Welcome to the Olmsted Legacy Trail. This website provides education about the life and works of Frederick Law Olmsted  in Connecticut. Other goals for this website and trail include:

  • Support the study and preservation of historic landscapes in Connecticut.

  • Promote landscape architecture in Connecticut.

  • Drive tourism activity to Olmsted sites and communities, similar to other “trail” concepts.

  • Expand the trail to include neighboring states with Connecticut as the nexus to the trail. 


This site was created by a dedicated team of volunteers from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA).  In the coming years, the website will eventually include the projects of the Olmsted Brothers and any other landscapes that fall under the Olmsted Legacy. Significant updates are planned for the bicentennial of his birth in 2022.