Cams, at
Hammonasset  Beach State Park Osprey Camera
   Click here to see their live cam

Our 50thAnniversary click here Meet Our Founders click here

The Clinton Land Conservation Trust, Inc. was founded in 1967 by concerned citizens as a private, non-profit organization chartered by the State of Ct. The purpose and functions of the Trust according to its Certificate of Incorporation are:

1 ) To promote the Preservation of natural resources of the Town of Clinton, including water resources, marshland, swamps, woodlands and open spaces, and unique scenic and historic sites.

2 ) To promote the study of local natural resources and to inform and educate the general public with respect thereto.

3 ) To acquire property by gift, purchase, or otherwise, and to hold and use it to carry out the above-stated purposes.

Monthly CLCT Work Project
On the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of every month, CLCT Volunteers meet at 8:am at various sites to work for two hours to maintain and improve CLCT Properties in town.  Continue to check this site to obtain the specific date for each months work date and information.
          We'll be doing more trail clearing so folks should bring the usual - loppers, hand saws, hand pruners, gloves, etc.

For more information Contact Frank at