Upcoming Events

Sapling Club-Outside Play for Elementary School-Aged Kids

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat May 8, 2021
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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Join our monthly group for elementary-aged children. Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We’ll meet up the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Banningwood Preserve. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off.

The Sapling Club is limited to 15 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, please contact Regan Stacey at reganstacey@gmail.com.

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Join our monthly group for elementary-aged children. Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We’ll meet up the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Banningwood Preserve. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off.

The Sapling Club is limited to 15 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, please contact Regan Stacey at reganstacey@gmail.com.

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Hiking Club for Middle Schoolers

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat May 8, 2021
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Place: Ravine Trail Preserve, Joshuatown Rd, Lyme CT–Parking at Selden Creek Preserve lot.
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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Join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a Lyme Land Trust program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Join our group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a Lyme Land Trust program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Spring Walk-Field Trip to Haley Farm State Park

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Date: Sat May 22, 2021
Time: 10:00-12:00
Place: Haley Farm State Park, 24 Haley Farm Lane, Groton, CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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Join Sue Cope, Environmental Director of the Lyme Land Trust, on a spring walk in Haley Farm State Park. The walk is about 1.5 to 2 miles on easy terrain. The property provides a diversity of habitats including a large brackish cove, freshwater ponds and vernal pools, wetlands, meadows, successional forest, and mature forest. There are also interesting historical features such as massive stone walls and old farm building foundations. Bring binoculars, if you have them.

Space is limited. To register for the walk, contact sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

Directions: Coming from I-95 North: Take Exit 88.  Turn left onto SR117 South.  Turn left at the end onto Route 1 North. Turn right onto SR 215 (4th light). Take the first right onto Brook Street. Take the first right onto Haley Farm Lane.

Make a day of it and explore the village of Noank and nearby Mystic. Bluff Point State Park is adjacent and accessible on trails from Haley Farm State Park.


 

Join Sue Cope, Environmental Director of the Lyme Land Trust, on a spring walk in Haley Farm State Park. The walk is about 1.5 to 2 miles on easy terrain. The property provides a diversity of habitats including a large brackish cove, freshwater ponds and vernal pools, wetlands, meadows, successional forest, and mature forest. There are also interesting historical features such as massive stone walls and old farm building foundations. Bring binoculars, if you have them.

Space is limited. To register for the walk, contact sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org

Directions: Coming from I-95 North: Take Exit 88.  Turn left onto SR117 South.  Turn left at the end onto Route 1 North. Turn right onto SR 215 (4th light). Take the first right onto Brook Street. Take the first right onto Haley Farm Lane.

Make a day of it and explore the village of Noank and nearby Mystic. Bluff Point State Park is adjacent and accessible on trails from Haley Farm State Park.


Paint-Out at Grassy Hill Preserve with the Lyme Art Association.

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Painting By Guy C. Wiggins c.1900
Date: Sat May 22, 2021
Time: All Day
Place: Grassy Hill Preserve, Grassy Hill Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: jocelyn@lymeartassociation.org
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The Lyme Art Association will host a paint-out at the Grassy Hill PreserveFor more information.

Next to the Grassy Hill Congregational Church, this open field and wetland area was a favorite scene for the Lyme Art Colony Artists. Guy Wiggin’s famous painting “Church on a Hill” was painted here in 1900 and is on display at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT

Raindate: May 23


 

The Lyme Art Association will host a paint-out at the Grassy Hill PreserveFor more information.

Next to the Grassy Hill Congregational Church, this open field and wetland area was a favorite scene for the Lyme Art Colony Artists. Guy Wiggin’s famous painting “Church on a Hill” was painted here in 1900 and is on display at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT

Raindate: May 23


May Forest Bathing Walk

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Date: Sun May 23, 2021
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Place: Hartman Park Field Entrance, Gungy Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@awakentheforestwithin.com
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Awaken your senses and delight in the full emergence of spring.  Relax and unwind as we walk along the cedar meadow, forest, and streams of Hartman Park.  Mindful invitations to engage with nature will be offered along the way.  The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.
Parking: Field Entrance, pull-in on the east or west side of Gungy Road, 1/2 mile north of the main parking lot. (about 1.75 miles north of the intersection with Beaver Brook Rd.)
The group is limited to 6 participants. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.
Parking: Along the Mitchell Hill Road entrance. Look for the preserve sign on the west side of the road.

