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.

Morning Hike 12/11/22, 10 am to noon

Join our morning hike through Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town Street (Rt. 82) in Lyme. This 102-acre preserve offers interesting rock outcroppings, wetlands, and wooded and open views that are especially nice now that the trees and mostly leafless.

Stewardship 12/17/22, 9:30 am

This month's work party will consist of trail work at PeGus's Path Preserve, 12 acres of woodland, and trails often used for horseback riding. 

Membership - Join or Renew

Our membership drive continues through the end of 2022. Every donation helps our work of preserving and protecting land and waterways in perpetuity for current and future generations. 

2023 East Haddam Land Trust Photo Calendars

Members who joined/renewed will receive their calendars soon in the mail. A limited supply of extra calendars will be available for free at local businesses.

Bells of East Haddam - Finders Keepers

December 20 is the last day to retrieve the gift certificates for finders of a Bell! We think about 18 ceramic bells remain hidden along a trail at these East Haddam Land Trust preserves: Ballahack, Duncan, Golet Farm, Hidden Valley Farm, Miller Farm, Olde Field, PeGus’s Path, Sheepskin Hollow, and Hammond Mill.  Call 860-873-2264 to retrieve a gift certificate from a local business. Keep and show off your find. Post a photo of your Bell on the East Haddam Land Trust Facebook page with the tag @EastHaddamLandTrust or on Instagram with the hashtags #easthaddamlandtrust #bellsofeasthaddam #shoplocal-everyoneprofits.

Annual Meeting 1/20/23

Mark your calendars ... our Annual Meeting will be Friday, 1/20/2023, 6:30-8:30 pm, at the East Haddam Historical Society Museum, 264 Town Street, East Haddam. Andrea Urbano, with the Forestry Division of CT DEEP will talk on Managing Our Woodlands for a Healthy Future. Watch for more details to be posted later in December.

New Year's Day Hike, 1/1/2023, 1-3 pm

Our annual New Year's Day Hike will explore the Moodus Forest, 99 acres of woodlands and wooded wetlands managed jointly by EHLT and the East Haddam Conservation Commission. We will enter at the Robbie Road Trailhead to hike the trails. Park at the East Haddam Elementary School then walk to the Robbie Road Trailhead.

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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