Past Events

Tuesday Trek: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve

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Date: Tue November 24, 2020
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve parking lot, Brush Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Meet at the Brush Hill Road parking lot. Beautiful stone structures, stone walls, and an old abandoned quarry offer clues to past human activity. We will walk along the old Platt Road to the Selden cemetery – about 2 miles.

Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Meet at the Brush Hill Road parking lot. Beautiful stone structures, stone walls, and an old abandoned quarry offer clues to past human activity. We will walk along the old Platt Road to the Selden cemetery – about 2 miles.

Reserve a spot: openspace@townlyme.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Lyme Land Trust–Late Autumn Forest Bathing

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Date: Sat November 21, 2020
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: Thach Preserve. 131 Brush Hill Rd., short driveway to parking area.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Enjoy a refreshing forest bathing walk guided by Regan Stacey, a certified forest therapy guide. She will invite participants to focus the senses on the sounds, sights and colors of a vibrant beaver pond and surrounding environment. The trail is easy to moderate. For a map of Thach preserve.

The walk will conclude with a ceremonial tea for the land where we honor Mother Earth and our time together.

The group is limited to 6 participants.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.

 Folding stools are available for your use or bring along your own stool or sit upon (towel, cloth or mat) for our sitting sessions. You may wish to bring along some water. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

The Lyme Land Trust is partnering with Regan Stacey to offer this walk at a discounted price of $25 non-members, and $20 for members of the LLT. For LLT member discount, please enter code LLTMEMBER at checkout. To become an LLT member.

Registration required. To register.

Heavy rain cancels. If canceled, an email will go out 2 hours prior to the walk.

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


 

Enjoy a refreshing forest bathing walk guided by Regan Stacey, a certified forest therapy guide. She will invite participants to focus the senses on the sounds, sights and colors of a vibrant beaver pond and surrounding environment. The trail is easy to moderate. For a map of Thach preserve.

The walk will conclude with a ceremonial tea for the land where we honor Mother Earth and our time together.

The group is limited to 6 participants.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.

 Folding stools are available for your use or bring along your own stool or sit upon (towel, cloth or mat) for our sitting sessions. You may wish to bring along some water. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

The Lyme Land Trust is partnering with Regan Stacey to offer this walk at a discounted price of $25 non-members, and $20 for members of the LLT. For LLT member discount, please enter code LLTMEMBER at checkout. To become an LLT member.

Registration required. To register.

Heavy rain cancels. If canceled, an email will go out 2 hours prior to the walk.

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


UNPLUGGED! Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme – Bonfire and S’mores for Teens in Diana’s Field

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Photo by Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sat November 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 -4:00 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Geared for middle and high school students, come explore the beautiful Banningwood Preserve. Stop by Diana’s Field for s’mores over a bonfire tended by Sue Cope, Lyme Land Trust Environmental Director. Diana’s field is a half-mile hike from the parking lot along the lower red trail.

Download a flyer with map for the event or pick up a map with interpretive trail at the kiosk.

This is an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme November 20, 21, 22, 2020.


Geared for middle and high school students, come explore the beautiful Banningwood Preserve. Stop by Diana’s Field for s’mores over a bonfire tended by Sue Cope, Lyme Land Trust Environmental Director. Diana’s field is a half-mile hike from the parking lot along the lower red trail.

Download a flyer with map for the event or pick up a map with interpretive trail at the kiosk.

This is an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme November 20, 21, 22, 2020.


Tuesday Trek: Pleasant Valley Preserve

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Date: Tue November 17, 2020
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve parking area, MacItosh Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Pleasant Valley Preserve – Meet at Macintosh Rd parking lot. Easy 1.5 -2 mile hike through fields and woodlands.

Reserve a space: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Pleasant Valley Preserve – Meet at Macintosh Rd parking lot. Easy 1.5 -2 mile hike through fields and woodlands.

Reserve a space: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Walk with Joe Standart, Photographer–Kick-off for Imagining Lyme

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Joe Standart
Date: Sat November 14, 2020
Time: 8:30-10:30
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

You are invited to a walk guided by Joe Standart, an internationally recognized award-winning photographer, and a Lyme Land Trust board member. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process for expressing an artistic vision of nature through photography.

The walk is a kick-off for the new Lyme Land Trust amateur photography program: Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme Preserves through photographs. Participants will be provided with short, simple non-technical photo-taking tips from Joe Standart.  The tips suitable for anyone who wishes to enhance their nature photographs, but aimed primarily at amateur mobile phone camera users.

Reservations are required. Space is limited. Please be safe- wear a mask when meeting in the parking lot. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Raindate: Sunday November 15 8:30 am.

To reserve, a space on the walk, email: education@lymelandtrust.org.


 

You are invited to a walk guided by Joe Standart, an internationally recognized award-winning photographer, and a Lyme Land Trust board member. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process for expressing an artistic vision of nature through photography.

The walk is a kick-off for the new Lyme Land Trust amateur photography program: Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme Preserves through photographs. Participants will be provided with short, simple non-technical photo-taking tips from Joe Standart.  The tips suitable for anyone who wishes to enhance their nature photographs, but aimed primarily at amateur mobile phone camera users.

Reservations are required. Space is limited. Please be safe- wear a mask when meeting in the parking lot. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Raindate: Sunday November 15 8:30 am.

