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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Our Outings and Events

We host a variety of fun outings and informative events.  Sign up for our email notices. 
Check out our fun event photos from Instagram below!


"Last Sunday" Hikes and Canoe/Kayak Paddles

Hikes are scheduled the last Sunday of September through June; most are easy to moderate in difficulty.  In July and August, we schedule "Last Sunday" Canoe/Kayak outings. 


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

Preserve Work

November 16, 9:00 am to noon

Join our stewardship team for continued work on trails at Miller Farm Preserve. Park at the Tater Hill Cemetery at the corner of Tater Hill and AP Gates Roads. Bring loppers, pruning/bow saws, and dress for work in a wooded setting. Heavy rain will cancel; 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.

Sunday Hike at Cockaponsett State Forest in Chester

November 24, 1-3 pm

Join us to explore Cockaponsett State Forest in Chester.

Directions: Route 9S to exit 6 to Route 148W. After about 1.5 miles turn right onto Cedar Lake Road. Follow another 1.5 miles then turn left toward Pataconk Lake to meet fellow hikers in the parking lot.

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.