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Celebrating 42 years of land conservation

East Haddam Land Trust celebrates

42 years of conserving the natural, historic, and scenic sites of

East Haddam for the enjoyment of current and future generations of people and wildlife. We achieved national accreditation in November 2019 by meeting standards of excellence for governance and stewardship and through sound financial management.


& Events

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

Paddle, Sunday, October 24, 3-4:30 pm

Join land trust directors for a paddle on the Salmon River and to enjoy the autumn foliage. Meet at Sunrise State Park Salmon River Boat Launch for a 3:00 pm launch. Access via Echo Farm Road off of Leesville Road, follow Echo Farm Road to the boat launch area. No need to RSVP, simply join us. Correction:  the paddle is Sunday, 10/24. Our apologies for listing it as Saturday instead of Sunday in the emails.


Woods Walk, Sunday, October 31, 1-3 pm

Join land trust directors on an autumn hike at Miller Farm Preserve. Park at the Tater Hill Cemetery at the corner of Tater Hill and AP Gates Roads. From there it's a short walk up Tater Hill Road to the trailhead. This hike is moderately difficult (some elevation changes and stream crossings). Please wear appropriate footwear. No need to RSVP, simply join us.

Preserve trails remain open for your outdoor enjoyment. Check the 'Our Preserves' link for info on each preserve with trails. While visiting please:

  • follow the most recent CDC Covid 19 guidelines for fully vaccinated and partially or unvaccinated individuals.

  • respect nature as you enjoy the preserve trails.

  • use the contact link at the bottom of this page to inform us of trail issues needing immediate attention.

  • stay safe and healthy. 

Visit a


Find our preserve trail maps on each preserve's page and at Ballek's Garden Center in East Haddam.

EHLT contributed to the acquisition of the listed town properties. We also have preserves and easements without trails where access is not practical or landowners maintain the use of the property.  Find out more about these properties.  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:


East Haddam Land Trust preserves with access to historic sites:


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

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Scroll through photos of our preserves, hikes, paddles, and other activities.


East Haddam Land Trust

P.O. Box 122

East Haddam, CT 06423





(860) 484-3458

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