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.
Woods Walk, Sunday, 3/26/2023, 1-3 pm
We will explore the Ravine Trail, jointly managed by The Nature Conservancy and Lyme Land Trust. Click the link to see the map. Trails there go through a rocky and damp ravine and lead to scenic overlooks. Some of the trails can be challenging. Meet at the parking area on Mitchell Hill Road, Lyme. Check here and on our Facebook page for weather updates.
Presentation: Native American Ceremonial Stonework, Friday 3/31/2023, 7-9 pm
The public is invited to this evening program at East Haddam Grange Hall, 488 Town Street. Mark Starr will show a PowerPoint presentation and hold a Q-and-A about Native American Ceremonial Stonework.
Stewardship, Saturday, 4/15/2023, 9:30 am
The work and location will be announced during the first week of April.
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.