The Town of Lyme has partnered with the Land Trust to cooperatively administer a hunting program on approximately 860 acres of open space. Controlled hunting lessens the over browsing of vegetation by deer on our preserves and adjacent properties. It also decreases the number of wildlife related car accidents, helps decrease the spread of tick-related diseases and provides access for a traditional use of open space in Lyme. For more information about the hunting program:


Lyme’s southern border with Old Lyme includes Roger’s Lake and its on-the-water opportunities

Roger’s Lake Map

Roger’s Lake Rules & Regulations

The town has forged important partnerships with both its local land trust and the Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut chapter to further common preservation and conservation goals. Our parks and preserves with their miles of trails and passive recreation opportunities are open to all. We encourage their use and enjoyment by good stewards of the land.

Visit the Lyme Land Conservation Trust website for trail info and maps »

Hartman Park is maintained by income earned by the Hartman Park Endowment Fund set up by the Hartman family. The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut administers the fund.  To contribute online go to: Select “Hartman Park endowment Fund “ in the drop down menu to make sure your money is allocated properly.”