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

Find the Chairs

Can you answer the question, "Where in the Town is ...? Use the hints listed 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. Check out Find the Chairs for more. 

Planned hikes and stewardship events
will resume when
the Covid-19 pandemic
is declared under control
in our region.

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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