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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.

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 & October 2022.

Bells of East Haddam - Finders Keepers

This fun, family-friendly quest began Labor Day weekend. So far many bells have been found. Look for a ceramic bell hidden along a trail at these East Haddam Land Trust preserves: Ballahack, Duncan, Golet Farm, Hidden Valley Farm, Miller Farm, Olde Field, PeGus’s Path, Sheepskin Hollow, and Hammond Mill.

If you find it, keep it. Call 860-873-2264 to retrieve a gift certificate from a local business. Find a blue bell; get a $10 certificate. Find the golden bell; get a $25 certificate. Participation is free; no registration.

Show off your find. Post a photo of your Bell on the East Haddam Land Trust Facebook page with the tag @EastHaddamLandTrust or on Instagram with the hashtags #easthaddamlandtrust #bellsofeasthaddam #shoplocal-everyoneprofits.

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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