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East Haddam Land Trust preserves and protects land in perpetuity for the public benefit.  Since 1979, your donations have helped East Haddam Land Trust, a volunteer, non-profit land conservation corporation, preserve unique woodlands, fields, lakes, rivers and open spaces for the public benefit. East Haddam Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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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.



& Events

Join one of our hikes, paddles, or special projects, or help our Stewardship team on one of our preserves.

Sunday Hike-

February 23, 2020, 1-3 pm

Join us on a hike through Gillette Castle State Park. You're sure to see some cool sights and learn interesting park history. Meet at the lower parking lot off Ferry Road adjacent to the Hadlyme Ferry.

We schedule hikes on the last Sunday of January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, and November. Watch here and on our Facebook page the location of the March 29, 2020 hike.

Preserve Work-Stewardship

March 28, 9:00 am to noon

The location will be announced closer to the date.

Stewardship work dates are generally held on the third Saturday of each month from September through June. This work maintains our preserve trails and boundaries. April's Stewardship is 4/18/2020, location to be determined. Watch here and on our Facebook page for updates.

40th Anniversary Gala

Join us on the evening of April 25 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of East Haddam Land Trust. Details to follow.

Visit a


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:



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East Haddam Land Trust

P.O. Box 122, East Haddam, CT 06423





(860) 484-3458

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