Past Events

Tuesday Trek: Thach Preserve

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Date: Tue June 7, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -11:30ish am
Place: Thach Preserve, 131 Brush Hill Rd. Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Follow the ¼ mile woods road to this undeveloped and now preserved flag lot, perched perfectly along a secluded beaver pond. Watch for lots of wildlife on the pond as we pass by and then move into the wooded wetland area of dense laurels and a wonderful freshwater creek. About 1.25 miles.

Contact:  sue.cope@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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Follow the ¼ mile woods road to this undeveloped and now preserved flag lot, perched perfectly along a secluded beaver pond. Watch for lots of wildlife on the pond as we pass by and then move into the wooded wetland area of dense laurels and a wonderful freshwater creek. About 1.25 miles.

Contact:  sue.cope@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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Tour de Lyme 2022

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Joe Standart
Date: Sun June 5, 2022
Time: starting at 7 am
Place: Ashlawn Farms, Bill Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Please join us for the annual Tour de Lyme cycling event with beautifully scenic routes for all ages and levels. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

For more information, visit the Tour de Lyme webpage: TourDeLyme.org.

The Lyme Land Trust inaugurated Tour de Lyme in 2013 as an annual bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally important land in Lyme.


 

Please join us for the annual Tour de Lyme cycling event with beautifully scenic routes for all ages and levels. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

For more information, visit the Tour de Lyme webpage: TourDeLyme.org.

The Lyme Land Trust inaugurated Tour de Lyme in 2013 as an annual bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally important land in Lyme.


CT Trails Day – Intro to Forest Bathing – FULL

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Sat June 4, 2022
Time: 10:00-11:15 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town St. Lyme, CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

THIS EVENT IS FULL.

Curious about forest bathing?  On CT Trails Day, come dip your toes into this Japanese-inspired practice of “taking in the forest atmosphere.”  Slow down, awaken your senses, and enjoy the wonders of nature as you deeply relax in the forest.   

On this 75 -minute intro to forest bathing walk, you’ll be guided on a gentle, mindful stroll. Along the way, your certified forest therapy guide, Regan Stacey, will offer you a series of sensory-opening “invitations” designed to help you connect with the natural world in your own authentic way.  Leave your stresses behind and connect with the healing powers of nature.

The walk is about a half-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Rain or shine.

No charge. Registration required.  To Register, click here. 

Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku – taking in the forest atmosphere. As a growing global wellness movement, it is backed by nearly 40 years of scientific research on the holistic benefits of immersing yourself in nature. These benefits include reduced stress and blood pressure, increased creativity and focus, improved mood and sleep, and a boost to immune functions.

 Regan Stacey is an artist and environmentalist whose passion is to re-connect humans to nature for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and our planet, Earth.  She is also co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world.  Locally, she is involved in a number of nature-based organizations and facilitates kids’ clubs through the Lyme Land Trust. You can find out more about her work at reganstacey.com   


THIS EVENT IS FULL.

Curious about forest bathing?  On CT Trails Day, come dip your toes into this Japanese-inspired practice of “taking in the forest atmosphere.”  Slow down, awaken your senses, and enjoy the wonders of nature as you deeply relax in the forest.   

On this 75 -minute intro to forest bathing walk, you’ll be guided on a gentle, mindful stroll. Along the way, your certified forest therapy guide, Regan Stacey, will offer you a series of sensory-opening “invitations” designed to help you connect with the natural world in your own authentic way.  Leave your stresses behind and connect with the healing powers of nature.

The walk is about a half-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Rain or shine.

No charge. Registration required.  To Register, click here. 

Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku – taking in the forest atmosphere. As a growing global wellness movement, it is backed by nearly 40 years of scientific research on the holistic benefits of immersing yourself in nature. These benefits include reduced stress and blood pressure, increased creativity and focus, improved mood and sleep, and a boost to immune functions.

