Brinckerhoff Preserve

This description of Brinkerhoff Preserve is written by Jeanne Ammermuller, a Redding Land Trust trustee and frequent local hiker who will continue sharing

Members of the Trail Tenders, Conservation Commission and Redding Land Trust celebrate the dedication of the Ross Ramble at the Brinkerhoff Preserve.

her experiences on Redding’s trails in the coming months. 


Length: just under 3 miles
Time: 1.5 hours

Difficulty: easy/moderate — some changes in elevation, but no scrambling. 

Features: woodlands, wetlands and streams, beautiful rock formations


One of the earliest properties acquired by the Redding Land Trust, Brinckerhoff Preserve offers a wide variety of Redding landscapes, all in just a 3-mile loop hike. If you want to show visiting friends what you love about Redding, this trail shows off a lot of the best features.


You access the trailhead just before Farview Farm on Beeholm Road, off Route 107. The trail is on your left and there’s a little gravel pull-off across the street with room for two cars.

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Redding Land Trust’s 2018 Party by the Pond

All photos are by Redding Land Trust trustee David Heald.


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Party by the Pond Sponsors

Thank you to our Party by the Pond Sponsors!

Oak Tree Sponsors

Coldwell Banker

All Season Tent & Party Rentals

Anne and Charles Nemetz

The Perry Family

Taproot Restaurant


Maple Tree Sponsors

Ancona’s Wines & Liquors

The Ammermullers and Brauns

Bethel Veterinary Hospital

Blue Hammer Creative

Bruce Bennett Nissan

Jeremy Carlson Professional Tree Care

Liz Champagne Designs

Erskine Associates

Evergreen Arborists

Karen Gifford

Crossfield Concepts, Inc.

The Hixson Family

Hollandia Nursery

The Loery Family

My Budget Bath

Nod Hill Brewery

Pembroke Pumping Services

Redding Garden Club

Redding Nursery

The Redding Beer Company

Uncle Leo’s Not Just Coffee & Donuts


Dogwood Sponsors

Babette Bloch


Law Offices of Elizabeth Edwards, LLC.

Nazzaro, Inc.

Friends of Norwalk River Valley Trail

Redding Wines & Spirits

The Spinning Wheel

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Party by the Pond Update


A few tickets remain for Saturday’s fundraiser, so if you’d like to join in the fun or add some guests, visit to purchase your tickets.

If you already have your tickets, here are a few things you need to know.

  • The “Party by the Pond” is Saturday, August 23 from 4-7 pm
  • All tickets should be purchased in advance – no need to print a ticket, we will check you in at the site.
  • All parking is at 288 Simpaug Turnpike at the Hoyt Scout Camp. Look for the Red White and Blue mailbox.
  • Shuttles to the party will start at 3:45. Return shuttles will be available throught the evening.
  • The event is on one of the Redding Land Trust’s beautiful, natural properties, so please wear appropriate footwear for uneven terrain – flat shoes with closed toes are encouraged.

See you Saturday!


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Join the Redding Land Trust for a Party by the Pond – August 25 4-7 PM

Join the Redding Land Trust for an evening of beautiful views and delectable food and libations. On Saturday, August 25th, 4-7 p.m., the Redding Land Trust is hosting Party by the Pond, with tasty bites by Taproot Restaurant, local brews and wines, a special signature cocktail, and live music.

Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets. You can order tickets here.


Enjoy a stroll around the land trust’s hidden treasure, the Poliak Pond & Trails, located on Simpaug Turnpike. Mingle with friends, neighbors, and fans of the Redding Land Trust while supporting the Trust’s commitment to land conservation.


This is the Redding Land Trust’s third summer fundraiser. The Wine Talk and Meadow Walk took place in 2016 and last year’s dinner at Warrup’s Farm helped celebrate Redding’s 250th birthday.


This year the Redding Land Trust will unveil one of its hidden treasures – acres of woods, a rolling meadow and a pond complete with beaver dam and a new bridge built by a team of volunteers. What better way to celebrate Redding’s beauty and open space, than exploring this beautiful property while enjoying delicious food and refreshing beverages.


Tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets. You can order tickets here.


Interested in being a sponsor for “Party by the Pond?” Email

When: Saturday, August 25th, 2018, 4-7 p.m.

(Rain date August 26th)

Where: The Poliak Pond & Trails, Simpaug Turnpike, Redding


All parking is at The Hoyt Scout Camp at 288 Simpaug Turnpike , just 5 minutes from the party site. Shuttle service will run continuously from 3:45 p.m. until the last guest heads home.






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Walk with the Butterflies – Saturday June 30th


Annual Butterfly Walk
Saturday, June 30th
9:45 a.m. – Noon
Crossfield Meadow, located in the bucolic Cross Highway valley


Kids and kids-at-heart alike will love our butterfly walk, featuring noted local butterfly expert Victor DeMasi and his team of experienced spotters.  Meander around the meadow while spotting your favorite winged creatures with the professionals!  Redding Land Trust mows this meadow annually to attract beautiful butterflies, dragonflies, and birds, and you never know which special species you may see.

Please park and meet at 105 and 107 Cross Highway, Redding, CT.


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