The rustling of autumn leaves,
the gurgling of a flowing stream,
the hoots of owls or calls of chickadees,
the hum of wood frogs in the spring,
or the gleeful call of a child who spots a cool rock, tree lichen, or a tiny flower ... these are the sounds that soothe souls.
These are the sounds your membership dollars help protect.
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Join one of our hikes, paddles, or special projects, or help our Stewardship team on one of our preserves.
Counting steps as part of your exercise routine?
Preserve-like terrain averages about 2080 steps per mile. The length of each trail is listed on the printed maps for each preserve available at the trailheads and downloadable from the interactive trail map and from each preserve webpage.
Hunting is not permitted on East Haddam Land Trust preserves, but we advise hikers to wear orange during hunting season. Properties adjacent to Land Trust preserves may permit hunting.
Orange means safety.
Sunday, February 25, 1-3 pm
Join us at Machimoodus State Park. If we have some snow cover, bring your snowshoes. Otherwise, we will enjoy the hike and views of the Salmon River from the overlook. Meet at the entrance at 128 Leesville Road.
Leashed dogs are welcome to hike with their people.
Hikers are invited to bring post-hike tailgate treats to share along with EHLT refreshments.
Seeking Amateur Astronomers
East Haddam Land Trust hopes to sponsor monthly public star-gazing events
this spring through fall. This effort is being led by John Natale, an East Haddam resident and amateur astronomer.
John seeks help from experienced amateur astronomers with telescopes. Participation involves setting up your telescope, explaining the night sky to attendees, and answering questions on astronomy.
This is a good opportunity for amateur astronomers to share their hobby with the public and be involved in a great public outreach effort.
We hope to have a core group of 5-10 astronomers who can assist during one or more of these sessions.
Contact John directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Use the contact link at the bottom of this page to report trail issues.
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 more than 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 :
Scroll through photos of our preserves, hikes, paddles, and other activities.
We welcome curiosity and will reply to your questions as promptly as possible.
East Haddam Land Trust
P.O. Box 122
East Haddam, CT 06423