A testimonial to the benefits of the great natural outdoors.
Pomfret Horse and Trail Association, Inc. (PHTA) is a 501-C3 nonprofit volunteer organization formed in 2007 to preserve, protect, and maintain open space and the century-old system of riding and hiking trails in Pomfret, Connecticut. We work closely with landowners, local land trusts, and the town to maintain access and expand trail networks. PHTA promotes responsible horseback riding practices and minimal impact trail use, holds educational clinics, and supports local land trusts and other non-profit organizations. Our goal is to preserve our rural heritage through community minded trail use, horse keeping, and riding.
Family Partners with Wyndham Land Trust to Expand Nightingale Forest
The Wyndham Land Trust recently acquired 364 acres in Pomfret from the Townshend family. The land—the largest single acquisition by the land trust in its 46-year history—includes a large scenic wetland with open water, marshlands, shrub swamp, and forested swamp that form the headwaters of Nightingale Brook. The woodlands that surround the wetlands support important forest-nesting birds such as Canada Warbler and Black-throated Blue Warbler.
Out of the Shadows: Honoring Un-Named African Americans of the Randall/Higginbotham Cemetery
We are grateful for the support of the generous individual contributors and for The Last Green Valley, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, and the Connecticut Land Conservation Council for programming and grants that made this project possible. Thank you!
Explore the nature of Windham County at any of our walkable nature preserves. The following locations offer easy access and parking. Take only pictures; leave only footprints. For all to enjoy; for all to cherish.