Tuesday Treks

Tuesday Treks are taking a break over the summer. The walks will resume in September 2022. See you then!

Date: Tuesdays

Time: 9:30-11:30ish 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, Tony Irving, and Kristina White with Brady, canine guide. The walks are moderately easy unless noted. Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. Reservations are required. Contact walk leader to reserve.

 Inclement weather cancels.

 The schedule (please note that the schedule may change)

2022

Mar 22  Tony – Eno/Mt Archer–Visit the ruins and see seasonal vistas of the CT River. Meet at Jewett cemetery parking lot, Mt Archer Rd.
Contact:  anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

Mar 29  Wendy – Selden Landing–2.5 acre preserve on Selden Cove. We will walk the short paths at the preserve and then walk on Selden Rd. to the CT River and back. 1.5+ miles. Pull in and park by the Selden Landing sign on Selden Rd.
Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

April 5  Kristina – Jewett Preserve – White trail loop to orange trail and back. See some interesting rock walls and formations. About 1.75 miles. Park at the Jewett cemetery entrance, Mt Archer Road.

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

April 12  Sue – Ravine Trail – Meet at Mitchell Hill entrance and meander through a transitioning hemlock forest, past a “beaver meadow” and up into the ravine area, filled with fascinating geological features and hints of indigenous peoples. About 1.5 miles.

Contact:  sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

April 19   Tony – Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve – Vernal pools are ripe with amphibian eggs this time of year. We’ll look at one of the best I have found and will discuss and observe this initial stage of development of wood frog and spotted salamander.  We might talk about other things too.  Meet at the Brockway-Hawthorne entrance on Brush Hill Road.

Contact:  anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

Apr 26  Kristina – Johnston Preserve – Hike the fuchsia loop and white trail which brings us to the overlook and back. 3.2 miles. Meet at Johnston Preserve parking lot on Rte 82.

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

May 3  Wendy – Chestnut Hill Preserve/Nehantic State Forest to Uncas Lake and back. We’ll look for spring ephemeral plants along the way. About 2.5 miles. Roadside parking at Chestnut Hill entrance, Sterling Hill Rd, Lyme

Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

May 10  Tony – Selden Creek Preserve – Spring is popping so we’ll be looking at plants and trees and how they fit into the various landscapes the preserve has to offer. Parking is at the preserve entrance on Joshuatown Road.

Contact:  anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

May 17  Sue – Banningwood Preserve – Begin on lower red trail along Roaring Brook into the wooded wetlands and floodplain area. Follow red as we move up through Diana’s Field and into the upland woodlands of the preserve with noticeable signs of their agricultural past. About 1.75 miles.

Contact:  sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

May 24   Wendy – Hartman Park. Come see what is growing in the meadow and transitional forest around it. We’ll then walk my favorite yellow/red trail loop. About 2.5 miles. Meet at Field Entrance, Gungy Rd.

Contact: openspace@townlyme.org.

May 31  Kristina – Brockway Hawthorne Preserve – We will begin at the Joshuatown Rd entrance and hike the purple to white trail and back. About 2.5 miles.  Park along the road opposite 452-2 Joshuatown Rd.

Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

June 7  Sue – Thach Preserve – Follow the ¼ mile woods road to this undeveloped and now preserved flag lot, perched perfectly along a secluded beaver pond. Watch for lots of wildlife on the pond as we pass by and then move into the wooded wetland area of dense laurels and a wonderful freshwater creek. About 1.25 miles.

Contact:  sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

June 14  Tony – Pleasant Valley Preserve – The early history of European agriculture and land use is epitomized here going back to the mid-1600’s.  There are also some fine examples of glacial activity and its impact on colonial land use practices.  Hike to the overlook, about three miles. Meet at the PV parking lot on Macintosh Road off Rt 156. 

Contact:  anthonyinlyme@gmail.com

June 21  Wendy – Selden Creek Preserve – Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. This is a 2.5 mile hike with beautiful vistas of Selden Creek and surrounding marshlands.

Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

Photo by Wendy Hill
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Kristina White
Sue Cope
Tony Irving
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Wendy Hill
Photo by Sue Cope