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Saunders geology

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!


& Events

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


Annual Meeting
Wednesday, 6/7, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Join us at the Moodus Sportsman's Club, E. Haddam Colchester Tpk.
In Ja
nuary, EHLT's members approved moving our annual meetings to early June ... this will be the first. 
Members: please read the bylaw changes adopted by the Board of Directors, and to be presented for adoption by the members on June 7.
Learn about our latest work and plans for the future. Share your ideas with the chairs and members of the Membership, Fundraising, Communication, Stewardship, and Invasives Management Committees.
Enjoy snacks and beverages with fellow members/supporters.


Ethical Foraging Hike
Sunday, 6/11, 6-7:30 pm

This is a members-only hike that explores ethical foraging at Sheepskin Hollow Preserve. Registration is required by June 9 by emailing with your name, email address, and the number in your party. 
Not a member? Join here.


Saturday 6/17/2023, 9:30 am-noonish

​Head to the Hammond Mill Preserve for work to address an erosion issue at the trailhead and complete other trail work. Meet at the preserve parking area on Dolbia Hill Road West, off of Hopyard Road.

Fathers' Day Paddle
Sunday, 6/18, 10 am to noon

We will launch from the boat launch at Sunrise State Park for a leisurely paddle on the Salmon River. Personal floatation devices are required 
and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the boat launch at the end of Echo Farm Rd. (from Moodus, Echo Farm Rd. is on the left immediately after the Machimoos & Sunrise State Parks entrance)

Check 'Our Preserves' for info on each preserve with trails. Use the contact link at the bottom of this page to report trail issues. 

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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 :

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East Haddam Land Trust

P.O. Box 122

East Haddam, CT 06423




(860) 484-3458

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