Sapling Club and Hiking Club

Beginning March 13, 2021, the Land Trust will begin offering two new clubs for kids. 

The Sapling Club: 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. The Sapling Club is for elementary-aged kids. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off.

The Hiking Club (official name TBA): Come hike the trails! Each hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. The Hiking Club is for middle school-aged kids. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

If you would like to join one of the groups, please contact Regan Stacey at

Please check the LLT website event listings to register for the club meet-ups. 

The clubs are 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.

Photo by Regan Stacey