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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.

News & Events

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.    Find Your Next Hike Here

Winter Walks at John Lohmann Connecticut River Preserve

News & Events

POP UP Work Party
Saturday @ 1:00 11/11/23

Come help us with the Yellow Trail Extension at HELLER Preserve, 80 Town Woods Rd.

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Please apply for the Ed Sopneski
YEA! Grants
Youth Environmental Action
 Do your have an idea for a project to help nature? Old Lyme Land Trust would like to assist with up to $600!
For more information and application
Click Here

Enjoy Photos of the OLLT Preserves

Ceremonial Stonework
Walk with Markham Starr

OLLT is happy to collaborate with
Lyme Land Trust who are sponsoring
this popular event at the
106 Four Mile River Road

Monday, 9-12 December 4th

for more information
and to register click here.

Oak Federal Credit Union’s Matching Gift Program Is Back!

Charter Oak is committed to giving back to charitable entities within their field of membership, as well as charities elsewhere that are meaningful to their members.

We hope their program will inspire you to make a donation to Old Lyme Land Trust so that we are able to further our meaningful mission to positively impact the world we live in.


To view the Matching Gift guidelines and to learn more about how to makea donation please visit their website

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!


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


Please consider ways you can support our important work.

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