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.
Your donations helped us meet our fundraising goal to preserve
this "geologic gem." Thank You!
Join one of our hikes, paddles, or special projects, or help our Stewardship team on one of our preserves.
Morning Hike, Sunday, 2/12/2023, 10 am-noon
We will explore the Town of East Haddam's Shugrue Farm Reserve, a former dairy farm that is now maintained by the East Haddam Conservation Commission. The 1.5 to 2 miles of trails cross intermittent streams and wander through birch and oak woodlands. Meet at the parking area on Lake Hayward Town Road. Click the link to see the map. Check here and on our Facebook page for weather updates.
Stewardship Work Party, Saturday, 2/18/2023, 9:30 am
We will work at the William Jezek Memorial Preserve to check the preserve boundaries. Many helpers, wearing orange or another bright color, will make this task easier. Meet at the preserve entrance on Daniel Peck Road. Check here and on our Facebook page for weather updates.
Woods Walk, Sunday, 2/26/2023, 1-3 pm
Join our exploration of the Johnston Preserve, maintained by Lyme Land Trust. The 250-acre preserve offers trails through mixed wetland and woodland habitat, to the Town of Lyme's highest peak, and to a scenic overlook. Meet at the parking area on Route 82 in Lyme. Click the link to see the map. Check here and on our Facebook page for weather updates.
2023 East Haddam Land Trust Photo Calendars
Calendars are available for free at local businesses. Thank you to all the local amateur photographers who submitted fantastic photos!
Bells of East Haddam - Finders Keepers
About 18 ceramic bells remain 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. Keep any bell you find. Show off your find with 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.
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.