Past Events

Trailblazers walk-Pickwick’s to Mt Archer Woods

Date: Tue March 27, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:30ish pm
Place: Meet at Mt Archer Woods Parking Lot, Mt Archer Road, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: The Lyme Land Trust and The Town of Lyme
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

We will walk from Pickwick’s Preserve to Mt Archer Woods, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is a little more than 2 miles long. Meet at the Mt Archer Woods Parking Lot. The plan is to car pool over to the Pickwick Preserve entrance on Joshuatown Road and walk the trails back to the Mt Archer Parking Lot.

Inclement weather Cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left on Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme” written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).


Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

We will walk from Pickwick’s Preserve to Mt Archer Woods, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is a little more than 2 miles long. Meet at the Mt Archer Woods Parking Lot. The plan is to car pool over to the Pickwick Preserve entrance on Joshuatown Road and walk the trails back to the Mt Archer Parking Lot.

Inclement weather Cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left on Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme” written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).


CANCELLED – Volunteer Work Party at Mt Archer Woods

Date: Sun March 11, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Mt Archer Woods Preserve
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Tools of the tradeMt Archer RuinsBandA2This work party has been CANCELLED due to weather conditions! We will reschedule when conditions improve.

Please join us  from 9:00 to 12:00 for a work party at Mt. Archer Woods Preserve in Lyme to continue clean-up of the historic ruins area. Come for all or part of the time. Bring heavy-duty work gloves to pull and remove barberry and other invasives from the around the stone walls. Bring loppers and any other tools that you think will be helpful. Chain saws and power pruners are also welcome.

The ruins are a little more than a half-mile in on the white trail. There will be refreshments!

Park at the Main Parking Lot of Mt Archer Woods on Mt Archer Road in Lyme.
Directions from Rte 156:
Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left onto Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme” written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).

Please let me know if you are planning to be there. openspace@townlyme.org

Photos by Wendolyn Hill, work party on April 10, 2016


Tools of the tradeMt Archer RuinsBandA2This work party has been CANCELLED due to weather conditions! We will reschedule when conditions improve.

Please join us  from 9:00 to 12:00 for a work party at Mt. Archer Woods Preserve in Lyme to continue clean-up of the historic ruins area. Come for all or part of the time. Bring heavy-duty work gloves to pull and remove barberry and other invasives from the around the stone walls. Bring loppers and any other tools that you think will be helpful. Chain saws and power pruners are also welcome.

The ruins are a little more than a half-mile in on the white trail. There will be refreshments!

Park at the Main Parking Lot of Mt Archer Woods on Mt Archer Road in Lyme.
Directions from Rte 156:
Rt. 156 north to Mt. Archer Road. Left onto Mt Archer Road. Go one mile on Mt Archer Road (bear left up the big hill). The parking lot is down a long driveway on the left, the 4th long driveway after you start up the hill. Look for the stone post marker that has “Mt Archer Woods Town of Lyme” written on it. It faces the road, so you can’t read it until you are on top of it. (If you get to 100 Mt. Archer Road, you have gone too far).

Please let me know if you are planning to be there. openspace@townlyme.org

Photos by Wendolyn Hill, work party on April 10, 2016


Sunday Afternoon Hike – Hartman Park – The Rest of Orange Heritage Trail

Date: Sun March 4, 2018
Time: 1:30 - 3:30ish pm
Place: Meet at Hartman Park Entrance Parking Lot
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Three Chimneys

Join us on a walk into the past as we visit the part of the Orange Heritage Trail at Hartman Park that we usually skip on guided tours. We will climb up a hill to get to the old farmstead ruins and the beautiful overlook on Chapman Ridge in Nehantic State Forest. Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member, and Lyme Open Space Coordinator, will lead the hike. The Orange Trail is a beautiful path through the woods which leads to several stone remnants of a historical community. There are some rocky areas and moderate hill climbs.

The entire walk is about 2.5 miles long with options for short cuts. We will have a snack break halfway through. Bring water or something to drink.

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org

Rain cancels.

Directions: The Main Entrance parking lot for Hartman Park is on Gungy Road about 1.5 miles north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.

 


Three Chimneys

Join us on a walk into the past as we visit the part of the Orange Heritage Trail at Hartman Park that we usually skip on guided tours. We will climb up a hill to get to the old farmstead ruins and the beautiful overlook on Chapman Ridge in Nehantic State Forest. Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member, and Lyme Open Space Coordinator, will lead the hike. The Orange Trail is a beautiful path through the woods which leads to several stone remnants of a historical community. There are some rocky areas and moderate hill climbs.

The entire walk is about 2.5 miles long with options for short cuts. We will have a snack break halfway through. Bring water or something to drink.

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org

Rain cancels.

Directions: The Main Entrance parking lot for Hartman Park is on Gungy Road about 1.5 miles north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.

