Highstead’s 100-plus acre preserve in Redding, Connecticut is a beautiful place to visit. It demonstrates our ecologically informed and naturalistic approach to land stewardship. It is a place where people who are curious about or concerned with land conservation can come together to learn, connect, and be inspired.

In a typical year, we would invite you to come and experience the beauty of Highstead. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 crisis, we are limiting our site to essential staff, and our buildings and grounds are closed to visitors.

A hummingbird moth visits our meadow.

Planning your visit

Come breathe in the beauty of Highstead in Redding, Connecticut. Hours, resources, and guidelines for planning your visit.

Bird walk in the fog

Upcoming events

Check out our year-round events—lectures, exhibits, tours, and open trail days.

Examining the health of a milkweed plant during a visit to Highstead.

On-site stewardship

Visiting Highstead is an opportunity to experience firsthand the sustainable and beautiful impact of our intentional land stewardship practices.