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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Install your Creations Party at Belton Copp Preserve
August 21 - 10 - 2 pm

Attention all young creators!

Engage your creative side and

help the Old Lyme Land Trust deck out the Fairy Circle at the Belton Copp Preserve. Bring your fairy creations made of natural materials. OR Compose something using what nature has provided at the preserve. OR
Make seashell windchimes using a kit from the box at the Old Lyme PGN library (embellishments of your own are encouraged!).                                                Learn More >

7th Annual KAYAK REGATTA

       A perennial favorite, the Old Lyme Land Trust Regatta will return on Sunday, September 12 at 10 a.m. The 6 mile route will include time on the Connecticut River (estimated duration: 2 hours). Our guide, Fred Fenton, is an experienced kayaker who has led many of the Trust’s past regattas.

       Paddlers of all ages are welcome. Use of a USCG-approved life jacket or vest is required.

       Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary. Email olltkayak21@gmail.com with name(s), number of boats, and contact information. More details of the event will be provided upon confirmation.

       The event is free. Donations to support the non-profit OLLT’s work are appreciated (go to www.oldlymelandtrust.org).

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.

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Summer view of LBT from Lieutenant River

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Whale back rock looking west, Fall.

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Boulders along the old turnpike

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Summer view of LBT from Lieutenant River

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