Osprey nest on the Lohmann Buck Twining Preserve.



"Those who dwell
among the beauties and
mysteries of the
earth are never alone
and weary of life."

Rachel Carson




Potting white pine seedlings.

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.

That is our mission statement. The words may change from time to time. But the fundamental mission of the Trust has remained unchanged since it was founded as the Old Lyme Conservation Trust in 1966. We remain as convinced as ever of the importance of open space. Open space 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.

We invite you to take a walk through our website to learn more about us, our preserves and how you can participate in what we do. And we invite you to walk through our wonderful preserves in all seasons of the year. As John Muir once said, “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”

Juvenile Green Heron