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 and 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 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.

Upcoming Outings & Events

Morning Hike: Sunday, May 15,
10:00 am -12:30 pm

We explore Chapman Pond Preserve, River Road, East Haddam, managed by The Nature Conservancy. This 3+ mile hike involves some steep elevation changes and rock hopping across a stream. Parking is along River Road unless driving a high-clearance vehicle - the road to the interior parking area is rough. 


Birdwatching Walk - Members only:
Monday, May 16, 8 am

RSVP (limited to 10 people) to join two avid birders at Miller Farm Preserve off of AP Gates Road, East Haddam. Bring binoculars but please leave dogs at home.

RSVP by noon on 5/15 by emailing events@ehlt.org. Not yet a member? Join then RSVP.


May 21 Stewardship Work, 9:30 am

Work at EHLT's newest property, the Snell-Talbot Preserve entails clearing a new trail, removing tires and scrap metal from the woods, and clearing debris from an old schoolhouse foundation on the site. With luck, we will have a small farm vehicle on-site to make the job easier. Heavy gloves, resistant to sharp metal and glass, are recommended. Pickup trucks capable of taking material to the landfill are welcome.

Access the site, for this workday only, via a dirt road on property retained by the donor of the preserve who is kindly allowing us to use this access that day.
The entrance is on Falls Bashan Road, sixty (60) yards north of East Haddam - Colchester Turnpike.  Look for an EHLT event sign by the roadside.
The access road is rugged; four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended.

Woods Walk: Sunday, May 29, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

We explore Lena Reserve on Babcock Road, East Haddam. This Town of East Haddam reserve has some steep elevation changes. The hike will cover about 2 miles.

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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