Past Events

Tuesday Trek: Ravine Trail

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue June 1, 2021
Time: 9:30 -11:30 am
Place: Ravine Trail, Joshuatown Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Ravine Trail (Hadlyme Hills). Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. About 1.5 to 2 miles with some challenging terrain

Wendy Hill–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.

Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


 

Ravine Trail (Hadlyme Hills). Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. About 1.5 to 2 miles with some challenging terrain

Wendy Hill–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.

Masks can be removed during the walk as long as social distancing is maintained.

Inclement weather cancels.

 


Mindful May Forest Bathing Walk

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Date: Sun May 23, 2021
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Place: Hartman Park Field Entrance, Gungy Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@awakentheforestwithin.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 walk along the cedar meadow, forest, and streams of Hartman Park.  Mindful invitations to engage with nature will be offered along the way.  The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.
Parking: Field Entrance, pull-in on the east or west side of Gungy Road, 1/2 mile north of the main parking lot. (about 1.75 miles north of the intersection with Beaver Brook Rd.)
The group is limited to 6 participants. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.

$32.00 per person. Registration required. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register, click here. 

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 and delight in the full emergence of spring.  Relax and unwind as we walk along the cedar meadow, forest, and streams of Hartman Park.  Mindful invitations to engage with nature will be offered along the way.  The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.
Parking: Field Entrance, pull-in on the east or west side of Gungy Road, 1/2 mile north of the main parking lot. (about 1.75 miles north of the intersection with Beaver Brook Rd.)
The group is limited to 6 participants. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.

$32.00 per person. Registration required. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register, click here. 

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.


Paint-Out at Grassy Hill Preserve with the Lyme Art Association.

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Painting By Guy C. Wiggins c.1900
Date: Sat May 22, 2021
Time: All Day
Place: Grassy Hill Preserve, Grassy Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: jocelyn@lymeartassociation.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

The Lyme Art Association will host a paint-out at the Grassy Hill PreserveFor more information.

Next to the Grassy Hill Congregational Church, this open field and wetland area was a favorite scene for the Lyme Art Colony Artists. Guy Wiggin’s famous painting “Church on a Hill” was painted here in 1900 and is on display at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT

Raindate: May 23


 

The Lyme Art Association will host a paint-out at the Grassy Hill PreserveFor more information.

Next to the Grassy Hill Congregational Church, this open field and wetland area was a favorite scene for the Lyme Art Colony Artists. Guy Wiggin’s famous painting “Church on a Hill” was painted here in 1900 and is on display at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT

Raindate: May 23


Spring Walk-Field Trip to Haley Farm State Park

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Date: Sat May 22, 2021
Time: 10:00-12:00
Place: Haley Farm State Park, 24 Haley Farm Lane, Groton, CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Join Sue Cope, Environmental Director of the Lyme Land Trust, on a spring walk in Haley Farm State Park. The walk is about 1.5 to 2 miles on easy terrain. The property provides a diversity of habitats including a large brackish cove, freshwater ponds and vernal pools, wetlands, meadows, successional forest, and mature forest. There are also interesting historical features such as massive stone walls and old farm building foundations. Bring binoculars, if you have them.

Space is limited. To register for the walk, contact sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

Directions: Coming from I-95 North: Take Exit 88.  Turn left onto SR117 South.  Turn left at the end onto Route 1 North. Turn right onto SR 215 (4th light). Take the first right onto Brook Street. Take the first right onto Haley Farm Lane.

Make a day of it and explore the village of Noank and nearby Mystic. Bluff Point State Park is adjacent and accessible on trails from Haley Farm State Park.


 

Join Sue Cope, Environmental Director of the Lyme Land Trust, on a spring walk in Haley Farm State Park. The walk is about 1.5 to 2 miles on easy terrain. The property provides a diversity of habitats including a large brackish cove, freshwater ponds and vernal pools, wetlands, meadows, successional forest, and mature forest. There are also interesting historical features such as massive stone walls and old farm building foundations. Bring binoculars, if you have them.