 


12th Annual Land Trusts Amateur Photo Contest Deadline

Date: Wed February 28, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: East Haddam, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Salem
Contact Email: info@landtrustsphotocontest.org
Presenter: Land Trusts of East Haddam, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Salem
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Pat Duncan HM Landscapes
Pat Duncan Photo Contest winner 2016

The Deadline is February 28, 2018

Photographers of all ages may enter, with those 16 years old and younger entering the Youth category. All photos must be taken in East Haddam, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, or Salem.

For more information, rules and entry forms go to landtrustsphotocontest.org

Sponsors include Ballek’s Garden Center, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Essex Meadows, Essex Savings Bank, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Lorensen Auto Group, OWCM Group Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Riverquest-CT Expeditions, Dr. Gita Safaian of Hamburg Cove Endodontics

terkkers


Pat Duncan HM Landscapes
Pat Duncan Photo Contest winner 2016

The Deadline is February 28, 2018

Photographers of all ages may enter, with those 16 years old and younger entering the Youth category. All photos must be taken in East Haddam, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, or Salem.

For more information, rules and entry forms go to landtrustsphotocontest.org

Sponsors include Ballek’s Garden Center, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Essex Meadows, Essex Savings Bank, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Lorensen Auto Group, OWCM Group Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Riverquest-CT Expeditions, Dr. Gita Safaian of Hamburg Cove Endodontics

terkkers


Trailblazers walk- Jewett Preserve

Date: Tue February 27, 2018
Time: 2:00-400 pm
Place: Meet at Jewett Preserve Cemetery Entrance
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

jewettJoin us for this moderate walk in the woods at the Jewett Preserve in Lyme. We will look for signs of Spring, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. The hike is a about 2.5 miles.

Inclement weather cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to left on Mt. Archer Road. Travel about 1.25 miles. The Jewett Cemetery Entrance is on the right.


jewettJoin us for this moderate walk in the woods at the Jewett Preserve in Lyme. We will look for signs of Spring, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. The hike is a about 2.5 miles.

Inclement weather cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to left on Mt. Archer Road. Travel about 1.25 miles. The Jewett Cemetery Entrance is on the right.


Trailblazer Walk- Young Preserve and Walbridge Woodlands

Date: Tue February 20, 2018
Time: 1:30- 3:30 pm
Place: Meet at Parking Lot for Young Preserve.
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.
Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods, through mountain laurel, by stone walls, along ledges.  There are a few steep hills. This week’s hike will explore the Young Preserve and Walbridge Woods, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2.5 miles long.
We will meet at the entrance to the Young Preserve on Gungy Road. Everyone is welcome.
Inclement weather Cancels.
Directions: Rte 156 N to right on Beaver Brook Road; about 1 mile to left on Gungy Road at 4-way stop; about 0.5 mile to park entrance on the right. Park by the sign.

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods, through mountain laurel, by stone walls, along ledges.  There are a few steep hills. This week’s hike will explore the Young Preserve and Walbridge Woods, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2.5 miles long.
We will meet at the entrance to the Young Preserve on Gungy Road. Everyone is welcome.
Inclement weather Cancels.
Directions: Rte 156 N to right on Beaver Brook Road; about 1 mile to left on Gungy Road at 4-way stop; about 0.5 mile to park entrance on the right. Park by the sign.

Trailblazers walk-Chestnut Hill

Date: Tue February 13, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Place: Chestnut Hill, Sterling Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Town of Lyme
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’€™s hike will explore Chestnut Hill Preserve and continue into Nehantic State Forest, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2.5 miles long. We will meet at the entrance to the Preserve on Sterling Hill Road.

Inclement weather cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 to Sterling City Road (either by Tiffany Farm or the Hamburg Fairgrounds). Go about 1 mile. Turn onto Sterling Hill Road. Chestnut Hill entrance is about 0.5 mile on the right. Parking is along the side of the road.

Photo: At Balanced Rock, by Wendolyn Hill


Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’€™s hike will explore Chestnut Hill Preserve and continue into Nehantic State Forest, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2.5 miles long. We will meet at the entrance to the Preserve on Sterling Hill Road.

Inclement weather cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 to Sterling City Road (either by Tiffany Farm or the Hamburg Fairgrounds). Go about 1 mile. Turn onto Sterling Hill Road. Chestnut Hill entrance is about 0.5 mile on the right. Parking is along the side of the road.

Photo: At Balanced Rock, by Wendolyn Hill


Trailblazer Walk –  Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve

event image
photo by Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue February 6, 2018
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Place: Meet at the parking lot on Brush Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Join us for a walk at the Lyme Land Trusts newest preserve, the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve in Lyme. The walk will be led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. The hike is a moderately easy 2.5 miles or so.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot on Brush Hill Road, Lyme CT. The parking lot is 1/4 mile south of the intersection of Brush Hill Road and Rte 82 (Hadlyme 4-Corners, home of the Hadlyme Country Store)


 

Join us for a walk at the Lyme Land Trusts newest preserve, the Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve in Lyme. The walk will be led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. The hike is a moderately easy 2.5 miles or so.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Meet at the parking lot on Brush Hill Road, Lyme CT. The parking lot is 1/4 mile south of the intersection of Brush Hill Road and Rte 82 (Hadlyme 4-Corners, home of the Hadlyme Country Store)


Trailblazers – Walk at Selden Creek Preserve

Date: Fri January 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Selden Creek Preserve, Joshuatown Road, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Photo Credit: Wendy Hil

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. We will walk to an impressive overlook of Selden Creek and marshes with the CT River in the background. There are a few hills. Everyone is welcome.

