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.
Join one of our hikes, paddles, or special projects, or help our Stewardship team on one of our preserves.
Woods Walk, Sunday, January 30, 2022, 1-3 pm, Chapal Farm Preserve
Meet at the Route 82 parking area (between the Rt. 82 intersection of Route 156 and Hopyard Road). We will explore glacier-created eskers and kettle holes and enjoy stunning views of the Eightmile River. Exertion level: easy with some elevation changes. POSTPONED TO FEB. 27
Check 'Our Preserves' for info on each preserve with trails. While visiting please:
stay safe, healthy, and follow the most recent CDC Covid 19 guidelines.
respect nature as you enjoy the preserve trails.
use the contact link at the bottom of this page to report trail issues needing immediate attention.
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 :
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.