Section of the New England Trail Permanently Protected

We’re celebrating a trail protection success in Wallingford!


Conserving land as open space is one of the best ways to protect long-term access to trails. At the end of 2022, the Mattabesett section of the New England National Scenic Trail took a step towards being a more fully protected corridor. When a 14-acre undeveloped property on Beseck Mountain came onto the market, the Wallingford Land Trust swooped in and successfully purchased the land. Their acquisition preserves access to nearly 1/4-mile of trail and protects vulnerable habitats harboring native biological diversity forever. That’s a WIN-WIN!

The New England Trail (NET) is a federally designated National Scenic Trail that is supported by many private landowners who graciously allow trail passage on their property. Spanning 235 miles across two states, the NET is composed of the Mattabesett, Metacomet, and Menunkatuck Trails in Connecticut. Click here to view a map of the newly protected property or visit for more information.


Learn more about the Mattabesett Trail