About Us


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.

Annual Meeting and Presentation, "What is Killing our Trees?"

January 17, 2020, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Join us to learn what your land trust accomplished in 2019 and, after a short business meeting, to hear Tom Worthley, UConn Extension Educator on Forest Sustainability, discuss what is killing our trees.

A basket raffle will support the Anita Ballek/East Haddam Land Trust Scholarship Fund. Light refreshments and goodies will be served, and Land Trust gear will be available for purchase.

Preserve Work-Postponed

January 18, 9:00 am to noon

1/18  work is postponed. Watch here and on our Facebook page for updates.

Stewardship work is scheduled on the third Saturday of each month from September through June to keep trails open and perform other maintenance that keeps our preserve trails open. The next scheduled work date is February 15, 9:00 am to noon.

Sunday Hike

January 26, 2020, 1-3 pm

Location to be determined.

We hike one of the region's preserves or parks on the last Sunday of each month from September through June (except December). Watch here and on our Facebook page the location of upcoming hikes.

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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