Outings and Events

We host a variety of fun outings and informative events.  Don't miss an event ... sign up for our email notices at the bottom of this page.
Check out our photos from Instagram below!


Hikes and Paddles

Hikes are scheduled for the second and the last Sunday of September through June; most are easy to moderate in difficulty.  During warmer months we schedule paddles on local waters. 


Stewardship Work Parties

Our Stewardship Work Parties generally occur on the third Saturday of the month to help with trail and preserve boundary maintenance. There is usually work for all ability levels. Help is greatly appreciated and always needed.


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, but some are for members only.  We announce all events through email and some specific events, such as the annual meeting, by email and USPS mail.

Stewardship Work:
Saturday, August 20, 9:30 am

Join our Stewardship Team at Golet Farm Preserve, Great Hillwood Road opposite the Senior Center. Work will focus on managing invasive autumn olive trees.

Musical Bridges Concert,
Monday, August 22, 2022, 6: 30-8:30 pm

Our Musical Bridges concert is scheduled for Monday after the last Music on the River concert. Mark your calendars and join us on the Goodspeed Theater lawn for some great tunes performed by local musicians. Food and beverages by Iso at the Geston House. Join our Homegrown/Homemade Raffle by bringing your garden produce or homemade goodies or crafts to the concert. Nothing to add to the raffle? Then bring cash for raffle tickets. All food and raffle proceeds support our Stewardship work.

Visit us at the Goodspeed Airport Festival, August 27, 2022

Starting at 11 am and through the end of the Festival at Goodspeed Airport in East Haddam, we will have info on our preserves, trails, and programs. Stop by booth 108 and say hello!

Seeking Photos for the 2023 Calendar

Amature photographers from East Haddam may submit photos depicting the natural and historical scenes observed when hiking one of our Town's wonderful trails or visiting a historic site. The Land Trust board chooses the 12 that best depict each month of 2023, and a few others to scatter about the 2023 Photo Calendar. Click here for more info. Photos may be submitted during September 2022.

Find the Bells of East Haddam

Starting Labor Day Weekend, ceramic bells will be hung at various  East Haddam Land Trust trails. If you find one, you keep it and can get a gift certificate to a local business. Watch for more info closer to Labor Day.

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. 

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