Celebrating 40 years of land conservation
East Haddam Land Trust celebrates 40 years of conserving the natural, historic, and scenic sites of East Haddam for the enjoyment of current and future generations of people and wildlife.
East Haddam Land Trust achieved national accreditation in November 2019 by meeting standards of excellence for governance and stewardhsip and through sound financial management.
Join one of our hikes, paddles, or special projects, or help our Stewardship team on one of our preserves.
December 21, 9:00 am to noon
The stewardship crew will work at Golet Farm Preserve and, with ample available hands, may also work at Monica's Woods, a yet to open preserve. Meet at Golet Farm Preserve a bit before 9 am in work boots, weather-appropriate clothing, and work gloves. Watch here and on our Facebook page for updates.
Stewardship work is scheduled on the third Saturday of each month from September through June to keep trails open and perform other maintenance that keeps our preserve trails open.
New Year's Day Hike
January 1, 2020, 1-3 pm
Join us to explore the new trails recently completed at the Town of East Haddam's Shugrue Property. Gather just before 1 pm at the trailhead on Town Road (in the Lake Hayward section of town). From Ackley Cemetery Road turn right onto Town Road. The trailhead is approximately 200 yards east of Ackley Cemetery Road, heading toward Lake Hayward. These trails are new; no maps have yet been created. Watch here and on our Facebook page for updates.
We hike one of the region's preserves or parks on the last Sunday of each month from September through June (except December). Watch here and on our Facebook page the location of upcoming hikes. Next hike: New Year's Day, location TBD.
Find our preserve trail maps on each preserve's page and at Nathan Hale Pharmacy in Moodus and 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 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 our preserves with trails:
Visit Town of East Haddam open space with trails:
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.