Past Events

Trailblazers walk- Pleasant Valley Preserve Red and Blue Trails

Date: Tue December 6, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Meet at Pleasant Valley Parking Lot, MacIntosh Rd., Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

pleasant-valley2Join us for this moderate walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike will explore Pleasant Valley Preserve, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Open Space Coordinator and Lyme Land Trust board member . The hike is about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to left on Macintosh Rd. (across from Beaver Brook Road.) The parking area is about 1/4  mile on the right.


pleasant-valley2Join us for this moderate walk in the woods. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike will explore Pleasant Valley Preserve, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Open Space Coordinator and Lyme Land Trust board member . The hike is about 2 miles.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to left on Macintosh Rd. (across from Beaver Brook Road.) The parking area is about 1/4  mile on the right.


Volunteer Work Party at The Ravine Trail Preserve

Date: Sat December 3, 2016
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Place: Meet at Selden Creek Preserve Parking lot, Joshuatown Road, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Hartman teamJoin us to work on the Red Trail at The Ravine Trail with Humphrey Tyler and Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. We will clear fallen limbs and clear encroaching brush and prepare for an alteration in the trail. Bring along heavy duty gloves and trimmers– weeders, pruners, and/or loppers. Meet at the Selden Creek Preserve entrance on Joshuatown Road in Lyme.

Rain 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 by Wendolyn Hill: Thank you to the Hartman work party on June 30, 2015

 


Hartman teamJoin us to work on the Red Trail at The Ravine Trail with Humphrey Tyler and Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme. We will clear fallen limbs and clear encroaching brush and prepare for an alteration in the trail. Bring along heavy duty gloves and trimmers– weeders, pruners, and/or loppers. Meet at the Selden Creek Preserve entrance on Joshuatown Road in Lyme.

Rain 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 by Wendolyn Hill: Thank you to the Hartman work party on June 30, 2015

 


Trailblazer Walk at Young Preserve

Date: Tue November 29, 2016
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Place: Meet at Young Preserve Entrance Parking Lot
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Town of Lyme
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

young-preserve_3_092016Join us for a moderately easy walk at the Young Preserve portion of Lyme Corner Trails led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme.

Rain Cancels.

The Young Preserve Entrance is on the right side of Gungy Road about 0.5 miles north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.

Photo by Wendolyn Hill

 


young-preserve_3_092016Join us for a moderately easy walk at the Young Preserve portion of Lyme Corner Trails led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Open Space Coordinator for the Town of Lyme.

Rain Cancels.

The Young Preserve Entrance is on the right side of Gungy Road about 0.5 miles north of the 4-way stop signs at the intersection of Beaverbrook Road, Grassy Hill Road, and Gungy Road.

Photo by Wendolyn Hill

 


Sunday after Thanksgiving Hike – Hartman Park Red Trail

Date: Sun November 27, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 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.

rocks-by-Wendolyn-Hill2Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust Board member, and Lyme open Space Coordinator, will lead a walk on the Red Trail in Hartman Park. Work off your Thanksgiving overindulgence on this beautiful moderate trail that winds along craggy ridges strewn with boulders. The route will follow a portion of the Goodwin Trail.

The 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.

The entire walk is about 3.5 miles. We will have a snack break on the bald nubble about halfway through. Bring something to drink.

Meet at the of Hartman Park Entrance Parking Lot on Gungy Road in Lyme.

Rain cancels.

Directions: The parking lot 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.

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org


rocks-by-Wendolyn-Hill2Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust Board member, and Lyme open Space Coordinator, will lead a walk on the Red Trail in Hartman Park. Work off your Thanksgiving overindulgence on this beautiful moderate trail that winds along craggy ridges strewn with boulders. The route will follow a portion of the Goodwin Trail.

The 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.

The entire walk is about 3.5 miles. We will have a snack break on the bald nubble about halfway through. Bring something to drink.

Meet at the of Hartman Park Entrance Parking Lot on Gungy Road in Lyme.

Rain cancels.

Directions: The parking lot 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.

Registration is appreciated: openspace@townlyme.org


Trailblazers – Walk at Gillette Castle

Date: Tue November 22, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Gillette Castle, Meet at the Hadlyme boat launch parking lot
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Trailblazers Pleasant Valley2015

Join us for this moderately easy walk in Lyme and East Haddam, at one of the State’s most popular and beautiful parks. Everyone is welcome. We will walk up to the castle from the Hadlyme boat launch parking lot where we will meet. It is a steady but not too steep climb with beautiful views.

Part of this week’s hike will explore the rail trail at Gillette Castle State Park which follows the path of the narrow gauge train William Gillette once owned. The path has beautiful views of the Connecticut River with wooden trestles and a tunnel. The hike will be 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.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rte 156 N to end. Turn left onto Rte 82. At Hadlyme Four Corners, continue straight onto Rte 148 for 1.5 miles. Turn right into the parking lot.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


Trailblazers Pleasant Valley2015

Join us for this moderately easy walk in Lyme and East Haddam, at one of the State’s most popular and beautiful parks. Everyone is welcome. We will walk up to the castle from the Hadlyme boat launch parking lot where we will meet. It is a steady but not too steep climb with beautiful views.

