Past Events

Tuesday Trek: Thach Preserve

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Date: Tue February 2, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Thach Preserve parking lot, 131 Brush Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Groundhog Day! Thach Preserve. Meet at parking lot, 131 Brush Hill Rd. All trails. 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, 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.

 


 

Groundhog Day! Thach Preserve. Meet at parking lot, 131 Brush Hill Rd. All trails. 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, 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: Selden Creek Preserve

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue January 26, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Selden Creek Preserve parking lot, Joshuatown Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. 2+ mile hike to beautiful vistas of Selden Creek and surrounding marshlands.

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 Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. 2+ mile hike to beautiful vistas of Selden Creek and surrounding marshlands.

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.

 


Raptors of CT

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Date: Sat January 23, 2021
Time: 2pm
Place: Webinar
Contact Email: programreg@lymepl.org
Presenter: The Friends of the Lyme Public Library and the Lyme Land Trust
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Please join us for this fascinating program about birds of prey with teacher/naturalist Joe Attwater, who leads many of the bird-related educational programs for the CT Audubon Society. Learn how to identify raptors and why they are such great hunters.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Library and the Land Trust. It is free and open to all, made possible with funding from the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

Registration required: programreg@lymepl.org
When you register, you will receive an invitation to the webinar. For more information call the library at 860-434-2272.


Please join us for this fascinating program about birds of prey with teacher/naturalist Joe Attwater, who leads many of the bird-related educational programs for the CT Audubon Society. Learn how to identify raptors and why they are such great hunters.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lyme Library and the Land Trust. It is free and open to all, made possible with funding from the Friends of the Lyme Public Library.

Registration required: programreg@lymepl.org
When you register, you will receive an invitation to the webinar. For more information call the library at 860-434-2272.


Tuesday Trek: Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue January 19, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 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.

 

Brockway Hawthorne Preserve. Meet at Brush Hill Rd entrance. White to red to purple to white. About 3.5 miles. 2 hours.

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, 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.

 


 

Brockway Hawthorne Preserve. Meet at Brush Hill Rd entrance. White to red to purple to white. About 3.5 miles. 2 hours.

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, 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.

 


Winter Wonders/Forest Bathing Walk (Re-schedule)

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Photo credit: Joe Standart
Date: Sun January 17, 2021
Time: 1:30 pm
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, McIntosh Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@awakentheforestwithin.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Awaken your senses on a forest bathing walk along the wintery meadows, cedars and pine forest of Pleasant Valley Preserve. Invitations to deepen your connection with nature will be offered along the way. The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea ceremony in honor of the land.

$30.00 per person. Registration required. To register.

The group is limited. 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. Bench seats are available at the bonfire. You may wish to bring along some water or a warm beverage. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

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.


Awaken your senses on a forest bathing walk along the wintery meadows, cedars and pine forest of Pleasant Valley Preserve. Invitations to deepen your connection with nature will be offered along the way. The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea ceremony in honor of the land.

$30.00 per person. Registration required. To register.

The group is limited. 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. Bench seats are available at the bonfire. You may wish to bring along some water or a warm beverage. There are no restrooms at the preserve.

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.


Tuesday Trek: Ravine Trail Preserve

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Date: Tue January 12, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Ravine Trail, Joshuatown Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Sue Cope
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. We will head down the white trail and take red through the ravine area, then back on the yellow trail with a blue spur option depending on the group. About 1 mile.

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, 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 Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. We will head down the white trail and take red through the ravine area, then back on the yellow trail with a blue spur option depending on the group. About 1 mile.

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, 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: Hartman Park

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue January 5, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Field Entrance, 1/2 mile north of the main entrance.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Field-yellow-orange-purple-red trail loop. My favorite yellow trail at Hartman Park plus visit two historic sites on the Heritage Trail (orange). About 1.5 to 2 miles.Meet at the Field Entrance 1/2 mile north of the main entrance. Pull in by the gate.

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.

 


 

Field-yellow-orange-purple-red trail loop. My favorite yellow trail at Hartman Park plus visit two historic sites on the Heritage Trail (orange). About 1.5 to 2 miles.Meet at the Field Entrance 1/2 mile north of the main entrance. Pull in by the gate.

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.

 


New Year’s Day Hike with a Lyme Land Trust Board or Staff Member

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Pleasant valley Overlook by Wendolyn Hill
Date: Fri January 1, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: 7 different locations
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join us on New Year’s Day for a hike in one of 7 different preserves with either a Lyme Land Trust board or staff member. All hikes are roughly 1.5 hours long and 2-3 miles in length. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Banningwood Preserve – John Pritchard. Meet at parking lot on Town Street
Beebe Preserve – Sue Cope – Meet at parking lot on Old Grassy Hill Rd
Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve – Ann Rich. Meet at Brush Hill Rd parking lot
Johnston Preserve– Wendy Hill. Meet at parking lot on Route 82
Patrell Preserve – Joe Standart. Meet at parking lot on Baker Lane
Pleasant Valley Preserve – Tony Irving. Meet at Macintosh Rd parking lot
Selden Creek Preserve – Kristina White. Meet at parking lot on Joshuatown Road

For more information about the preserves and directions. 

Space is limited to 6 people. Reservations are required.

Email Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org to reserve.
Please indicate which hike you prefer

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.


Join us on New Year’s Day for a hike in one of 7 different preserves with either a Lyme Land Trust board or staff member. All hikes are roughly 1.5 hours long and 2-3 miles in length. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.

Banningwood Preserve – John Pritchard. Meet at parking lot on Town Street
Beebe Preserve – Sue Cope – Meet at parking lot on Old Grassy Hill Rd
Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve – Ann Rich. Meet at Brush Hill Rd parking lot
Johnston Preserve– Wendy Hill. Meet at parking lot on Route 82
Patrell Preserve – Joe Standart. Meet at parking lot on Baker Lane
Pleasant Valley Preserve – Tony Irving. Meet at Macintosh Rd parking lot
Selden Creek Preserve – Kristina White. Meet at parking lot on Joshuatown Road

For more information about the preserves and directions. 

Space is limited to 6 people. Reservations are required.

Email Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org to reserve.
Please indicate which hike you prefer

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: Plimpton Preserve

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Date: Tue December 29, 2020
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Plimpton Preserve, Sterling City Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Plimpton Preserve – Meet at the trailhead on Sterling City Rd. 1.75 loop with short walk on road to return to car. Parts are strenuous climb but worth the view from the overlook.

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, 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.

 


 

Plimpton Preserve – Meet at the trailhead on Sterling City Rd. 1.75 loop with short walk on road to return to car. Parts are strenuous climb but worth the view from the overlook.

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, 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: Banningwood Preserve

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Date: Tue December 22, 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 Banningwood Preserve parking lot off Town Street for a moderate 1.5 mile walk that takes you through woodland wetlands, flood plain areas, fields, and upland forest.

To 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 Banningwood Preserve parking lot off Town Street for a moderate 1.5 mile walk that takes you through woodland wetlands, flood plain areas, fields, and upland forest.

To 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.