Outings and Events

We host a variety of fun outings and informative events.  Sign up for our email notices.
Scheduled hikes have resumed with RSVPs. Watch for updates on other events. 
Check out our photos from Instagram below!


"Last Sunday" Hikes and Paddles

Hikes are scheduled for the last Sunday of September through June; most are easy to moderate in difficulty.  In July and August, we schedule paddles on local waters. 


Stewardship Work Parties

Our Stewardship Work Parties generally occur the third Saturday of the month from September through June - to help with trail and preserve boundary maintenance. Consider becoming a Preserve steward/monitor to keep an eye on a Preserve, check for boundary issues and, when necessary, complete light trail maintenance.


Swim at Anita's

Every Monday and Thursday, from 1:30 to 3:00, in the heated indoor swimming pool at Anita Ballek's home.  A donation to the EHLT is collected at the door and is most appreciated.


Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting occurs in January and reviews the activities of the land trust, elects new board members, conducts other official business, and features interesting speakers and programs.  


Special Events

These events vary from year to year; most are open to the public, some are members-only.  We announce all events through email and some specific events, such as the annual meeting, by mail.

Upcoming Outings & Events

Sunday Woods Walk, June 27, 1-3 pm

Join us at Hidden Valley Farm Preserve to explore one of the spots where mills once dominated the Moodus River, and the lovely wooded landscape along the river and into the surrounding woods. RSVP to events@ehlt.org so we can keep the hike to around 20 people. Event information is emailed to everyone who signed up for our event emails by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

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.