 Regan Stacey is an artist and environmentalist whose passion is to re-connect humans to nature for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and our planet, Earth.  She is also co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world.  Locally, she is involved in a number of nature-based organizations and facilitates kids’ clubs through the Lyme Land Trust. You can find out more about her work at reganstacey.com   


CT Trails Day – Pollinator Meadow Celebration for Families

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Photo by Sue Cope
Date: Sat June 4, 2022
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Place: Riverside Preserve, Salem Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Lymepollinator@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Let’s Celebrate on CT Trails Day! We took a Bee LYME from Spring 2021 to Spring 2022. Seed bombs that were created and sown in 2021 have sprouted and there are wildflowers growing in the meadow. Come see the pollinators at work. Join Lyme Pollinator Pathway for this family/kid-friendly program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

              • Pizza Party by Lyme Land Trust
              • Pollinator Meadow Tours by Lyme Pollinator Pathway
              • T-shirts for the first 24 kids to register, sponsored by Lyme Youth Services Bureau (LYSB)

Register with LYSB

For more information, click on the poster to enlarge. This the 4th Bee Lyme to Spring 2022 event out of four events.

Sponsored by Lyme Land Trust and LYSB. 

 

 


Let’s Celebrate on CT Trails Day! We took a Bee LYME from Spring 2021 to Spring 2022. Seed bombs that were created and sown in 2021 have sprouted and there are wildflowers growing in the meadow. Come see the pollinators at work. Join Lyme Pollinator Pathway for this family/kid-friendly program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

              • Pizza Party by Lyme Land Trust
              • Pollinator Meadow Tours by Lyme Pollinator Pathway
              • T-shirts for the first 24 kids to register, sponsored by Lyme Youth Services Bureau (LYSB)

Register with LYSB

For more information, click on the poster to enlarge. This the 4th Bee Lyme to Spring 2022 event out of four events.

Sponsored by Lyme Land Trust and LYSB. 

 

 


Tuesday Trek: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve

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Date: Tue May 31, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -11:30ish am
Place: Brockway Hawthorne Preserve, Brush Hill Rd. Lyme Ct
Contact Email: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

We will begin at the Joshuatown Rd entrance and hike the purple to white trail and back. About 2.5 miles.  Park along the road opposite 452-2 Joshuatown Rd.

Contact: 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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


We will begin at the Joshuatown Rd entrance and hike the purple to white trail and back. About 2.5 miles.  Park along the road opposite 452-2 Joshuatown Rd.

Contact: 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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


May Astronomy Observing Session-Postponed from May 27 to May 28

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Date: Sat May 28, 2022
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: scott.mallory@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Due to weather this event has been changed from May 27 to May 28. Come join us at our Lyme observing site for an evening of stargazing. See the beauty that is the uniquely dark sky of Lyme CT. 

On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

  • Jon Dean
  • Roger Charbonneau, Jr
  • Scott Mallory
  • Parag Sahasrabudhe
  • Alan Sheiness

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration.

Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please.

For more information about the astronomy program

See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


 

Due to weather this event has been changed from May 27 to May 28. Come join us at our Lyme observing site for an evening of stargazing. See the beauty that is the uniquely dark sky of Lyme CT. 

On any given night, public sessions will be co-facilitated by one or more of our talented cohort enthusiasts:

  • Jon Dean
  • Roger Charbonneau, Jr
  • Scott Mallory
  • Parag Sahasrabudhe
  • Alan Sheiness

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Directions to the site and special guidance for those with heavy astronomy equipment will be provided upon registration.

Park in the designated area and walk to the observing field with its amazing panoramic views of the heavens. Dress for temperatures 10-20 degrees lower than forecast for your comfort. No white lights at the field site, please.

For more information about the astronomy program

See amazing astrophotography by Parag Sahasrabudhe – Velology blog


Tuesday Trek: Hartman Park

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue May 24, 2022
Time: 9:30 -11:30ish am
Place: Hartman Park Main Entrance, Gungy Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Come see what is growing in the meadow and transitional forest around it. We’ll then walk my favorite yellow/red trail loop. About 2.5 miles. Meet at Field Entrance, Gungy Rd.

