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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Woods Walk, Sunday, 3/26/2023, 1-3 pm
We will explore the Ravine Trail, jointly managed by The Nature Conservancy and Lyme Land Trust. Click the link to see the map. Trails there go through a rocky and damp ravine and lead to scenic overlooks. Some of the trails can be challenging. Meet at the parking area on Mitchell Hill Road, Lyme. Check here and on our Facebook page for weather updates.
Native American Ceremonial Stonework, Friday 3/31/2023, 7-9 pm
The public is invited to this evening program at East Haddam Grange Hall, 488 Town Street. Mark Starr will show a PowerPoint presentation and hold a Q-and-A about Native American Ceremonial Stonework.
Stewardship, Saturday, 4/15/2023, 9:30 am
The work and location will be announced during the first week of April.
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.