This week’€™s hike will explore the Selden Creek Preserve led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2 miles long with an option to walk longer. We will meet at the Selden Creek Preserve entrance on Joshuatown Road in Lyme.

Inclement weather cancels.

Directions: Rte 156 North to left on Joshuatown Road (about 5 miles from I-95); travel about 4 miles to park entrance on the left.


Photo Credit: Wendy Hil

Join us for this moderately easy walk in the woods. We will walk to an impressive overlook of Selden Creek and marshes with the CT River in the background. There are a few hills. Everyone is welcome.

This week’€™s hike will explore the Selden Creek Preserve led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. The hike is about 2 miles long with an option to walk longer. We will meet at the Selden Creek Preserve entrance on Joshuatown Road in Lyme.

Inclement weather cancels.

Directions: Rte 156 North to left on Joshuatown Road (about 5 miles from I-95); travel about 4 miles to park entrance on the left.


CANCELLED! New Year’s Hike ~ Goodwin Trail Segment: East Lyme through Hartman Park

Date: Sun January 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm-3:30ish
Place: Hartman Park Goodwin Trailhead Entrance on Gungy Road Lat 41.43608 Lon -72.29009
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Turtle Rock on Bald Nubble by Wendolyn Hill

This event is cancelled due to icy trail conditions. It will be rescheduled in the future.

Start the New Year off with a moderately easy 2.6 mile walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome. Don’t forget your walking stick. Meet at the trailhead to the Goodwin Trail at Hartman Park Gungy Road. We will car-pool to the Holmes Road Parking lot in East Lyme. We will then hike the portion of the Goodwin Trail from the Holmes Road Parking Lot in Nehantic State Forest through Hartman Park back to Gungy Road, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will visit the old CCC camp foundations, pass ancient colonial ruins and pause to appreciate the view from the beloved Bald Nubble on the red trail at Hartman Park. A snack will be provided. Bring water or something to drink.

The Richard H. Goodwin Trail, overseen by the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee, is a an extended trail system crossing four towns: East Haddam, Salem, Lyme and East Lyme. In the future, the goal is to connect to other existing trail systems in surrounding towns. Dr. Richard H. Goodwin (1911-2007) was president of the Nature Conservancy from 1956 to 1958 and again from 1964 to 1966. The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, was started in 1951, and Dr. Goodwin was one of its founders. Since then, it has protected 15 million acres of land in the United States and 102 million acres in 29 other countries.

Inclement weather cancels.

Reservations Appreciated. openspace@townlyme.org.

Directions from Rte 156 in Lyme: Take Rte 156 to Beaver Brook Road. Travel about 2.7 miles on Beaver Brook Road. Turn left onto Gungy Road. Travel about 1.5 miles. Park along the road.


Turtle Rock on Bald Nubble by Wendolyn Hill

This event is cancelled due to icy trail conditions. It will be rescheduled in the future.

Start the New Year off with a moderately easy 2.6 mile walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome. Don’t forget your walking stick. Meet at the trailhead to the Goodwin Trail at Hartman Park Gungy Road. We will car-pool to the Holmes Road Parking lot in East Lyme. We will then hike the portion of the Goodwin Trail from the Holmes Road Parking Lot in Nehantic State Forest through Hartman Park back to Gungy Road, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will visit the old CCC camp foundations, pass ancient colonial ruins and pause to appreciate the view from the beloved Bald Nubble on the red trail at Hartman Park. A snack will be provided. Bring water or something to drink.

The Richard H. Goodwin Trail, overseen by the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee, is a an extended trail system crossing four towns: East Haddam, Salem, Lyme and East Lyme. In the future, the goal is to connect to other existing trail systems in surrounding towns. Dr. Richard H. Goodwin (1911-2007) was president of the Nature Conservancy from 1956 to 1958 and again from 1964 to 1966. The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, was started in 1951, and Dr. Goodwin was one of its founders. Since then, it has protected 15 million acres of land in the United States and 102 million acres in 29 other countries.

Inclement weather cancels.

Reservations Appreciated. openspace@townlyme.org.

Directions from Rte 156 in Lyme: Take Rte 156 to Beaver Brook Road. Travel about 2.7 miles on Beaver Brook Road. Turn left onto Gungy Road. Travel about 1.5 miles. Park along the road.