Take a Walk in Branford

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TAKE A WALK IN BRANFORD is a regular feature of the Branford Land Trust newsletter and blog. Written by BLT members, it’s a great way to get to know our trails and properties up-close and personal.

Short Beach Preserve Turns 20!

The Short Beach Preserve is a 40-acre parcel with rugged rock outcroppings, tall oaks, beeches, extensive groves of mountain laurel, wetlands, and a magnificent bluff offering spectacular views of Talmadge Pond and Long Island Sound. The isolated trails of this little gem provide a haven of nature in a densely populated part of Branford. Throughout […]


How Lucky We Are!

Article & Photos by Jonathan Katz The Mastic Trail bisects Grand Cayman, running a mere two miles north-south through the island’s interior dry forest. With a map and plenty of water I set out to walk it on a lovely February afternoon. It was about 85 degrees in the sun, and I expected to sweat. […]


Van Wie Preserve: A Walk in the Cold

Van Wie Preserve

Article & Photos by Jonathan Katz Did you know that Branford Land Trust trails are open all winter? Around the last half of January we got a week-long cold snap, nights in the single digits, days below freezing. That Sunday, in brilliant sunshine with just a dusting of fluffy powder on the ground, I took […]



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