In light of COVID-19 concerns in the Darien community all Darien Land Trust events are postponed until further notice. Updates will be posted as they occur.
All properties with walking trails are open and can be found here.
Our office will have limited hours. Please stay safe and contact us if you have any questions or concerns!
Walking Trail Acres
Acres of Woodlands
Acres of Meadows
The Darien Land Trust permanently preserves and restores open space, providing the community with environmentally rich habitats, scenic vistas, opportunities for educational experiences and the quiet enjoyment of nature. The Land Trust now owns or has conservation easements of nearly 220 acres in Darien.
We have permanently protected diverse natural environments such as wetlands along the Five Mile River, tidal salt marshes at Holly Pond and Scott’s Cove, upland forests in Dunlap Woods, and meadow habitats at Mather Meadows, Fox Run, and Brendans Meadow.
Become a Member
The Land Trust currently has over 400 members. We rely on your support to continue our annual stewardship efforts and to fund our Land Acquisition Fund for future purchases. Becoming a Land Trust member is simple. Members can contribute by credit or debit card using the form below. Darien Land Trust is a 501(c)3 organization — Gifts are tax deductible. Read more
Volunteers are vital to the success of the Darien Land Trust, from serving on our board of directors to land protection, habitat restoration, office support, and organization. Whatever your skill, knowledge, or interest, there’s a place you can make a difference. Read more
Each year the Darien Community Fund recognizes one volunteer from each Darien charity. This year’s Darien Land Trust community volunteer is Michael Sgore. Read more
Made of durable Kraft paper with natural canvas handles, the bags have the look and feel of leather, but are actually made of heavy-duty, washable Kraft paper. Bags can be hand or machine washed and laid flat to dry. Read more