$32.00 per person. Registration required. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register, click here. 

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


Awaken your senses and delight in the full emergence of spring.  Relax and unwind as we walk along the cedar meadow, forest, and streams of Hartman Park.  Mindful invitations to engage with nature will be offered along the way.  The walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.
Parking: Field Entrance, pull-in on the east or west side of Gungy Road, 1/2 mile north of the main parking lot. (about 1.75 miles north of the intersection with Beaver Brook Rd.)
The group is limited to 6 participants. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Please wear a mask to the parking lot meet-up.
Parking: Along the Mitchell Hill Road entrance. Look for the preserve sign on the west side of the road.

$32.00 per person. Registration required. Lyme Land Trust members receive 15% off with the discount code LLT15.

To register, click here. 

Regan Stacy is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a supportive practice that invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature and ourselves as we take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system. Leave calm and refreshed for the day ahead.


SpringFest Forest Bathing – Series of 4 Walks

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Date: Thu May 6, 2021 thru Thu May 27, 2021
Time: 9:00-11:00 am
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, McIntosh Rd. Lyme CT
Contact Email: regan@awakentheforestwithin.com
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Make forest bathing part of your weekly wellness routine in May! Offered each Thursday morning – relax and unwind among the meadows, river, and pine forest of Pleasant Valley Preserve.  Take in the health benefits of being in the forest. Mindful invitations to engage with nature will be offered along the way. Each walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.
Series of 4 walks offered at a discounted rate.  Please visit Awaken the Forest Within for details or to register. 

Regan Stacey is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature as we take in the health benefits of being in the forest.  These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system.  Leave feeling refreshed and renewed.


Make forest bathing part of your weekly wellness routine in May! Offered each Thursday morning – relax and unwind among the meadows, river, and pine forest of Pleasant Valley Preserve.  Take in the health benefits of being in the forest. Mindful invitations to engage with nature will be offered along the way. Each walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea.
Series of 4 walks offered at a discounted rate.  Please visit Awaken the Forest Within for details or to register. 

Regan Stacey is the founder of Awaken the Forest Within, an organization that offers forest bathing walks. Forest bathing invites us to slow down, open our senses, and engage with nature as we take in the health benefits of being in the forest.  These benefits include lowered stress, blood pressure, and heart rate, increased creativity and focus, and a boost to our immune system.  Leave feeling refreshed and renewed.


52 Trail Challenge

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Date: Tue December 1, 2020 thru Tue June 1, 2021
Time: spanning six months
Place: The Lyme Preserves are cooperatively owned and/or managed by the Lyme Land Trust, The Town of Lyme and The Nature Conservancy.
Contact Email:
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The Lyme Land Trust challenges you to hike during this winter and early spring on the 52 trails of the Lyme Preserves.   Please see the 52 Trail Challenge page for more.


The Lyme Land Trust challenges you to hike during this winter and early spring on the 52 trails of the Lyme Preserves.   Please see the 52 Trail Challenge page for more.


CT Trails Day–Riverside Preserve Community Work Day

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Photo by Sue Cope
Date: Sat June 5, 2021
Time: 9:30am -11:30am
Place: Riverside Preserve Salem Rd, Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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We invite you to take part in a Community Work Day to improve the site of a Pollinator Meadow and nature trail at the Lyme Land Trust’s Riverside Preserve, a haven for butterflies and other pollinators along the bank of the Eightmile River. Learn to recognize the native and invasive plants in the meadow. Native wildflowers that benefit pollinators will be identified and nurtured. Find out which plants are invasive and help us remove them. Leave with the knowledge and resources to create a pollinator patch of your own.

