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Our Preserves


The land trust currently protects about 700 acres of land in preserves and through property easements. Many preserves have marked hiking trails open to the public. 


Choose a preserve below to see detailed descriptions and trail maps for our public properties and use our Interactive Trail Map on your mobile device for general information on trails maintained by East Haddam Land Trust, the Town of East Haddam, and The Nature Conservancy.

Enjoy hiking at our preserves with trails. Leashed dogs may accompany hikers on East Haddam Land Trust trails.

Counting steps as part of your exercise routine? 
Preserve-like terrain averages about 2080 steps per mile. The length of each trail is listed on the printed maps for each preserve available at the trailheads and downloadable from the interactive trail map and from each preserve webpage.

Find Trail Maps on each Preserve's page, at the Town of East Haddam Municipal Complex and at the trailheads of most Preserves.


Historical Preserves with paths to sites of interest:


Preserves without trails or paths:

East Haddam Land Trust's Interactive Trail Map provides information about trails listed below.


The Nature Conservancy preserves:  

Burnham Brook Preserve

Chapman Pond Preserve

Town of East Haddam open space with trails:

Chapal Farm Preserve

Davison Memorial Walking Park

The Dean Easement

Gelston Easement

The Harris Reserve

The Hatch Lot Reserve

Lefebvre Reserve

Lena Reserve 
Robbie Road Preserve - part of the Moodus Forest

Roaring Brook Reserve

Rose Farm Reserve

Sabine Reserve

Shugrue Farm Reserve on Long Hill

Town Beach Preserve

Urbanik Reserve


East Haddam Land Trust also protects preserves and easements without trails where access is not practical, or landowners maintain the use of the property.  Find out more about these properties.


Please note, hunting is not permitted on East Haddam Land Trust preserves.

As a safety precaution, please wear orange during hunting season when hiking through or adjacent to any wooded or open space areas.

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