Tuesday Treks

Date: Tuesdays

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.
Contact: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

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.
Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

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.
Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

April 27 Sue – Pleasant Valley Preserve. Meet at Macintosh Rd parking lot. 
Contact: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

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
Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

May 11 Wendy –Hartman Park (Lyme Corner Trails).Meet at the Main Entrance. We will look for spring ephemeral flowers. About 1.5 to 2 miles.
Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

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. 
Contact: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

May 25 Kristina – Selden Preserve. Park at the preserve entrance on Joshuatown Rd. Will do all trails.
Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

June 1 Wendy –Ravine Trail (Hadlyme Hills). Meet at Selden Creek Preserve parking lot on Joshuatown Rd. About 1.5 to 2 miles with some challenging terrain
Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

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.
Contact: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

June 15 Kristina – Chestnut Hill Preserve/Nehantic State Park Park at the entrance to Chestnut Hill on Sterling Hill Rd. 
Contact: Kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

June 22 Wendy –Burnham Brook Preserve, Dolbia Hill Rd., East HaddamDirections: 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.
Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

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.
Contact: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

Sue Cope
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