Part of this week’s hike will explore the rail trail at Gillette Castle State Park which follows the path of the narrow gauge train William Gillette once owned. The path has beautiful views of the Connecticut River with wooden trestles and a tunnel. The hike will be 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.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rte 156 N to end. Turn left onto Rte 82. At Hadlyme Four Corners, continue straight onto Rte 148 for 1.5 miles. Turn right into the parking lot.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


CANCELLED Trailblazers – Walk at Gillette Castle

Date: Tue November 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Gillette Castle, Meet at the Hadlyme boat launch parking lot
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

Trailblazers Pleasant Valley2015This walk has been postponed until November 22 due to the weather.

Join us for this moderately easy walk in Lyme and East Haddam, at one of the State’s most popular and beautiful parks. Everyone is welcome. We will walk up to the castle from the Hadlyme boat launch parking lot where we will meet. It is a steady but not too steep climb with beautiful views.

Part of this week’s hike will explore the rail trail at Gillette Castle State Park which follows the path of the narrow gauge train William Gillette once owned. The path has beautiful views of the Connecticut River with wooden trestles and a tunnel. The hike will be 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.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rte 156 N to end. Turn left onto Rte 82. At Hadlyme Four Corners, continue straight onto Rte 148 for 1.5 miles. Turn right into the parking lot.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


Trailblazers Pleasant Valley2015This walk has been postponed until November 22 due to the weather.

Join us for this moderately easy walk in Lyme and East Haddam, at one of the State’s most popular and beautiful parks. Everyone is welcome. We will walk up to the castle from the Hadlyme boat launch parking lot where we will meet. It is a steady but not too steep climb with beautiful views.

Part of this week’s hike will explore the rail trail at Gillette Castle State Park which follows the path of the narrow gauge train William Gillette once owned. The path has beautiful views of the Connecticut River with wooden trestles and a tunnel. The hike will be 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.

Rain Cancels.

Directions: Rte 156 N to end. Turn left onto Rte 82. At Hadlyme Four Corners, continue straight onto Rte 148 for 1.5 miles. Turn right into the parking lot.

photo by Wendolyn Hill


Trailblazers walk- Overlook at Pleasant Valley Preserve

Date: Tue November 8, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Meet at Pleasant Valley Parking Lot, MacIntosh Rd., Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

pleasant-valley2Join us for this moderate walk in the woods. We will be walking up an incline to get to the overlook at Pleasant Valley. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike will explore Pleasant Valley Preserve, led by Gary and Carol Weed, Lyme Land Trust volunteers. The hike is a little more than 2.5 miles. This is the time of year to get a beautiful unobstructed view from the overlook at Pleasant Valley.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to left on Macintosh Rd. (across from Beaver Brook Road.) The parking area is about 1/4  mile on the right.


pleasant-valley2Join us for this moderate walk in the woods. We will be walking up an incline to get to the overlook at Pleasant Valley. Everyone is welcome.

This week’s hike will explore Pleasant Valley Preserve, led by Gary and Carol Weed, Lyme Land Trust volunteers. The hike is a little more than 2.5 miles. This is the time of year to get a beautiful unobstructed view from the overlook at Pleasant Valley.

Rain cancels.

Directions: Rt. 156 north to left on Macintosh Rd. (across from Beaver Brook Road.) The parking area is about 1/4  mile on the right.


Trailblazers walk- Jewett Preserve

Date: Tue November 1, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
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.

This week’s hike will explore the Jewett Preserve, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. The hike is a about 2.5 miles.

Rain 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.

This week’s hike will explore the Jewett Preserve, led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. The hike is a about 2.5 miles.

Rain cancels.

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


Trailblazers – Walk at Selden Creek Preserve

Date: Tue October 25, 2016
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.

SElden Creek PreserveJoin us for this moderately easy (a few hills) walk in the woods. We will walk to an impressive overlook of Selden Creek and marshes with the CT River in the background. 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.

Rain 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 by Wendolyn Hill


SElden Creek PreserveJoin us for this moderately easy (a few hills) walk in the woods. We will walk to an impressive overlook of Selden Creek and marshes with the CT River in the background. 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.

Rain 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 by Wendolyn Hill


Trailblazers walk- John Lohmann CT River Preserve in Old Lyme

Date: Tue October 18, 2016
Time: 9:30 am
Place: Park along the road by 33 Coult Lane, Old Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

03g_pic1_ctriverJoin us for this moderately easy walk. Everyone is welcome. This preserve has dramatic rocky outcrops along Lords Cove in the CT River.

This week’s hike will explore John Lohmann CT River Preserve in Old Lyme led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. The walk is about 2 miles. When we arrive at the point, you will want to linger. The preserve affords magnificent views of Lords Cove and the Connecticut River. Bring a snack to enjoy while you take in the view.

Rain cancels.

Directions: From I-95, take Rte 156 north 2.1 miles to Coult Lane. The property is accessed from a trailhead located at 33 Coult Lane. You may park along Coult Lane but out of consideration for the residents, please do not block driveways or park directly across from driveways on the opposite side of the road.


03g_pic1_ctriverJoin us for this moderately easy walk. Everyone is welcome. This preserve has dramatic rocky outcrops along Lords Cove in the CT River.

This week’s hike will explore John Lohmann CT River Preserve in Old Lyme led by Wendolyn Hill, Lyme Land Trust board member and Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator. The walk is about 2 miles. When we arrive at the point, you will want to linger. The preserve affords magnificent views of Lords Cove and the Connecticut River. Bring a snack to enjoy while you take in the view.

Rain cancels.

Directions: From I-95, take Rte 156 north 2.1 miles to Coult Lane. The property is accessed from a trailhead located at 33 Coult Lane. You may park along Coult Lane but out of consideration for the residents, please do not block driveways or park directly across from driveways on the opposite side of the road.