Chaffee Sanctuary

Lyme, NH
Difficulty: Easy
Special Features: Natural
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: :45
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Binoculars, Boots, Compass, Field Guide


An in depth exploration of an alder swamp and conserved wildlife sanctuary.


Take the Thetford Exit (14) from I-91, and follow 113 east to Lyme. From Lyme Village (just beyond the green) follow Route 10 north for 1.7 miles. The entrance to the Chaffee Sanctuary is on the left, just beyond the entrance to Post Pond, immediately after the bridge guard railing. Park in the grass lot where this Quest begins.

Clues and Map

You can find the clues and map to this quest in Best of Valley Quest.


Created by Andrea Lewis, with assistance from Bill Shepard and the Connecticut River Birding Trail in 2003