The following Lyme preserves will be closed Monday through Friday to all users except hunters during firearm hunting season for deer, which runs from Nov. 15 through Dec. 19:

  • 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 of the week.

Hikers and other residents are encouraged to practice caution and wear bright colors in all the preserves during this year’s hunting seasons – which run from Sep. 15, 2023, through Jan. 31, 2024 – as adjacent public and private lands may allow hunting.

Permits for hunting in 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.)