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Saunders geology

Saunders Land Acquisition Campaign

The Saunders property is untouched forest, feeds the Eightmile River and Roaring Brook watersheds, and is geologically unique with evidence of two terranes divided by a fault.
Help us preserve this "geologic gem."


& Events

Join one of our hikes, paddles, or special projects, or help our Stewardship team on one of our preserves.

Stewardship Work: Saturday, August 20, 9:30 am

Join our Stewardship Team at Golet Farm Preserve, Great Hillwood Road opposite the Senior Center. Work will focus on managing invasive autumn olive trees.

Musical Bridges Concert, Monday, August 22, 2022, 6: 30-8:30 pm

Our Musical Bridges concert is scheduled for Monday after the last Music on the River concert. Mark your calendars and join us on the Goodspeed Theater lawn for some great tunes performed by local musicians. Food and beverages by Iso at the Geston House. Join our Homegrown/Homemade Raffle by bringing your garden produce or homemade goodies or crafts to the concert. Nothing to add to the raffle? Then bring cash for raffle tickets. All food and raffle proceeds support our Stewardship work.

Visit us at the Goodspeed Airport Festival, August 27, 2022

Starting at 11 am and through the end of the Festival at Goodspeed Airport in East Haddam, we will have info on our preserves, trails, and programs. Stop by booth 108 and say hello!

Seeking Photos for the 2023 Calendar

Amature photographers from East Haddam may submit photos depicting the natural and historical scenes observed when hiking one of our Town's wonderful trails or visiting a historic site. The Land Trust board chooses the 12 that best depict each month of 2023, and a few others to scatter about the 2023 Photo Calendar. Click here for more info. Photos may be submitted during September 2022.

Find the Bells of East Haddam

Starting Labor Day Weekend, ceramic bells will be hung at various  East Haddam Land Trust trails. If you find one, you keep it and can get a gift certificate to a local business. Watch for more info closer to Labor Day.

Check 'Our Preserves' for info on each preserve with trails. While visiting stay safe and follow the most recent CDC Covid 19 guidelines; respect nature; use the contact link at the bottom of this page to report trail issues. 

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The East Haddam Interactive Trail Map provides trail, parking, and general information for trails maintained by East Haddam Land Trust, the Town of East Haddam, and The Nature Conservancy.

Find printed preserve trail maps at East Haddam's Municipal Office Complex.

We also have preserves and easements without trails where access is not practical or landowners maintain the use of the property.


Please note, hunting is not permitted on EHLT preserves, but please wear orange during hunting season as a safety precaution.

We currently protect 700 acres of land in preserves and through property easements.  Many of our preserves have marked hiking trails open to the public. 


Enjoy hiking at East Haddam Land Trust preserves with trails. Use our Interactive Trail Map on your mobile and desktop devices for information on East Haddam Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy, and Town of East Haddam trails. Leashed dogs may accompany hikers on East Haddam Land Trust trails. Find downloadable trail maps on each preserve page:


East Haddam Land Trust preserves with historic sites but no formal trails:


Town of East Haddam and Nature Conservancy open-space with trails :

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East Haddam Land Trust

P.O. Box 122

East Haddam, CT 06423





(860) 484-3458

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