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!

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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.

 

News & Events

​​Join us for these

UPCOMING EVENTS:

OLLT Events Co Sponsored by:

Phoebe Griffin Noyes Old Lyme Library &

the Old Lyme Historical Society

Birding at Lohmann Preserve

Saturday, October 15th at 2:30

at Johm Lohmann CT River Preserve

33 Coult Lane

Full Schedule

 

Lyme's Senior Center - Thursday Hikes

Full Schedule

 

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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")

      Find out More                                  

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Nature Journaling with

Watercolor & Pen

Saturday, October 8 from 10 to 12

(rain date October 9)

Free Outdoor Workshop with local artist Barbara Barry

All materials provided or bring your sketchbook and paints as we capture the beauty of the Watch Rock Preserve in watercolor and pen.

     Meet at the Watch Rock Preserve at the parking lot at 10 and we will all walk in together. Please bring a lightweight chair or blanket to sit on (whatever you feel comfortable carrying) there are a few tight turns so no rolling bags. Also bring bug spray/sunscreen/hat/water/snacks -whatever you need to feel comfortable.

Donations Appreciated!

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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 >

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

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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!

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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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