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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.

Woods Walk
Sunday, February 25, 1-3 pm

Join us at Machimoodus State Park. If we have some snow cover, bring your snowshoes. Otherwise, we will enjoy the hike and views of the Salmon River from the overlook.  Meet at the entrance at 128 Leesville Road.
Leashed dogs are welcome to hike with their people.
Hikers are invited to bring post-hike tailgate treats to share along with EHLT refreshments.

Seeking Amateur Astronomers 

East Haddam Land Trust hopes to sponsor monthly public star-gazing events
this spring through fall. This effort is being led by John Natale, an East Haddam resident and amateur astronomer.

John seeks help from experienced amateur astronomers with telescopes. Participation involves setting up your telescope, explaining the night sky to attendees, and answering questions on astronomy.

This is a good opportunity for amateur astronomers to share their hobby with the public and be involved in a great public outreach effort.

We hope to have a core group of 5-10 astronomers who can assist during one or more of these sessions.

Contact John directly at for more information.

Check 'Our Preserves' for info on each preserve with trails or use our Interactive Trail Map.

Use the contact link at the bottom of this page to report trail issues. 

Find out about our events and outings. Join our email list.

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