Bring tools: a pair of work gloves, clippers/loppers, a shovel, and a water bottle.

The walk is sponsored by Lyme Pollinator Pathway, an initiative of the Town of Lyme, and the Lyme Land Trust.

Reservations required: Sue.Cope@lymelandtrust.org


We invite you to take part in a Community Work Day to improve the site of a Pollinator Meadow and nature trail at the Lyme Land Trust’s Riverside Preserve, a haven for butterflies and other pollinators along the bank of the Eightmile River. Learn to recognize the native and invasive plants in the meadow. Native wildflowers that benefit pollinators will be identified and nurtured. Find out which plants are invasive and help us remove them. Leave with the knowledge and resources to create a pollinator patch of your own.

Bring tools: a pair of work gloves, clippers/loppers, a shovel, and a water bottle.

The walk is sponsored by Lyme Pollinator Pathway, an initiative of the Town of Lyme, and the Lyme Land Trust.

Reservations required: Sue.Cope@lymelandtrust.org


It’s Dark Sky Time-Observing Session

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Date: Fri June 11, 2021
Time: 8:00 to 11:30 pm
Place: Register to learn location
Contact Email: alan.sheiness@icloud.com
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Join us for an Astronomy observing session. Bring a folding chair and enjoy the dark sky. Bring binoculars if you have them. Do not feel obligated to do anything more than enjoy the night sky. Ordinary flashlights (white lights) are highly discouraged on the far side of the pond. Use red lens caps or red light flashlights.

Come any time during the session if you park in the lot a short way from the site and walk in. If you have equipment to set up and want to drive to the site, arrive before dark and plan to stay the whole time so you don’t disturb others when you leave.

Leave no trace. Take out what you bring in. No smoking or alcohol consumption. We will follow social distancing guidelines. Please maintain 6’ distance and wear a mask when in close proximity to others. If you look through someone else’s equipment, wear a mask.

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Details will be sent with registration.


 

Join us for an Astronomy observing session. Bring a folding chair and enjoy the dark sky. Bring binoculars if you have them. Do not feel obligated to do anything more than enjoy the night sky. Ordinary flashlights (white lights) are highly discouraged on the far side of the pond. Use red lens caps or red light flashlights.

Come any time during the session if you park in the lot a short way from the site and walk in. If you have equipment to set up and want to drive to the site, arrive before dark and plan to stay the whole time so you don’t disturb others when you leave.

Leave no trace. Take out what you bring in. No smoking or alcohol consumption. We will follow social distancing guidelines. Please maintain 6’ distance and wear a mask when in close proximity to others. If you look through someone else’s equipment, wear a mask.

Reservations required. scott.mallory@gmail.com. Details will be sent with registration.


Sapling Club-Outside Play for Elementary School-Aged Kids

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat June 12, 2021
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Place: Banningwood Preserve, Town Street, Lyme CT
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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Join our monthly group for elementary-aged children. Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We’ll meet up the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Banningwood Preserve. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off.

The Sapling Club is limited to 15 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, please contact Regan Stacey at reganstacey@gmail.com.

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Join our monthly group for elementary-aged children. Enjoy free play in the forest with friends! We’ll meet up the second Saturday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Banningwood Preserve. Parents are welcome to stay or drop-off.

The Sapling Club is limited to 15 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, please contact Regan Stacey at reganstacey@gmail.com.

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Hiking Club for Middle Schoolers

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Photo by Regan Stacey
Date: Sat June 12, 2021
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Place: Preserve TBA, Lyme CT.
Contact Email: reganstacey@gmail.com
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Join our new group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month a the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a Lyme Land Trust program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Join our new group for middle school-aged children. Come hike the trails! Every month a the hike will be an adventure to explore the natural world. It meets the second Saturday of each month in a different preserve from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Hiking Club is a drop-off/pick-up program.  If you are a parent who would like to walk the trails during the club time, you are welcome to do so on your own, with other friends/parents, or even bring your dog!
The Hiking Club is limited to 10 participants per meet-up.
Registration required, email reganstacey@gmail.com.

