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.



Hilltown Land Trust Protects 125 acres in Chester!


We are very excited to share that HLT permanently protected 125 acres of important wildlife habitat and water resources in Chester! Landowners Sarah and William Freedberg of Northampton and Chester donated a Conservation Restriction on their land to Hilltown Land Trust. The Freedbergs always wanted to conserve their scenic property which includes the top of Round […]

Gorge Après Gorge 2015

A wonderful time had by all at the 11th annual Gorge Après Gorge!  On November 29th, friends, families and neighbors from the hilltowns and beyond gathered together at the Chesterfield Gorge for a 5k trail run and free family fun walk!  Community members brought tasty treats for the potluck and Hilltown Land Trust raffled off some […]