Leave the roads; take the trails.
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!
Get out and walk! Visit one of our many preserves – we have over 800 acres to explore.
News & Events
BENCH BUILDING WORKSHOP
Saturday, July 16 1 - 4:30
Come help us build benches for our preserves, for more information Register Here.
2022 Amateur Photo Contest - OSWA Link
OSWA is the CT DEEP Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition Program and photographs taken on properties purchased using OSWA Grant funds are eligible. Old Lyme Land Trust holds 3 properties thanks to this program:
Lay Preserve (referred to as "Lay Property" in the OSWA database)
Hatchett's Hill Preserve (referred to as "Eylandco Inc. Property")
and a portion of the Upper Three Mile River Preserve (referred to as "106 Four Mile River Road")
PLEASE NOTE: Watch Rock Preserve will be closed on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Join us for these UPCOMING HIKES:
Lyme's Senior Center Thursday Hikes
Thursday August 11 at 9:30-11:30 am – Lyme's Senior Center Hike at Watch Rock Preserve.
Thursday October 13 at 9:30-11:30 am – Lyme's Senior Center Hike at John Lohman CT River Preserve Reserve Here
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 >
Boulders along the old turnpike
Summer view of LBT from Lieutenant River
Whale back rock looking west, Fall.