Old Lyme Hiking Trails
Up for a hike? Twenty public trails in Old Lyme provide for an array of experience levels and vistas.
Properties with "Preserve" in their title are owned and stewarded by the volunteers of the Old Lyme Land Trust. Properties with "Open Space" in their title are owned by the Town of Old Lyme and stewarded by the volunteers of the Old Lyme Open Space Commission. Both organizations are working toward a future townwide trail system. Today, some spaces are adjacent, such as the Lay-Allen Preserve and the McCulloch Family Open Space, allowing for a longer hike across both properties. See further below for an Old Lyme trail locator, or download the pdf here.
We encourage you to read over the information provided in the links to each property before arriving to ensure you know where to enter, park, and any other specifics to the locations. Each page also links to printable trail maps. Please always have your fully charged cell phone with you for emergency situations and check here for important information on encounters with wildlife.
It is the generosity of the donors, volunteers, and conservationists who make these properties available for the public to enjoy. To learn more, go to the Old Lyme Land Trust or Open Space Commission websites. You can learn more about easy walks of interest in Old Lyme here.
Welcome to Old Lyme
Welcome to Old Lyme, a small, historic town on the Connecticut coastline. We are known for our art galleries and beaches, and have so much more. Whether you are thinking about relocating your home or business here, or just looking to visit for the afternoon, welcome! We are glad to have you.