Past Events

Earth Day Weekend – Walking Our Glacial Past – A Walk and Talk with Anthony Irving

Date: Sat April 21, 2018
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Place: Register to learn parking location on Keeney Road, Nehantic State Forest
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Trust and Town of Lyme
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Anthony Irving, Lyme Land Trust board member, Chairman of the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Committee, and well-known ecologist, will lead a Talk and Walk at the new 125-acre parcel on Keeney Road in Lyme that was acquired by the State of Connecticut in 2017.  The preserved land has been incorporated into the existing 1,925-acre Nehantic State Forest to the south. The property has a unique topography, a product of glacial retreat from about 15,000 years ago. Some of the walk will be off trail. The walk is family friendly and will take about 2 hours.

For more information about the property, go to page 10 of the Summer 2017 newsletter. 

Rain date: Saturday, April 28 at 9:30 am

Register to learn parking location: openspace@townlyme.org

 

 


Anthony Irving, Lyme Land Trust board member, Chairman of the Eightmile River Wild and Scenic Committee, and well-known ecologist, will lead a Talk and Walk at the new 125-acre parcel on Keeney Road in Lyme that was acquired by the State of Connecticut in 2017.  The preserved land has been incorporated into the existing 1,925-acre Nehantic State Forest to the south. The property has a unique topography, a product of glacial retreat from about 15,000 years ago. Some of the walk will be off trail. The walk is family friendly and will take about 2 hours.

For more information about the property, go to page 10 of the Summer 2017 newsletter. 

Rain date: Saturday, April 28 at 9:30 am

Register to learn parking location: openspace@townlyme.org

 

 


Trailblazer walk – Griswold Point, Old Lyme

Date: Thu April 12, 2018
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30ish
Place: Meet at parking lot for White Sands Beach, Old Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
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griswold-point-copyJoin us for this easy walk in Old Lyme along the beach of Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike starts at White Sands Beach as we explore Griswold Point Preserve in Old Lyme, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk along the beach at low tide and go as far as we can on Griswold Point. It is a wonderful spot for bird-watching. The osprey are returning. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: From I-95N Exit 70, follow Rte. 156 south for about 3 miles. Take a right onto Old Shore Road. Go 0.5 miles and turn right onto White Sands Beach Road. Follow straight to the White Sands Beach Parking Lot.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


griswold-point-copyJoin us for this easy walk in Old Lyme along the beach of Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike starts at White Sands Beach as we explore Griswold Point Preserve in Old Lyme, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk along the beach at low tide and go as far as we can on Griswold Point. It is a wonderful spot for bird-watching. The osprey are returning. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: From I-95N Exit 70, follow Rte. 156 south for about 3 miles. Take a right onto Old Shore Road. Go 0.5 miles and turn right onto White Sands Beach Road. Follow straight to the White Sands Beach Parking Lot.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


Postponed-Trailblazer walk – Griswold Point, Old Lyme

Date: Fri April 6, 2018
Time: 9:30am
Place: Meet at parking lot for White Sands Beach, Old Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

griswold-point-copyThis walk has been postponed to April 12. Join us for this easy walk in Old Lyme along the beach of Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike starts at White Sands Beach as we explore Griswold Point Preserve in Old Lyme, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk along the beach at low tide and go as far as we can on Griswold Point. It is a wonderful spot for bird-watching. The osprey are returning. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: From I-95N Exit 70, follow Rte. 156 south for about 3 miles. Take a right onto Old Shore Road. Go 0.5 miles and turn right onto White Sands Beach Road. Follow straight to the White Sands Beach Parking Lot.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


griswold-point-copyThis walk has been postponed to April 12. Join us for this easy walk in Old Lyme along the beach of Long Island Sound. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike starts at White Sands Beach as we explore Griswold Point Preserve in Old Lyme, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. We will walk along the beach at low tide and go as far as we can on Griswold Point. It is a wonderful spot for bird-watching. The osprey are returning. Bring your binoculars and water bottle. We will walk about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: From I-95N Exit 70, follow Rte. 156 south for about 3 miles. Take a right onto Old Shore Road. Go 0.5 miles and turn right onto White Sands Beach Road. Follow straight to the White Sands Beach Parking Lot.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


Twelfth Annual Land Trusts Amateur Photo Contest Reception

Date: Fri April 6, 2018
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm, presentation at 7pm
Place: Lymes Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme, CT
Contact Email: info@landtrustsphotocontest.org
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Everyone is welcome to a reception which celebrates the scenic beauty of our towns.  The work of all the photographers who entered the Land Trusts Amateur Photo Contest will be represented in the exhibit. During the presentation, winning photographs will be announced, and cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded. The reception is free. Light refreshments will be served.

The reception is sponsored by the Land Trusts of Lyme, East Haddam, Essex, Old Lyme, Old Saybrookand Salem

Click here for more information.


Everyone is welcome to a reception which celebrates the scenic beauty of our towns.  The work of all the photographers who entered the Land Trusts Amateur Photo Contest will be represented in the exhibit. During the presentation, winning photographs will be announced, and cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded. The reception is free. Light refreshments will be served.

The reception is sponsored by the Land Trusts of Lyme, East Haddam, Essex, Old Lyme, Old Saybrookand Salem

Click here for more information.


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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.