Past Events

Ongoing–Three Family Walks with Magical Hunts

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Date: Fri December 31, 2021
Time: DIY
Place: Honey Hill Preserve, Clark Rd. Pleasant Valley Preserve, MacIntosh Rd, and Hartman Park, Gungy Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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1.BABY ANIMAL SEARCH: Visit Honey Hill Preserve on your own for a baby wildlife figurine hunt. Follow the dots on the map to find the small approximately 2-inch figurines. Use a pen or pencil to connect the red dots to make an X. The owl will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.

Download the Baby Animal Search Map with figurine locations and directions to the preserve. View photos in our gallery.

2. GNOME HUNT: Visit Pleasant Valley Preserve on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four gnomes. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.

Download the Gnome Hunt Map with gnome locations, instructions, and directions to the preserve.

3. FAERY QUEST: Visit Hartman Park on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four Faeries. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.

Download the Faery Quest Map with Faery locations, instructions and directions to the preserve. 

Please don’t remove the objects. Take photos! We’d love to see them. Email them to: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org.  Everyone is welcome. The hunt will be available indefinitely. View photos in our gallery.

This was an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme March 6&7 2021. For more regional offerings.


1.BABY ANIMAL SEARCH: Visit Honey Hill Preserve on your own for a baby wildlife figurine hunt. Follow the dots on the map to find the small approximately 2-inch figurines. Use a pen or pencil to connect the red dots to make an X. The owl will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.

Download the Baby Animal Search Map with figurine locations and directions to the preserve. View photos in our gallery.

2. GNOME HUNT: Visit Pleasant Valley Preserve on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four gnomes. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.

Download the Gnome Hunt Map with gnome locations, instructions, and directions to the preserve.

3. FAERY QUEST: Visit Hartman Park on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four Faeries. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.

Download the Faery Quest Map with Faery locations, instructions and directions to the preserve. 

Please don’t remove the objects. Take photos! We’d love to see them. Email them to: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org.  Everyone is welcome. The hunt will be available indefinitely. View photos in our gallery.

This was an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme March 6&7 2021. For more regional offerings.


Tuesday Trek: Pleasant Valley Preserve

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Date: Tue December 21, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11:30ish am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, MacIntosh Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com
Presenter: Tony Irving
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Pleasant Valley Preserve. Meet at McIntosh Rd. Parking area. Walk and talk as to the effects of glacial processes on historic land use.

To reserve a space: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

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.

 


 

Pleasant Valley Preserve. Meet at McIntosh Rd. Parking area. Walk and talk as to the effects of glacial processes on historic land use.

To reserve a space: anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

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.

 


WINTER SOLSTICE LUMINARY WALK – Sold out

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue December 21, 2021
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve. 19 Town St., Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@reganstacey.com
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Sold out
Renew your connection with yourself and the Earth as we tap into nature’s rhythms
and the four elements of earth, fire, water, and air on a guided meditative walk. A small closing ceremony will take place at the water’s edge as we then prepare for our return walk along the illuminated path.

A restorative time of year, the winter solstice marks a solar turning point, where the darkest day turns the corner to renewed light and we welcome the season of winter—a rebirth of the sun.

The walk is less than one mile over easy to moderate terrain.

To register click here. Donations welcome.

Regan Stacey is an artist and environmentalist whose passion is to reconnect humans to nature for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and our beautiful planet, Earth. Through her private practice, she offers forest bathing walks, spiritual life coaching, and mindfulness training. She is also co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world. Find out more about her work at reganstacey.com


 

Sold out
Renew your connection with yourself and the Earth as we tap into nature’s rhythms
and the four elements of earth, fire, water, and air on a guided meditative walk. A small closing ceremony will take place at the water’s edge as we then prepare for our return walk along the illuminated path.

A restorative time of year, the winter solstice marks a solar turning point, where the darkest day turns the corner to renewed light and we welcome the season of winter—a rebirth of the sun.

The walk is less than one mile over easy to moderate terrain.

To register click here. Donations welcome.

Regan Stacey is an artist and environmentalist whose passion is to reconnect humans to nature for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and our beautiful planet, Earth. Through her private practice, she offers forest bathing walks, spiritual life coaching, and mindfulness training. She is also co-founder of The Forest Therapy School, training forest therapy guides to share this work around the world. Find out more about her work at reganstacey.com


Tuesday Trek: Thach Preserve

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Date: Tue December 14, 2021
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
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Thach Preserve. Meet at the parking lot, 131 Brush Hill Rd. Easy 1-mile walk. Highlights include an active beaver pond, fascinating glacial erratics and a freshwater creek.

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.

 


 

Thach Preserve. Meet at the parking lot, 131 Brush Hill Rd. Easy 1-mile walk. Highlights include an active beaver pond, fascinating glacial erratics and a freshwater creek.

