The following preserves will be closed Monday through Friday to all users except hunters during Firearm Hunting Season for Deer. The season runs Nov. 16 through Dec. 20, 2022.

  • Beebe Preserve
  • Chestnut Hill Preserve
  • Eno Preserve
  • Hilles Preserve (West and East)
  • Jewett Preserve
  • Johnston Preserve
  • Mount Archer Woods
  • Pickwick’s Preserve
  • Plimpton Preserve
  • Slawson Preserve

Please note that during this time no hunting is allowed in these preserves on Saturday or Sunday, when the preserves are open to all other users. Hunting may be allowed on adjacent State and private land every day.

Hikers and other users of the preserves are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors on all the preserves during the hunting seasons as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting.

Permits for hunting on these preserves are granted by the Town of Lyme Open Space Coordinator each year to a limited number of licensed hunters. The hunting program for this year is fully subscribed. (For more information on hunting programs and seasons, go here.)