Conservation Commission

Commission Members

  • Loretta A. Wrobel, Chairwoman (D)
  • Christine Acebo (D)
  • Janet A. Bellamy (D)
  • William Paul Dubinsky (D)
  • Gwen D. Haaland (U)
  • J. Stephen Morytko (D)

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Ashford Farmer’s Market

The Ashford Farmers market began in 2007 and operates Sundays 10-1 from May- Oct. In 2018 we plan to have a winter market at least thru November. Julie and Todd Barton are the market masters and plan to continue in 2018. The market sells meat, cheese, fruit syrups, honey, and baked goods in addition to seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Visit the Ashford Farmer’s Market on Facebook.

Open Space Plan

A copy of the 2015 Ashford Open Space Plan is available for download.

Langhammer Trail

Langhammer Trail
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The Ashford Conservation Commission (ACC) completed construction of this trail in the fall of 2016. Assistance came from ACC members; the Eastern Connecticut Environmental Review Team; the Willington Conservation Commission; and a number of Ashford citizens with support from other town commissions and government. The trail is managed by the Ashford Conservation Commission with help from community volunteers.

The Langhammer parcel has been owned by the town since 1959. This 72 acre forested tract is adjacent to the 300+ acre Willington Fenton Ruby Park and Preserve and a trail connecting these two properties has been established. It is Ashford’s largest town owned open space parcel and contains a diversity of wildlife, plants and geological features. The trail is approximately 1.25 miles long and is an easy to moderately strenuous hike. The Langhammer trails are intended for low-impact foot traffic to preserve the quiet scenic beauty and prevent erosion to the sensitive environment and may be used from dawn to dusk. No vehicles, bikes, or horses are allowed and hunting is prohibited. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed.

The parking area and trailhead are located at the end of Lustig Road which starts in the town of Willington then crosses into Ashford. At the end of the road there is an unpaved narrow road on the left (look for a sign) leading to a small parking area and kiosk with trail information. Please do not park on Lustig Road as the road is very narrow.

Directions to Langhammer Trailhead

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