Outings and Events

We host a variety of fun outings and informative events.  Sign up for our email notices.
As of March 2021, scheduled hikes will resume with pre-registration. Other events remain on hold until further notice due to the pandemic restrictions. 
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, March 28, 2021, 1-3 pm, Pre-registration required.

Register for our Woods Walk, our first scheduled event since the pandemic hit.

Two Land Trust leaders will lead up to 12 hikers at Miller Farm Preserve, a blend of mostly hardwood forest, wooded wetlands, and streams. Sights and sounds may include the small creatures in vernal pools and wetlands and woodland birds. The trails have some elevation changes but are mostly level.

Pre-register by March 27 by emailing events@ehlt.org. Please include your name and the number of hikers in your party. Registration is first-come-first-served.

Masks and social distancing from anyone not in your immediate pandemic pod a must. Please do not attend without registering so we can maintain a safe leader-to-hiker ratio.
Canceled due to weather
Next Woods Walk: April 25.


Find the Chairs

Can you answer the question, "Where in East Haddam is ...? Use the hints at Find the Chairs to locate all six sets of Adirondack chairs at three East Haddam Land Trust preserves and three East Haddam Conservation Commission reserves by April 30, 2021. Check out Find the Chairs for more. 

Don't forget to capture some early spring scenes while hiking ... you can save them for the East Haddam Land Trust 2022 Calendar.

Preserve trails remain open for your outdoor enjoyment and to help you with your exercise and fresh air needs. Check the 'Our Preserves' link for information on each preserve with trails.



  • follow recommendations to maintain at least 6 feet of space between you and anyone who does not live in your household.

  • respect the nature surrounding you as you enjoy our preserve trails.

  • use the contact link at the bottom of this page to let us know of any trail issues that need immediate attention.

  • stay safe and healthy. 

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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