Time: 9:30-11:00 am
Place: A different Lyme preserve each week.
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. 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.
April 6 Sue – Mt Archer Woods/Eno Preserve Loop (River to Ridgetop South). Meet at Mt Archer Woods Parking lot on Mt Archer Rd. The loop is approximately 3 miles. Highlights include colonial homestead ruins and Large tulip poplar trees.
April 13 Wendy – Johnston Preserve (River to Ridgetop North). Meet at the Johnston Preserve parking lot on Rte 82. We will walk an approximately 3 mile loop past the highest point in Lyme, and along the white trail with beautiful overlooks.
April 20 @ 10 am Wendy – Walk to Griswold Point, Old Lyme. Meet at the White Sands Beach Parking Lot, Seaside Lane. We will walk along the beach to the point of this Nature Conservancy Property, which is only passable at low tide. About 2.5 miles. Bring your binoculars.
May 4 Kristina – 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
May 18 Sue –Thach Preserve. Meet at 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.
June 8 Sue –Walbridge Woodlands/Young Preserve – Park at Young Preserve. A longer hike of over 3 miles that will take you on ridges, laurel groves, old wood roads and past stone outcroppings.
June 22 Wendy –Burnham Brook Preserve, Dolbia Hill Rd., East Haddam–Directions: At the end of Rte. 156, take a right onto Rte. 82, travel 2.7 miles, take left onto Woodbridge Road, travel 1 mile (stay right), take left onto Dolbia Hill Rd. Park by Preserve sign along the side of the road. 2.4 mile trail loop in pristine upland forest with a section along vibrant Burnham Brook.
June 29 Sue –Banningwood Preserve. Meet at parking lot on Town Street (Rte. 82). Red trail loop. Moderate 1 mile walk that takes you through woodland wetlands, field and upland forest.