The Preserve Trail Map

NEW! Iterim Trails have been blazed.  Here is the current map for download.


Saybrook Sightings

Winter 2015/16


What an unusual start to winter we are having. For those interested in birds and especially waterfowl, Old Saybrook, is a premier winter birding site due to its location at both the end of the CT River, and Long Island. Once ponds and lakes freeze up north, birds move south to open water.


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Video taken by Joe Nochera, around Town.

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Welcome to the Old Saybrook Land Trust

Way to help Old Saybrook Land Trust

Old Saybrook, with its wealth of natural resources, is a beautiful place to live and to visit. The estuary of the Connecticut River has been both nationally and internationally recognized for its ecological significance, provides habitat for a number of rare and endangered species and is an important stopover for migrating waterfowl, as well as a critical spawning area for fish. Rich tidal wetlands fringe the town’s southern boundary along Long Island Sound, with two tidal river systems providing additional significant habitat. No less important are the forested uplands of the town, a complex of rocky outcrops interspersed with rich inland wetland habitat.

The Old Saybrook Land Trust is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization. Our mission is to preserve open space and protect the town's valuable natural resources for the benefit of the general public.

OSLT Upcoming Events

Oak Scavenger Hunt - Sunday, April 28th at 1PM

Town Park on Schoolhouse Road (Clark Community Park). We will meet by the picnic tables near the trail entrance, then go searching for items on the trail. Families are encouraged to bring cameras or cell phones to capture pictures of the items we find. We will also create some natue art! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know if you might join us. 


Suellen Kozey McCuin Fund

Suellens Birthday

 At the request of Suellen Kozey McCuin's husband, Scott McCuin, the OSLT established a fund in her name to use for future conservation projects. Donations may be made online using the button at the bottom of this page. Pictured at left are members of Suellen's family and some of her close friends. The group hiked together in The Preserve to honor Suellen's life on what would have been her 50th birthday. Suellen passed away after a brief illness on August 21, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother and key force in the effort to preserve the 1,000 acre forest for more than 16 years, never wavering in her belief that this land would some day be permanently protected.