Lord Cove Preserve

Old Lyme, CT 06371

Dawn to dusk

This site can only be visited by canoe, kayak or other small boat.

Things To Do
What to See: Plants
Lord Cove includes the habitat of 10 plant species listed as endangered, threatened, or of special concern in Connecticut, many found at multiple locations throughout the marsh.

What to See: Animals
Many bird species roost and perch within the marsh and surrounding uplands, including the king rail and the least bittern, the northern harrier and sedge wren, the federally threatened bald eagle, and the savannah sparrow.

Plan Your Visit
Please enjoy your visit to this preserve.  The Nature Conservancy welcomes passive recreation, including hiking, birding, canoeing, nature study and cross-country skiing. 

To ensure those who visit after you are able to enjoy the same experience you have, please remember to stay on designated trails, pack out everything you brought in, and contact our office at: 203 568 6270 or ct@tnc.org if you notice any problems. 

To maintain the ecological integrity of the preserve, the following activities are not allowed:  collection of plant or animal specimens, camping, fires, fishing, hunting, bicycling, and use of motorized vehicles.  Pets are not allowed on Nature Conservancy preserves.


From Interstate 95:

-Take exit 70 and drive north on Route 156 for about a half-mile.

-There is a town landing to the left, where you may launch your canoe, but may not park; after launching, one of your party will have to return your car to the park-and-ride lot just north of I-95 on the right, and return on foot.

-Paddle north, keeping near the eastern bank of the river, and enter the cove on your right.

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