WHITE MEMORIAL CONSERVATION CENTER
White Memorial Facilities


White Memorial maintains a wide variety of facilities for public use - some on a fee basis, others at no charge.

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  • The Pine Grove Group Campgrounds are available to non-profit youth groups at no cost and to other groups for a nominal fee.
  • Windmill Hill Family Campground is located in the shelter of woods, operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day; 18 sites are available. Advance registration and a fee are required.
  • Point Folly Family Campground, located on a peninsula in Bantam Lake, operates from early May to mid-October; 47 sites available. Advance registration and a fee are required.
Boating
  • Bantam Lake and the Bantam River offer fine fishing and canoeing. Both are accessible by a public boat launch. Moorings and a small number of boat slips are available on a rental basis.
Picnicking
  • Tables and other facilities are available on the grounds of the Center and in a nearby wooded grove at no cost.
Trails
  • More than 35 miles of trails, through varied terrains, are open year-round for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding. There are also interpretive nature trails and a boardwalk trail for observing the extensive bird life found in a wetland environment.

Group Facilities

  • The Activity Field, a grassy area of approximately five acres, can be rented for group activities requiring a large open space.
  • The Activity Shed, a rustic barn-like building equipped with picnic tables and electricity, can accommodate 75 for seated meals or 100 for meetings. The Activity Shed can be rented by itself or together with the Activity Field.
  • Pine Grove Camping Areas Pine Grove I and II group camping sites are located in White Memorial's main area and are reserved primarily for non-profit youth group camping. The sites are also available for use by other youth groups. Each Pine Grove area will hold about 25 people.
  • The Carriage House is a complete residence center, with dining facilities for 125 and meeting space for 200. Its two dormitories can house up to 30 men and 30 women at the same time.
  • The Meeting Barn is a multi-purpose screened pavilion equipped with picnic tables and a campfire. Suitable for three-season use, it can accommodate groups of 60 for meetings or meals.
  • The Mott-Van Winkle Classroom is fully equipped and available for year-round group programs, with seating for 50, blackboards and audio-visual facilities.







GROUP TOURS AND SCHOOL PROGRAMS

The expansive wildlife sanctuary of White Memorial provides an outstanding and diverse outdoor classroom. Our staff utilizes the Museum and the natural surroundings to promote awareness, understanding, and respect for the natural world. Programs are also available on-site at your facility.
An Outdoor Classroom
In The Museum
  • General Nature Overview
  • All About Insects
  • The Slimy And The Scaled
  • ...And More!

Outdoors At The Museum
  • General Nature Walk
  • Pond Critters
  • Plants Of The Wee World
  • ...And More!

At Your School
  • Animal Adaptations (grades 4,5 & 6)
  • All About Seeds (grades 1,2 & 3)
  • Rocks And Minerals (grades 4,5, & 6)
  • ...And More!
Information and Fees

The White Memorial Foundation and Conservation Center
P.O. Box 368
71 Whitehall Road
Litchfield, Connecticut 06759-0368
(860) 567-0857
E-mail: info@whitememorialcc.org


HOW TO FIND US / TRAIL MAP
   The entrance to The White Memorial Foundation and Conservation Center is located off Route 202 between Litchfield and Bantam, Connecticut, approximately 2 miles west of Litchfield on Whitehall Road.
Museum Hours:
Monday through Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  Sunday - 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

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