To reserve, a space on the walk, email: education@lymelandtrust.org.


Tuesday Trek: Chestnut Hill Preserve

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Date: Tue November 10, 2020
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Chestnut Hill Preserve, Sterling Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: stewardship@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Meet at trailhead on Sterling Hill Rd. Easy 1-mile walk that takes you into Nehantic State Forest.

reserve a space: stewardship@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Meet at trailhead on Sterling Hill Rd. Easy 1-mile walk that takes you into Nehantic State Forest.

reserve a space: stewardship@lymelandtrust.org

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Introduction to Astronomy in Jewett Field

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Date: Sun November 8, 2020
Time: 8:00 to 9:00pm
Place: Jewett Field, Jewett Preserve. Meet at the parking lot on MacIntosh Road.
Contact Email: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Reschedule from Nov 1st due to weather. Under a full moon, Alan Sheiness, Board Member and amateur Astronomer, will lead a walk to the Jewett Field where he will instruct us in locating stars, planets, and constellations.  He will have a telescope set up to see some of these objects.

Bring binoculars (if you have them) and a flashlight. Dress as if it is 10-20 degrees cooler than outside temperature and wear a mask.

Registration required: Limit 15 people
To Register, please email Kristina White – kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org


Reschedule from Nov 1st due to weather. Under a full moon, Alan Sheiness, Board Member and amateur Astronomer, will lead a walk to the Jewett Field where he will instruct us in locating stars, planets, and constellations.  He will have a telescope set up to see some of these objects.

Bring binoculars (if you have them) and a flashlight. Dress as if it is 10-20 degrees cooler than outside temperature and wear a mask.

Registration required: Limit 15 people
To Register, please email Kristina White – kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org


Tuesday Trek: Hartman Park

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Date: Tue November 3, 2020
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Hartman Park, Gungy Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Meet at the Hartman Park main entrance on Gungy Road. Hartman Park has a lot to offer, from archeological ruins to natural beauty and of course, Beavers! 1.5 to 2 miles.

Reserve a space: openspace@townlyme.org.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Meet at the Hartman Park main entrance on Gungy Road. Hartman Park has a lot to offer, from archeological ruins to natural beauty and of course, Beavers! 1.5 to 2 miles.

Reserve a space: openspace@townlyme.org.

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Tuesday Trek: Ravine Trail

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Date: Tue October 27, 2020
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Ravine Trail
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Meet at Ravine Trail parking lot on Mitchell Hill Rd. A more arduous hike of roughly 2+ miles through a primeval hollow passing through laurel groves and by a beaver meadow.

 

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

 

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

 

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

 

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Meet at Ravine Trail parking lot on Mitchell Hill Rd. A more arduous hike of roughly 2+ miles through a primeval hollow passing through laurel groves and by a beaver meadow.

 

View the Tuesday Trek Schedule

Join us for a refreshing morning walk on a Lyme preserve led by a board or staff member of the Lyme Land Trust. The leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, Wendy Hill, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

 

Space is limited to 5 people. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

 

Please be safe- wear a mask in the parking lot. Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

 

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Lyme Land Trust–Autumn Forest Bathing

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Date: Sat October 24, 2020
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Place: Young Preserve. Pull-in parking along the east side of Gungy Road, about 1/2 mile north of Beaver Brook Rd.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Treat yourself to a rejuvenating autumn forest bathing walk guided by Regan Stacey, a certified forest therapy guide. She will invite participants to immerse the senses in the wonder of the laurels, mature forest, and rock outcroppings of Young Preserve. Experience the soothing sounds of swishing leaves, the smell of autumn earth, and the changing colors of the season. Most of the trail is easy to moderate.

The walk will conclude with a ceremonial tea for the land where we honor Mother Earth and our time together.

The group is limited to 6 participants.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.

 Folding stools are available for your use or bring along your own stool or sit upon (towel, cloth or mat) for our sitting sessions. You may wish to bring along some water. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

The Lyme Land Trust is partnering with Regan Stacey to offer this walk at a discounted price of $25 non-members, and $20 for members of the LLT. For LLT member discount, please enter code LLTMEMBER at checkout. To become an LLT member.

Registration required. To register.

Heavy rain cancels. If canceled, an email will go out 2 hours prior to the walk.

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


Treat yourself to a rejuvenating autumn forest bathing walk guided by Regan Stacey, a certified forest therapy guide. She will invite participants to immerse the senses in the wonder of the laurels, mature forest, and rock outcroppings of Young Preserve. Experience the soothing sounds of swishing leaves, the smell of autumn earth, and the changing colors of the season. Most of the trail is easy to moderate.

The walk will conclude with a ceremonial tea for the land where we honor Mother Earth and our time together.

The group is limited to 6 participants.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.

 Folding stools are available for your use or bring along your own stool or sit upon (towel, cloth or mat) for our sitting sessions. You may wish to bring along some water. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

The Lyme Land Trust is partnering with Regan Stacey to offer this walk at a discounted price of $25 non-members, and $20 for members of the LLT. For LLT member discount, please enter code LLTMEMBER at checkout. To become an LLT member.

Registration required. To register.

Heavy rain cancels. If canceled, an email will go out 2 hours prior to the walk.

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.