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.
Swallow Watch Paddle
Saturday, September 30, 5:15 pm launch
See the swallow murmuration with East Haddam Land Trust on the Connecticut River in Old Lyme. We launch at 5:15 p.m. from the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Marine headquarters facility at 333 Ferry Road in Old Lyme. Kayakers will paddle up the River to Goose Island and paddle back after sunset. Participants must wear personal flotation devices and have well-functioning headlamps or waterproof flashlights for the return paddle. Open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Goodwin Trail Challenge Volunteers
Help us run this event by volunteering. Many hands make light work.
Bells of East Haddam - Finders Keepers
Starts Labor Day Weekend
Bells of East Haddam (ceramic bells, dated and stamped with a swing bridge image) will again be hidden at selected East Haddam Land Trust preserves. Find one and it's yours.
For the second year, the Land Trust is collaborating with Shop Local - Everyone Profits, LLC, a local, privately owned, and funded limited liability company that funds the 100 tennis-ball-sized ceramic bells made by Heather Abel at Purring Potters in Colchester.
One-third of the Bells will be hidden by Labor Day Weekend in or on a natural feature within an arm’s reach of a Land Trust trail. The second and third sets will be hidden by mid-September and in early October.
Bells are hidden along or within an arm's reach of trails at the following East Haddam Land Trust Preserves: Ballahack, Golet Farm, Hidden Valley Farm, Snell-Talbot, Bloch, Miller Farm, Sheepskin Hollow, Olde Field, and PeGus's Path, and now at Monica's Woods and Saunders. Watch this page, our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates.
Check 'Our Preserves' for info on each preserve with trails. 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 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.
East Haddam Land Trust
P.O. Box 122
East Haddam, CT 06423
We welcome curiosity and will reply to your questions as promptly as possible.