Upcoming Events

 

Join us at the Le Vaillant Wildlife Preserve on Saturday, May 14th at 9 AM to help as we improve and clean up the trails. Bring hand clippers and gloves. Tasks will include clearing existing trails, creating a new trail section, removing invasives, rehanging signs etc. Please RSVP to Julie at julie@bridgewaterlandtrust.org if you can lend a hand.  An hour or more would be greatly appreciated. The trail can be accessed from Christian Street in Bridgewater.

Pay It Forward Day – Wednesday, June 22nd

Several businesses have agreed to “Pay It Forward” on Wednesday, June 22nd in support of the Bridgewater Land Trust. The Woodbridge Running Company located at 632 Federal Road in Brookfield is donating 15% of their sales to the Land Trust. Please consider visiting this locally owned shop that offers high quality trail shoes and running gear. Woodbridge is open from 10 AM to 6 PM. Pulcinella’s Restaurant at 640 Federal Road (next door to Woodbridge) is offering an extended happy hour in our own large gathering room with live music by guitarist Frank Chiafari. Frank plays a wide variety such as the Rolling Stones, the Eagles and Johnny Cash. Drinks and appetizers are at reduced prices and there is no cover charge. In addition, we will be selling Door Prize tickets to all who feel lucky. A $50 ticket will give you the chance to win five great prizes. The top prize is an unforgettable hayride experience! See description below. Tickets will be sold beginning June 1st and winners will be drawn at 6:30 PM on the 22nd. Winners do not need to be present.

Not Your Grandpa’s Hayride

Hop on a handsome hay wagon and take a comfortable ride with up to 16 friends on a behind the scenes country farm tour. You will see Bridgewater’s gorgeous and colorful vistas as well as a glimpse into the life of the New England cowboy!

The Experience

Your experience will start and end at The Town Line Farm Preserve on Town Line Road. At the start as you gather to board the wagon, you can wet your whistle with a cowboy cocktail. On board there will be a fully-stocked selection of snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine. Your journey begins with a climb to the top of the Town Line fields for a round bale photo op. Next, you will cross town and take in the views at Bald Man’s Head where you will be greeted by some authentic cowgirls on horseback. Down the road at the Wright-Carlson Preserve, hang on to your hats as you will be immersed in an active cattle drive. Guests will then hop off to take a break at the OK Corral and enjoy a Bronco Brew and all-natural local beef sliders hot from the grill. Expect some local characters to share a few cow tales along the way. An early fall afternoon to remember! Designated dates: Saturday October 8th (rain date of October 9th), or Sunday, October 2nd

Many Thanks For Your Support of Pay It Forward Day

Pulcinella’s Restaurant

Woodbridge Running

Stuart Family Farm, Shallow Brook Farm, Andrew & Molly Smith, Mark & Barbara Boccuzzi, Maywood, Will Stuart of Berkshire Hathaway, Bud Wright, Pulcinella’s Restaurant, Burnham Library, Bridgewater Historical Society

More about our Annual Events and Other Activities

Bridgewater Land Trust proudly produces a variety of social, fundraising, educational, and partnered events throughout the year to provide opportunities and ways we can together:

  • Share more about our organization as well as explore future growth and common-cause relationships
  • Highlight our current projects and goals, celebrate our acquisitions, and fund our mission
  • Recognize and honor our valued members, land donors, volunteers, and board
  • Host partnered educational programming with esteemed local, regional, and national affinity organizations, experts, and speakers
  • Enrich our sense of place in community while we ‘enjoy the view’ and ‘savor the harvest’ of our collective labors

Our events, from grand to intimate, casual to formal, are integral ways we continue to convey our evolving history, fortify our mission and fund our sustainable future. If you’d like to speak with someone regarding events or partnerships, or you’d like to personally host an informative, fundraiser gathering, please contact our offices. Bridgewater Land Trust is committed to working collaboratively to preserve and celebrate in service of our lands and legacy.