Hilltown Land Trust

Since 1986, Hilltown Land Trust (HLT) has protected 40 properties totaling nearly 4,000 acres. We own six properties where we maintain several public hiking trails and host regular events. HLT serves thirteen rural towns in western Massachusetts (Ashfield, Chester, Chesterfield, Conway, Cummington, Goshen, Huntington, Middlefield, Plainfield, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington). Our mission is to maintain the area’s working farms and forest as a vital part of hilltown life, and to protect the area’s rich ecological resources, species diversity, native habitats, water quality, and unique scenic landscapes.

HLT is a non-profit, accredited land trust.  Join the Hilltown Land Trust to help support the work we do. Members receive our quarterly newsletter, reduced price or free admission to events, and notifications about special events.



Fall Photo Contest

Announcing our Fall 2016 Photo Contest: Hilltown Flora and Fauna! Submit your digital photo by October 24th of plants or animals taken in any rural Massachusetts town west of the Connecticut River. All eligible entries will be printed and displayed at the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield. Winning photograph(s) will be framed! For information on how […]

Welcome our new MassLIFT-AmeriCorps members

In early September, Hilltown Land Trust welcomed its new MassLIFT-Americorps members, Katie Carr and Tamsin Flanders. Katie is the Community Engagement Coordinator, and will be splitting her time between HLT and Grow Food Northampton. Tamsin is the Land Stewardship Coordinator, and will be at HLT full-time. Learn more about both of them on our staff page. They […]

Mushroom Talk and Walk

Talk: Tuesday, September 13th, 7pm – 8:30pm at the Westhampton Library Walk: Saturday September 17th, 9am – 12noon at a nearby Hilltown Land Trust property Exact location is weather depended and will be announced at the talk Rain Date: Sunday September 18th, 9am – 12noon   Tyler Seavey, local Mushroom Hunter and Mycology Enthusiast will lead a Mushroom […]