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!

Visit one of our many preserves –
we have over 800 acres to explore.

Griswold Preserve Scavenger Hunt


Find six stones and their descriptions

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News & Events

Enter the


Photo Hunt

The woods are full of amazing things, if you keep an eye out for them!

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An Old Lyme conservationist's

legacy endures

New London Day Article, October 22, 2020

by Steve Fagin. Read about three of our water view preserves featured in the Day's Great Outdoors column.

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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!

Contact Us

Old Lyme Land Trust

P.O. Box 163

Old Lyme, CT 06371

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