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. We achieved national accreditation in November 2019 by meeting standards of excellence for governance and stewardship and through sound financial management.
Join one of our hikes, paddles, or special projects, or help our Stewardship team on one of our preserves.
Stewardship Work Party, Saturday, July 24, 9:00 am to noon
Join us at The Olde Field Preserve to cut back vegetation encroaching on the trails (loppers welcome), install directional posts, carry lumber to the spots needing bog bridges, and possibly install some bog bridges. We ask that only fully vaccinated volunteers attend and please RSVP to so we know about how many helpers to expect. New date to be announced soon.
Photos for the 2022 Calendar
Be sure to capture photos of the sights you see while hiking our preserves and in other beautiful spots of East Haddam. Submissions for the East Haddam Land Trust 2022 Calendar will be accepted in September. Check the link for the rules.
Preserve trails remain open for your outdoor enjoyment. Check the 'Our Preserves' link for info on each preserve with trails. While visiting please:
follow the most recent CDC Covid 19 guidelines for fully vaccinated and partially or unvaccinated individuals.
respect nature as you enjoy the preserve trails.
use the contact link at the bottom of this page to inform us of trail issues needing immediate attention.
stay safe and healthy.
Find our preserve trail maps on each preserve's page and at 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 the 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 East Haddam Land Trust preserves with trails:
East Haddam Land Trust preserves with access to historic sites:
Visit 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.