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.



Support Hilltown Land Trust on Giving Tuesday!

On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, Hilltown Land Trust is particicpating in #GIVINGTUESDAY, a global day dedicated to giving.  We encourage you to join the movement and show your support for land conservation in the hilltowns. Visit Hilltown Land Trust’s GIVING TUESDAY PAGE  As a small organization that makes extensive use of volunteers, your money goes a long […]

Congratulations to our Photo Contest Winners!

Thank you to all that participated in our photo contest: Picturing the Hilltowns and congratulations to our winners!  Be sure to stop by at the Bullitt Reservation to see the photographs on display throughout the winter season!  Click here to view the photographs and see our contest winners.   1st place Camera: Paula Zindler “Cupola […]

Hilltown Land Trust Photo Contest!

“Picturing the Hilltowns” Use your mobile device or camera to capture the beauty of the hilltowns in the fall!  Here at Hilltown Land Trust, we’d like to know, “What Hilltown places, animals or plants inspire you?” Maybe it’s the brilliant autumn leaves, a stunning farm landscape or the rustic beauty of the wilderness on the […]