 

The club is organized by two volunteers, Regan Stacey and Angel Santos Burres. Both have children in the LOL school district.

Environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey currently runs the Tree Collective, a Lyme Land Trust program for teens. She owns Awaken the Forest Within, a mindfulness-based practice that helps [re]connect people to nature for the betterment of themselves and the earth

Angel relocated to Old Lyme this fall after 20 years of non-profit work in Greater Boston. Most recently, she was the director of Outdoors Rx, a program of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Angel encouraged families to explore the outdoors together with a focus on local spaces. She is thrilled to explore all of the nearby woods, marshes, lakes, rivers, and ocean and hopes to meet you on the trail.


Lyme Pollinator Pathway Invites you to an Afternoon at Ballek’s Garden Center

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Date: Sun June 13, 2021
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
Place: Ballek's Garden Center, 90 Maple Ave., East Haddam
Contact Email: Lymepollinator@gmail.com
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Create your own pollinator planter, purchase one ready-made, or just buy a selection of pollinator/native plants to take home! Bring your own planter, or purchase one from Ballek’s collection.

  • 2:00-2:30 pm – Nancy Ballek will speak about the value of pollinators and how native plants enrich the environment
  • 2:30-3:00 pm – Nancy will be available for advice on selecting plants, hands-on planting help (they have soil), best combinations, etc.

Come early… for the food truck (open 10am-3pm)
Stay late… to browse and buy from Ballek’s extensive nursery stock & gifts

Register by emailing Lymepollinator@gmail.com

Limited to 40 participants – Each will receive a coupon for 10% off pollinator planters, Ballek’s selected pollinator/native plants for the event, and pots/containers.

Lyme Pollinator Pathway is an initiative of the Lyme SustainableCT Committee


 

Create your own pollinator planter, purchase one ready-made, or just buy a selection of pollinator/native plants to take home! Bring your own planter, or purchase one from Ballek’s collection.

  • 2:00-2:30 pm – Nancy Ballek will speak about the value of pollinators and how native plants enrich the environment
  • 2:30-3:00 pm – Nancy will be available for advice on selecting plants, hands-on planting help (they have soil), best combinations, etc.

Come early… for the food truck (open 10am-3pm)
Stay late… to browse and buy from Ballek’s extensive nursery stock & gifts

Register by emailing Lymepollinator@gmail.com

Limited to 40 participants – Each will receive a coupon for 10% off pollinator planters, Ballek’s selected pollinator/native plants for the event, and pots/containers.

Lyme Pollinator Pathway is an initiative of the Lyme SustainableCT Committee


Chestnut Tree Hike in Nehantic State Forest

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Chestnut Tree Photo provided by Jack Swatt
Date: Sat June 19, 2021
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Place: Nehantic State Forest, Holmes Rd Parking Lot, East Lyme
Contact Email: education@lymelandtrust.org
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Join Emery Gluck, retired CT DEEP forester, and Jack Swatt, President of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation for a walk to see some of the largest surviving chestnut trees in Connecticut. Large chestnut trees are rarely seen since they were devastated by a blight 100 years ago. Emery Gluck will talk about forest history and explain the management of the forest. The hike will be about one-mile along the Goodwin Trail at Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme to reach these beautiful trees. Some off-trail hiking will be required to see the second tree. Most of the hike is generally easy terrain with a few ups and downs. Sturdy shoes are a must; a walking stick would be helpful as well. Bring water.

Space is limited. Reservations are required. Contact education@lymelandtrust.org to reserve a spot.

Social distancing will be followed based on current policies.

Rain day is Sunday, June 20 at 10 am.


