Boating, Parks & Trails


Lyme’s southern border includes Rogers Lake, which offers opportunities for boating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, waterskiing, swimming and other popular recreational activities.

  • For the rules and regulations that govern the use of Rogers Lake, click here.
  • For a map of Rogers Lake which specifies the direction and speed of boat traffic, click here.

Parks & Trails

The Town of Lyme has forged important partnerships with the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and the Nature Conservancy’s Connecticut chapter to further our shared preservation and conservation goals  – including the maintenance of an extensive network of trails through our parks and preserves that provide access to many beautiful outdoor areas.  The town works closely with a number of conservation organizations to build and maintain trails that link together and often cross many boundaries.  Our parks and preserves with their miles of trails are open to all.

  • For a comprehensive list of trail maps, please click here. 
  • For the rules and guidelines that govern the use of our trails, please click here.

Supporting Our Parks & Trails

  • To volunteer with the Lyme Land Conservation Trust to become a Property Steward for a trail, preserve or other property, please go here.
  • To support the maintenance and preservation of Hartman Park and its beautiful trails, you can make a contribution directly to the Town of Lyme or through the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut to the Hartman Park Endowment Fund – a fund established by the Hartman family to care for the park in perpetuity. 
  • To donate directly to the Town, send a check to Board of Selectmen, Hartman Park Endowment Fund, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371.
  • To donate online through the community foundation, go here and select “Hartman Park Endowment Fund“ from the drop-down menu.