In a typical year, we would encourage you to plan a visit and experience the beauty of Highstead in person. Our trails are open to visitors. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 crisis, we are limiting our buildings to essential staff.

Come breathe in the beauty of our forest, enjoy some quiet reflection, and learn about the Highstead landscape. All visitors should sign in at the Barn, where you can pick up our visitor resources. Please note that Highstead is not open on weekends and holidays, and our gates close promptly at 4:00 pm on weekdays.

Visitor Information & Resources

Highstead Supporters
Open Monday–Friday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Call us to inquire about a guided tour.

All other visitors
Please call ahead for an appointment.

Contact Highstead
(203) 938-8809

Guidelines for your visit

For your safety and the protection of the surrounding fragile plant environment, we ask that you adhere to the following when you plan a visit:

  • No dogs, bicycles, or play equipment 
  • Stay on the paths and boardwalks
  • Please refrain from picking plants and flowers 
  • No smoking 


Address: 127 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT 06896