 

Join Emery Gluck, retired CT DEEP forester, and Jack Swatt, President of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation for a walk to see some of the largest surviving chestnut trees in Connecticut. Large chestnut trees are rarely seen since they were devastated by a blight 100 years ago. Emery Gluck will talk about forest history and explain the management of the forest. The hike will be about one-mile along the Goodwin Trail at Nehantic State Forest in East Lyme to reach these beautiful trees. Some off-trail hiking will be required to see the second tree. Most of the hike is generally easy terrain with a few ups and downs. Sturdy shoes are a must; a walking stick would be helpful as well. Bring water.

Space is limited. Reservations are required. Contact education@lymelandtrust.org to reserve a spot.

Social distancing will be followed based on current policies.

Rain day is Sunday, June 20 at 10 am.


Ongoing–Two Family Walks with Magical Hunts

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Date: Sat March 6, 2021 thru Wed June 30, 2021
Time: DIY
Place: Pleasant Valley Preserve, MacIntosh Rd, Lyme CT and Hartman Park, Gungy Rd., Lyme CT
Contact Email: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org
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GNOME HUNT: Visit Pleasant Valley Preserve on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four gnomes. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.
Directions: From the Halls Rd (Rte 1)/Rte 156 traffic light, travel north 6.5 miles. Take a left on Macintosh Rd. The pull-in parking lot is about 1/4 mile on the right.

Download the Gnome Hunt Map with gnome locations and instructions.

FAERY QUEST: Visit Hartman Park on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four Faeries. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.
Directions: From the Halls Rd (Rte 1)/Rte 156 traffic light, travel north 6.5 miles. Take a right onto Beaver Brook Rd. Travel 2.7 miles. Take a right onto Gungy Rd. The parking lot is about 1.1 miles on the right.

Download the Faery Quest Map with Faery locations and instructions.

Please don’t remove the objects. Take photos! We’d love to see them. Email them to: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org.  Everyone is welcome. The hunt will be available indefinitely.

This was an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme March 6&7 2021. For more regional offerings.


 

GNOME HUNT: Visit Pleasant Valley Preserve on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four gnomes. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.
Directions: From the Halls Rd (Rte 1)/Rte 156 traffic light, travel north 6.5 miles. Take a left on Macintosh Rd. The pull-in parking lot is about 1/4 mile on the right.

Download the Gnome Hunt Map with gnome locations and instructions.

FAERY QUEST: Visit Hartman Park on your own. Follow the dots on the map to find the four Faeries. Use a pen or pencil to connect the dots to make an X. The sleepy bear will be found in the location indicated by the center of the X.
Directions: From the Halls Rd (Rte 1)/Rte 156 traffic light, travel north 6.5 miles. Take a right onto Beaver Brook Rd. Travel 2.7 miles. Take a right onto Gungy Rd. The parking lot is about 1.1 miles on the right.

Download the Faery Quest Map with Faery locations and instructions.

Please don’t remove the objects. Take photos! We’d love to see them. Email them to: sue.cope@lymelandtrust.org.  Everyone is welcome. The hunt will be available indefinitely.

This was an offering for the Lyme Youth Service Bureau UNPLUGGED ! LYSB Screen-free Weekend in Lyme/Old Lyme March 6&7 2021. For more regional offerings.


Tour de Lyme 2021

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Joe Standart
Date: Sun September 5, 2021
Time: starting at 8 am
Place: Ashlawn Farms, Bill Hill Road, Lyme CT
Contact Email: info@lymelandtrust.org
Presenter: Lyme Land Conservation Trust
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Please join us for the seventh annual Tour de Lyme cycling event with beautifully scenic routes for all ages and levels. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

For more information, visit the Tour de Lyme webpage: TourDeLyme.org.

The Lyme Land Trust inaugurated Tour de Lyme in 2013 as an annual bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally important land in Lyme.


Please join us for the seventh annual Tour de Lyme cycling event with beautifully scenic routes for all ages and levels. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

For more information, visit the Tour de Lyme webpage: TourDeLyme.org.

The Lyme Land Trust inaugurated Tour de Lyme in 2013 as an annual bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally important land in Lyme.