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 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.
January 5 Wendy – Hartman Park (Lyme Corner Trails). Meet at the Field Entrance 1/2 mile north of the main entrance. Pull in by the gate. Field-yellow-orange-purple-red trail loop. My favorite yellow trail at Hartman Park plus visit two historic sites on the Heritage Trail (orange). About 1.5 to 2 miles.
January 12 Sue – Ravine Trail (Hadlyme Hills). Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. We will head down the white trail and take red through the ravine area, then back on the yellow trail with a blue spur option depending on the group. About 1 mile.
January 19 Kristina – Brockway Hawthorne Preserve. Meet at Brush Hill Rd entrance. White to red to purple to white. About 3.5 miles. 2 hours.
January 26 Wendy – Selden Creek Preserve (Hadlyme Hills). Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. 2+ mile hike to beautiful vistas of Selden Creek and surrounding marshlands.
February 2 Sue – Groundhog Day! 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.
February 9 Kristina – Pleasant Valley Preserve (River to Ridgetop North). Meet at Macintosh Rd parking lot. Hike to overlook on yellow trail. 3 miles.
February 16 Wendy –Mt Archer Woods (River to Ridgetop South). Meet at Mt Archer Woods Parking lot on Mt Archer Rd. White/yellow loop – about 2 miles
February 23 Sue – Banningwood Preserve. Meet at parking lot on Town Street (Rte. 82). All trails – lower red to yellow through Diana’s Field to upper red trail. Moderate 1.75 mile walk that takes you through woodland wetlands, flood plain areas, field and upland forest.
March 2 Kristina – Chestnut Hill Preserve and Nehantic State Park. Meet at entrance on Sterling Hill Rd. Orange trail to trails in Nehantic. 3-4 miles. 2 hours.
March 9 Wendy – Jewett Preserve (River to Ridgetop North) – Meet at the cemetery entrance on Mt Archer Rd. White/orange loop. About 1.5 miles.
March 16 Sue – Johnston Preserve (River to Ridgetop North). Meet at the Johnston Preserve parking lot on Rte 82. We will take the green trail in to fuchsia trail and connect to the white loop with an overlook. We will come back on yellow trail past the highest point in Lyme. This approximately 2 mile walk has fascinating geologic features.
March 23 Kristina – Eno Preserve (River to Ridgetop South). Meet at the Jewett Preserve cemetery parking lot on Mt Archer Rd. White, red, yellow to white trails. 2.5 to 3 miles.
March 30 Wendy – Hartman Park – Goodwin Trail ( Lyme Corner Trails)– Meet at the Goodwin Trail kiosk entrance on Gungy Rd – 3/4 mile north of the main entrance. Pull in across the road. We will walk to NE edge of Hartman and back. Some rugged walking up and down ridges. About 3 miles.