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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!

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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

OLLT Stewards Jon Lathrop, Anne Galliher, Edie Twining, & Lynn Thoma install new maps at Upper 3 Mile River Preserve.

News & Events


Announcing 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


Upcoming Events

Connecticut Trails Day
ay June 3 at 4:00
at John Lohmann CT River Preserve
33 Coult Lane, Rain Date June 4


 Hiker's Happy Hour
June 7
at 4:15 pm 
Hatchetts HIll Preserve
Hatchetts Hill Road After hiking, Hiker's Happy Hour commences at Old Lyme Inn for appetizers and a cash bar. This is a great opportunity to get outdoors and meet other hikers in the area. FREE EVENT
Cosponsored by OLLT, OL Open Space Commission and the Old Lyme Inn

Ecologist Hike
with Maggie Jones*
Friday, June 9 at 10:00
at Mile Creek Preserve, 191 Mile Creek Road 
Explore the tree, shrub and herb layers of woodland habitat in the Mile Creek Preserve, and its importance to a variety of migrant birds,
insects and other wildlife

FREE EVENT  Register Here

Enjoy Photos of the OLLT Preserves

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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