The Johnston Preserve, the Town of Lyme’s newest nature preserve, is open to the public. To see a map of the Johnston Preserve, go here. To see the interactive map listing the trails of all the Lyme preserves, go here. There will be an official opening ceremony in the future.
The newly completed parking lot for the Johnston Preserve is on the south side of Rte. 82; 2 miles from the intersection of Rte. 156 and Rte. 82, and 1.5 miles from Hadlyme four-corners. The new trail system connects to the red trail in Jewett Preserve in several locations to join the 18-mile trail network of the River to Ridgetop Preserves. Tony Irving, forester and conservationist, laid out the trail system in the preserve in order to minimize human disturbance on the pristine natural environment while traversing the most beautiful features. He was assisted in developing the trails by Wendolyn Hill, Open Space Coordinator of the Town of Lyme. The Town appreciates all the many volunteers who helped clear the trails.
Work on the Lyme trails never ends. Please help us by being a trail volunteer or steward. To learn more click here: https://www.lymelandtrust.org/stewardship/stewardship-volunteer-oportunities/