LLHD Offers Free Drive-Through Flu Clinic on Nov. 21

Ledge Light Health District (LLHD) will host a “Drive Thru to Beat the Flu” clinic at Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School (53 Lyme Road in Old Lyme) on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., while supplies last. All participants will be required to wear a mask, stay in their vehicles and practice social distancing. Details here. The flu clinic is sponsored by LLHD, in partnership with the Old Lyme Emergency Management Department, the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau, the Old Lyme Visiting Nurse Association and the LLHD Medical Reserve Corps.

Lyme Open Space Coordinator Announces “Tuesday Treks”

Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator has announced that on Tuesday mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., she and other explorers will be leading “Tuesday Treks” – weekly walks through different Town preserves.  The trek leaders will alternate each week between Sue Cope, the environmental director of the Lyme Land Conservation Trust; Wendy Hill, Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator; and Kristina White, executive director of the land trust.

All walks are moderately easy unless noted. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and to dress appropriately for the weather. Space in each trek is limited to 5 people and reservations are required. (To reserve a spot, contact the appropriate trek leader; see below.)  Participants must wear masks in the parking lot at the start and end of each trek; masks can be removed during the walks as long as social distancing is maintained. In the event of inclement weather, the treks are canceled.

Tuesday Trek Schedule
(subject to change)

October 27 – Ravine Trail – Kristina White

  • Directions: Meet at Ravine Trail parking lot on Mitchell Hill Road.  A more arduous hike of roughly 2+ miles through a primeval hollow passing through laurel groves and by a beaver meadow. 
  • Contact: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

November 3 – Hartman Park – Wendy Hill

  • Directions: Meet at main parking lot on Gungy Road. Hartman Park has a lot to offer, from archeological ruins to natural beauty and, of course, beavers.  1.5 to 2 miles.
  • Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

November 10 – Banningwood Preserve – Sue Cope

  • Directions:  Meet at Banningwood Preserve parking lot off Town Street for a moderate 1.5-mile walk that takes you through woodland wetlands, flood plain areas, field and upland forest.
  • Contact:  stewardship@lymelandtrust.org

November 17 – Pleasant Valley Preserve – Kristina White

November 24 – Brockway-Hawthorne Preserve – Wendy Hill

  • Directions: Meet at the Brush Hill Road parking lot. Beautiful stone structures, stone walls and an old abandoned quarry offer clues to past human activity. We will walk along the old Platt Road to the Selden cemetery – about 2 miles.
  • Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

December 1 – Eno Preserve – Sue Cope

  • Directions: Meet at the parking lot across from the preserve next to the cemetery. Walk through the mature hardwood forest of majestic poplars and historic stone walls.
  • Contact:  stewardship@lymelandtrust.org

December 8 – Walbridge Woodlands/Young Preserve – Kristine White

  • Directions: Park at Young Preserve. A longer hike of more than 3 miles that will take you on ridges, laurel groves, old wood roads and past stone outcroppings.
  • Contact: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org

December 15 – Jewett Preserve – Wendy Hill

  • Directions: Enjoy a section of the red trail ridge walk with beautiful overlooks – about 1.5 miles.
  • Contact: openspace@townlyme.org

December 22 – Chestnut Hill Preserve – Sue Cope

  • Directions: Meet at trailhead on Sterling Hill Rd. Easy 1-mile walk that takes you into Nehantic State Forest.  
  • Contact:  stewardship@lymelandtrust.org

December 29 – Plimpton Preserve – Kristina White

  • Directions: Meet at the trailhead on Sterling City Road.  1.75-mile loop with short walk on road to return to car.  Parts are strenuous but worth the view from the overlook.
  • Contact: kristina.white@lymelandtrust.org



Lymes’ Senior Center Presents (Virtual) Concert with Tom Callinan on Sep. 23

On Wednesday, Sep. 23, at 1:00 p.m., on Zoom, Tom Callinan, known as the Nutmeg State’s first Official State Troubadour, will present a concert of songs and stories about Connecticut for Lymes’ Senior Center members and friends. To request the Zoom link for this free virtual performance, please contact Stephanie Gould at the center at 860-434-1605, ext. 240.