Contact: 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.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Come see what is growing in the meadow and transitional forest around it. We’ll then walk my favorite yellow/red trail loop. About 2.5 miles. Meet at Field Entrance, Gungy Rd.

Contact: 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.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


May Flowers Forest Bathing at Hartman Park

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Date: Sun May 22, 2022
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Place: Hartman Park, Field Entrance, Gungy Rd, Lyme
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Awaken your senses and delight in the full emergence of spring. Relax and unwind as we stroll along the forest and streams of Hartman Park. Bask in the cedar meadow as we take in what nature has to offer. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Mindful invitations to connect with nature will be offered along the way. The walk concludes with a flower blossom tea.

Registration: $32 ~ includes the program and tea.
Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register: click here

Parking: East or West side of Gungy road, about 1/2 mile north of the Hartman Park main entrance.

Rain or shine event. Challenging weather cancels.

Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku – taking in the forest atmosphere. As a growing global wellness movement, it is backed by nearly 40 years of scientific research on the holistic benefits of immersing yourself in nature. These benefits include reduced stress and blood pressure, increased creativity and focus, improved mood and sleep, and a boost to immune functions.

 Regan Stacey is an artist and environmentalist whose passion is to re-connect humans to nature for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and our planet, Earth.  She is also co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world.  Locally, she is involved in a number of nature-based organizations and facilitates kids’ clubs through the Lyme Land Trust. You can find out more about her work at reganstacey.com   


 

Awaken your senses and delight in the full emergence of spring. Relax and unwind as we stroll along the forest and streams of Hartman Park. Bask in the cedar meadow as we take in what nature has to offer. The walk is about 1-mile over easy to moderate terrain.

Mindful invitations to connect with nature will be offered along the way. The walk concludes with a flower blossom tea.

Registration: $32 ~ includes the program and tea.
Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register: click here

Parking: East or West side of Gungy road, about 1/2 mile north of the Hartman Park main entrance.

Rain or shine event. Challenging weather cancels.

Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku – taking in the forest atmosphere. As a growing global wellness movement, it is backed by nearly 40 years of scientific research on the holistic benefits of immersing yourself in nature. These benefits include reduced stress and blood pressure, increased creativity and focus, improved mood and sleep, and a boost to immune functions.

 Regan Stacey is an artist and environmentalist whose passion is to re-connect humans to nature for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and our planet, Earth.  She is also co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world.  Locally, she is involved in a number of nature-based organizations and facilitates kids’ clubs through the Lyme Land Trust. You can find out more about her work at reganstacey.com   


Tuesday Trek: Banningwood Preserve

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Regan Stacey
Date: Tue May 17, 2022
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve. 19 Town Street (Rte. 82), Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Begin on lower red trail along Roaring Brook into the wooded wetlands and floodplain area. Follow red as we move up through Diana’s Field and into the upland woodlands of the preserve with noticeable signs of their agricultural past. About 1.75 miles.

To reserve a space: sue.cope@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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Begin on lower red trail along Roaring Brook into the wooded wetlands and floodplain area. Follow red as we move up through Diana’s Field and into the upland woodlands of the preserve with noticeable signs of their agricultural past. About 1.75 miles.

To reserve a space: sue.cope@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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Sapling Club-Outside Play for Elementary School-Aged Kids

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Date: Sat May 14, 2022
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, 19 Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Join our hiking group for elementary school-aged children. Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We meet up each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 pm at Banningwood Preserve. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off.

The Sapling Club is limited to 15 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, please contact Regan Stacey at reganstacey@gmail.com.

The club is organized by volunteer Regan Stacey who has children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

To learn more about the Lyme Land Trust’s educational programs.


 

Join our hiking group for elementary school-aged children. Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We meet up each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 pm at Banningwood Preserve. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off.

The Sapling Club is limited to 15 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, please contact Regan Stacey at reganstacey@gmail.com.

The club is organized by volunteer Regan Stacey who has children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

To learn more about the Lyme Land Trust’s educational programs.