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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.
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Hikes and Paddles

Hikes are scheduled for the second Sunday of September through June and the last Sunday of September through May; 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.

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting occurs during the first half of June 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.

Saturday, July 20, 9:30 am to noonish

Location to be determined.

Lake Hayward Paddle
Sunday, July 21, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Enjoy a peaceful morning paddle on Lake Hayward. Launch from the East Shore Drive boat launch. Personal floatation devices are required.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Stargazing at Burnham Brook Preserve
Friday, August 2, 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm

The fields at Burnham Brook Preserve offer great views of the night sky and all its wonders. This nighttime event will be led by John Natale.  Participants should meet at the preserve parking area at 2 Dolbia Road (East). The preserve is accessed from Salem, not from Devil’s Hopyard Road and Dolbia Road (West), because the west side does not connect with the east side. This event is weather-dependent. Please check our FB page or website for last-minute changes. If unsure, call Pete at 860.817.3112.

Musical Bridges Concert
Monday, August 12, 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Come to the Goodspeed Theater lawn, the perfect outdoor venue to hear our own Bluesberry Jam Band play great music, join in the Homegrown & Homemade Raffle, and support East Haddam Land Trust's stewardship fund.

Blue Moon Paddle
Monday, August 19, 8:30 pm launch
The upper Moodus Reservoir provides great views of the rising full moon. Launch next to Lakeside Dan's, 18 Shore Road, in the Moodus section of East Haddam. Personal floatation devices are required. 
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Check back here and on our Facebook page for event postponements, cancellations, or updates. 

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