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.

 


Hiking Club for Middle Schoolers

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat December 11, 2021
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
Place: Mt. Archer Woods, Mt. Archer Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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You are welcome to join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email 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 Lyme Land Trust 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.


 

You are welcome to join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email 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 Lyme Land Trust 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.


POSTPONED to December 17–Work Party to Create a Stone Walkway at Johnston Preserve

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Date: Sat December 11, 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Place: Meet at Johnston Preserve parking lot, Rte. 82, Lyme, CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Please join us to help build a raised trail at Johnston Preserve. We are looking for strong people with good backs. Please join us to create a stepping-stone walkway in a seasonally wet area of Johnston Preserve. Work will be directed by stonemason Ben Kegley.

If there is enough interest, we may also tackle a few less strenuous jobs– a reroute of a small section of trail, and invasives removal. 

Please bring good work gloves, good boots, and your own water. We will provide a snack.
For the trail reroute and invasive tackling, we need one light weight chain saw, clippers, and small hand-saws. shovels.

Rain cancels.

Please email openspace@townlyme.org if you are planning to come.


 

Please join us to help build a raised trail at Johnston Preserve. We are looking for strong people with good backs. Please join us to create a stepping-stone walkway in a seasonally wet area of Johnston Preserve. Work will be directed by stonemason Ben Kegley.

If there is enough interest, we may also tackle a few less strenuous jobs– a reroute of a small section of trail, and invasives removal. 

Please bring good work gloves, good boots, and your own water. We will provide a snack.
For the trail reroute and invasive tackling, we need one light weight chain saw, clippers, and small hand-saws. shovels.

Rain cancels.

Please email openspace@townlyme.org if you are planning to come.


Tuesday Trek: Walbridge Woodland and Young Preserve

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Date: Tue December 7, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11:30ish am
Place: Walbridge Woodland and Young Preserve, Gungy Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
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Walbridge Woodland and Young Preserve–Park at Young Preserve entrance on Gungy Rd ( 1/2 mile north of the intersection with Beaver Brook Rd).  A longer hike of over 3 miles that will take you on ridges, through laurel groves, old wood roads, and past stone outcroppings.

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.

 


 

Walbridge Woodland and Young Preserve–Park at Young Preserve entrance on Gungy Rd ( 1/2 mile north of the intersection with Beaver Brook Rd).  A longer hike of over 3 miles that will take you on ridges, through laurel groves, old wood roads, and past stone outcroppings.

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.

 


Approaching Winter Astronomy Observing Session

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Date: Sat December 4, 2021
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: scott.mallory@gmail.com
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Come join us at our Lyme dark sky site for an evening of observing the approaching winter night sky. Park in the designated area by 5:30 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.

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

For more information about the astronomy program


 

Come join us at our Lyme dark sky site for an evening of observing the approaching winter night sky. Park in the designated area by 5:30 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.

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

For more information about the astronomy program


Tuesday Trek: Honey Hill Preserve

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue November 30, 2021
Time: 9:30 -11:30ish am
Place: Honey Hill Preserve, Clark Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
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Honey Hill Preserve–Meet at the parking area on Clark Rd. This small gem of a preserve has a 1-mile loop with a variety of large trees, interesting rock formations, and stone walls.

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.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Honey Hill Preserve–Meet at the parking area on Clark Rd. This small gem of a preserve has a 1-mile loop with a variety of large trees, interesting rock formations, and stone walls.

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.

Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Sunday after Thanksgiving Hike – Hadlyme Hills White Trail

Date: Sun November 28, 2021
Time: 1:30 - 3:30ish pm
Place: Meet at Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve Parking Lot, Brush Hill Rd., Lyme, CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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Join us for a post-Thanksgiving walk to work off our Thanksgiving overindulgence, led by Wendolyn Hill. . We will walk the entire white trail from Brockway Hawthorne through the Ravine Trail to the fantastic overlooks in Selden Creek Preserve and back, including the orange and blue trails in Selden Creek Preserve. The entire walk is about 4.25 miles.

Map and brochure of Hadlyme Hills

Rain cancels.

Please register: openspace@townlyme.org

Wendolyn Hill is Open Space Coordinator of the Town of Lyme and Vice President of the Lyme Land Trust.


 

Join us for a post-Thanksgiving walk to work off our Thanksgiving overindulgence, led by Wendolyn Hill. . We will walk the entire white trail from Brockway Hawthorne through the Ravine Trail to the fantastic overlooks in Selden Creek Preserve and back, including the orange and blue trails in Selden Creek Preserve. The entire walk is about 4.25 miles.

Map and brochure of Hadlyme Hills

Rain cancels.

Please register: openspace@townlyme.org

Wendolyn Hill is Open Space Coordinator of the Town of Lyme and Vice President of the Lyme Land Trust.