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.
The schedule (please note that the schedule may change)
October 6, 2020 – Kristina White – Selden Preserve – Meet at Selden Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd.
2+ mile hike to beautiful vistas of Selden Creek and surrounding marshlands.
October 13, 2020 – postponed to Monday, October 19, 2020 – Wendy Hill – Johnston Preserve – Meet at the Johnston Preserve parking lot on Rte 82. This approximately 2 mile walk has fascinating geologic features, including the highest point in Lyme.
Contact: openspace@townlyme. org
October 20, 2020 – Sue Cope – Thach Preserve – Meet at Thach Preserve on Brush Hill Road for an easy 1 mile walk. Highlights include an active beaver pond, fascinating glacial erratics and a freshwater creek.
October 27, 2020 – Kristina White – Ravine Trail – Meet at Ravine Trail parking lot on Mitchell Hill Rd. A more arduous hike of roughly 2+ miles through a primeval hollow passing through laurel groves and by a beaver meadow.
November 3, 2020 – Wendy Hill – Hartman Park – Meet at main parking lot on Gungy Road. Hartman Park has a lot to offer, from archeological ruins to natural beauty and of course, Beavers! 1.5 to 2 miles.
November 10, 2020 – Sue Cope – Banningwood Preserve – Meet at Banningwood Preserve parking lot off Town Street for a moderate 1.5 mile walk that takes you through woodland wetlands, flood plain areas, fields and upland forest.
November 24, 2020 – Wendy Hill – Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve – Meet at the Brush Hill Road parking lot. Beautiful stone structures, stone walls and an old abandoned quarry offer clues to past human activity. We will walk along the old Platt Road to the Selden cemetery – about 2 miles.
December 1, 2020 – Sue Cope – Eno Preserve – Meet at the parking lot across from the preserve next to the cemetery. Walk through the mature hardwood forest of majestic poplars and historic stone walls. Long easy walk of 2.5+ miles.
December 8, 2020 – Kristina White Walbridge Woodlands/Young Preserve – Park at Young Preserve. A longer hike of over 3 miles that will take you on ridges, through laurel groves, on old wood roads and past stone outcroppings.
December 29, 2020 – Kristina White– Plimpton Preserve – Meet at the trail head on Sterling City Rd. 1.75 loop with short walk on road to return to car. Parts are strenuous but worth the view from the overlook.