Space is limited. To register for the walk, contact sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

Directions: Coming from I-95 North: Take Exit 88.  Turn left onto SR117 South.  Turn left at the end onto Route 1 North. Turn right onto SR 215 (4th light). Take the first right onto Brook Street. Take the first right onto Haley Farm Lane.

Make a day of it and explore the village of Noank and nearby Mystic. Bluff Point State Park is adjacent and accessible on trails from Haley Farm State Park.


Tuesday Trek: Thach Preserve

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Date: Tue May 18, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 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.

 

Thach Preserve. Meet at the 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.

 


 

Thach Preserve. Meet at the 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: Hartman Park Spring Flowers

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Photo: Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue May 11, 2021
Time: 9:30 -11:30 am
Place: Hartman Park, Gungy Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Wendy Hill
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Hartman Park (Lyme Corner Trails).Meet at the Main Entrance. We will look for spring ephemeral flowers. About 1.5 to 2 miles.

Wendy Hill–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.

 


 

Hartman Park (Lyme Corner Trails).Meet at the Main Entrance. We will look for spring ephemeral flowers. About 1.5 to 2 miles.

Wendy Hill–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.

 


Hiking Club for Middle Schoolers

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat May 8, 2021
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Place: Ravine Trail Preserve, Joshuatown Rd, Lyme CT–Parking at Selden Creek Preserve lot.
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

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 two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have 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

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


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 two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have 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

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Sapling Club-Outside Play for Elementary School-Aged Kids

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat May 8, 2021
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Join our monthly group for elementary-aged children. Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We’ll meet up the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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 two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have 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

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Join our monthly group for elementary-aged children. Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We’ll meet up the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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 two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have 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

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Tuesday Trek: Jewett Preserve/Johnston Preserve

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Wendolyn Hill
Date: Tue May 4, 2021
Time: 9:30 am -11 am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, Cemetery Entrance, Mt. Archer Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Kristina White
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

Jewett Preserve/Johnston Preserve. Meet at the cemetery parking lot for Jewett on Mt. Archer Rd. Hike the red trail then head into Johnston to the highest Point in Lyme and then back through Jewett.  3.5 – 4  miles

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.

 


 

Jewett Preserve/Johnston Preserve. Meet at the cemetery parking lot for Jewett on Mt. Archer Rd. Hike the red trail then head into Johnston to the highest Point in Lyme and then back through Jewett.  3.5 – 4  miles

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.

 


Walk with Joe Standart, Photographer–Imagining Lyme-Space Available

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Joe Standart
Date: Sat May 1, 2021
Time: 8:30-10:30 am
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town St., Lyme CT
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

 

You are invited to a walk guided by photographer Joe Standart, to experience the feeling of depth in images. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process for expressing an artistic vision in photography. Joe is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and a Lyme Land Trust board member.

The walk is part of the Lyme Land Trust amateur photography program: Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme Preserves through photographs. Participants will be provided with short, simple non-technical photo-taking tips from Joe Standart. The deadline for submission of photos about “Depth” is June 19, 2021. Three photos of distinction will be chosen.

Reservations are required. Space is limited to 10 people including the leader. Please be safe- wear a mask when meeting in the parking lot. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

To reserve, a space on the walk, email: education@lymelandtrust.org


 

You are invited to a walk guided by photographer Joe Standart, to experience the feeling of depth in images. As we explore, Joe will give insight into his creative process for expressing an artistic vision in photography. Joe is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer and a Lyme Land Trust board member.

The walk is part of the Lyme Land Trust amateur photography program: Imagining Lyme – A Visual Exploration of Lyme’s Preserves, which encourages people to expand their visual awareness while highlighting the beauty of Lyme Preserves through photographs. Participants will be provided with short, simple non-technical photo-taking tips from Joe Standart. The deadline for submission of photos about “Depth” is June 19, 2021. Three photos of distinction will be chosen.

Reservations are required. Space is limited to 10 people including the leader. Please be safe- wear a mask when meeting in the parking lot. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

To reserve, a space on the walk, email: education@lymelandtrust.org