Leave the roads; take the trails.

Our Mission

The Old Lyme Land Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving Old Lyme’s natural, scenic and historic land and water resources for the benefit of the public now and for generations to come. The Trust accomplishes its purpose by acquiring land through donation and purchase, managing the land and by providing education to the public.

Undeveloped land makes Old Lyme unique and beautiful, and it enriches the lives of Old Lyme’s residents. It is a priceless gift to pass on to future generations. Our lands are stewarded by a dedicated group of volunteers who maintain the trails, and a board of trustees that oversees the day to day operations of the trust. We welcome you to visit any of our 14 preserves and use them in accordance with the posted rules.

Let's Go Hiking!

We are pleased that so many people are taking to the Old Lyme Land Trust trails these days!  If you are one of them, please consider joining OLLT as a member and supporting trail upkeep with your donation.  Volunteers are also needed to perform trail work.   Thank you!


Learn how to join & volunteer here.

Get out and walk! Visit one of our many preserves – we have over 800 acres to explore.

 

News & Events

Griswold Preserve Scavenger Hunt

 

Find six stones and their descriptions

Find out More >

Hatchetts Hill

Preserve

SCAVENGER

HUNT

 

This March we are 

offering a fun new

way to explore and

learn at one of our

most easily walkable

preserves.  Tons of fun

for all ages!

Find out More >   

Enjoy Photos of the OLLT Preserves

The Old Lyme Land Trust is grateful for the many talented photographers who donate their time to capture images of our preserves – from intimate details to views from above.
View photos and videos here >

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SIGN UP for a
Morning of Drawing
at Watch Rock
with Betsy Barry  

Friday, June 25
(rain date Mon., June 28)
9:30 - 11:30 

We will walk the trails and look for interesting subjects to document in our personal sketchbooks -- plants, leaves, insects, rocks, the lovely river view, etc. We will use a sketchbook, pencil and pen for the basics, which will then be embellished with colored pencil, watercolor or any other creative way you'd like!  No experience necessary. Find out more

KEEP AN EYE OUT!

We're planting milkweed at Watch Rock

The Old Lyme Land Trust and the LOLHS Environmental Club will be planting milkweed in the field at Watch Rock Preserve. These plants are important for pollinators such as the monarch butterfly.

                                                                  

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Tributaries – Our Newsletter

Once a year the Trust publishes a newsletter full of information about our properties and activities and the natural world.
View our current and past issues here.

Learn about our past news and events here

If you share our vision of protecting Old Lyme’s natural resources for people and nature forever, please join us!

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OLLT could not accomplish all that we do without our terrific volunteers!

Please consider ways you can support our important work.

LOHMANN, BUCK, TWINING PRESERVE
LOHMANN, BUCK, TWINING PRESERVE

Summer view of LBT from Lieutenant River

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JOHN LOHMANN CT RIVER PRESERVE

Whale back rock looking west, Fall.

UPPER 3 MILE RIVER PRESERVE
UPPER 3 MILE RIVER PRESERVE

Boulders along the old turnpike

LOHMANN, BUCK, TWINING PRESERVE
LOHMANN, BUCK, TWINING PRESERVE

Summer view of LBT from Lieutenant River

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