The Concord Land Conservation Trust owns approximately
65 parcels of land totaling over 800 acres.
This land is all open to the public. Some of the larger properties are listed below. Three have maps associated with them - just click on the name. CLCT has a trail guide that includes all our best land for walking. If you become a member, we will mail you the Trail Guide. You can also stop by the office for a copy. The Office Manager is there most mornings, Monday through Friday, but call first to be sure - 978.369.6526.
Woods Purchased by COLF in 1998, the house on the
property was sold and the remaining 10 acres were donated to CLCT
in 1999. The property adjoins the Willow Guzzle town land on Sudbury
Road. The acquisition of the Anderson Land was made possible by
a generous gift from an anonymous donor and other gifts from CLCT
Assabet Woodlot – At the heart of Nashawtuc Hill’s open space – between CLCT’s Simon Willard Woods and the protected areas around Egg Rock – lies a three acre parcel known as the “Woodlot”. As a link between two large wooded areas, the Woodlot provides continuity of wildlife habitat and stabilizes the steep and erodible banks of the Assabet River. This property was acquired in 2006 through generous donations from neighbors and CLCT members.
Land The 11-acre Bemis land was acquired by gift
from Mary and Alan Bemis in 1977 and 1985. The wooded property
is located off Westford Road in the upper Spencer Brook Valley.
Field The Field consists of approximately 7 acres
and is adjacent to the Simon Willard Woods. Almost 5 acres were
donated by William and Agnes Brengle in 1993, and the remainder
was donated by the Ham family in 1992 and 1997.
Woods (click for map) This property consists of 59 acres of land,
mostly wooded, on the East side of Lowell Road. The donation of
the land to CLCT by members of the Newbury family was completed
Land Located off Westford Road, the approximately
7-acre Clarke property was donated to CLCT in 1977 by Winifred H.
and J. Russell Clarke Jr. The property forms part of CLCT’s holdings
in the Spencer Brook Valley.
Corey/Bourquin Land – Acquired in 2006 and located just to the north of Barrett’s Mill Road between Lowell Road and Strawberry Hill Road. Through the generosity of the sisters who owned this property, Rosita Corey and Elizabeth Corey Bourquin, CLCT was able to purchase the property for far less than its assessed value. It consists of 23 acres of hayfields, woods, and wetlands.
Land The 5-acre Ferguson property was donated by
Hugh and Winifred Ferguson in 1997. The property links Garfield
Road with the Willow Guzzle Town of Concord land.
Land Donated by Lynn Ellen Freeman and Peter Martin
in 1996, the 14 acre parcel abuts the Bemis land in the Spencer
Meadow More than 29 acres of wetland downstream of
Nashawtuc Bridge were purchased by CLCT in 1961 from Alicia French
and stretches to the Town of Concord land at Egg Rock.
Land The Hallenbeck land consists of 4 parcels totaling
more than 20 acres off Lowell Road. The bulk of the property was
donated by Jane Hallenbeck to CLCT in 1995. Two additional parcels
(approximately 5 acres in the aggregate) were purchased by COLF
and donated to CLCT in 1996. The purchase was made possible through
the efforts and donations of neighbors working with CLCT and COLF.
Land Two parcels off Old Road to Nine Acre Corner
near the Concord Country Club and the Town’s Deaconess well site
were donated to CLCT in 1961-1962. A parcel consisting of almost
11 acres was donated by Gladys Hosmer, and an additional 3 acres
were donated by the J&E Company.
Hubbard Brook Farmfield Almost 18 acres of land near the corner of Route 2 and Sudbury Road acquired in the spring of 2008. It is adjacent to CLCT’s Soutter Field and Bigelow Woods (77 acres). This land represents an important step in our initiative to save local farmland. The property was acquired through the donations of neighbors, CLCT members and Town residents. A grant from Concord’s Community Preservation Fund was also received.
Land Purchased from Mrs. Huggins in 1978, the Huggins
Land comprises almost 18 acres off Westford Road in the Spencer
Land The 16.5 acre Hutchins property was purchased
from the heirs of Gordon Hutchins by CLCT in 1971. The property
is located in the Estabrook Woods along Two Rod Road near Punkatasset
Hill, Saw Mill Brook and Hutchins Pond.
Land Located near Elm Street, the Kazmaier land consists
of open fields comprised of 4 parcels totaling 16 acres. The property
was gifted to CLCT in 1979-1981 and is used for agricultural purposes.
Land The Keyes land consists of almost 28 wooded
acres on Strawberry Hill Road. The first 15 acres were donated
to CLCT by Henry Keyes in 1976, and in 2002, Judy and Jonathan Keyes
donated an additional 12.65 acres.
Land The 9-acre Martin Land was donated to CLCT by
Maude Smith and Helen Martin in 1970. The wooded property links
Park Lane to the Assabet River.
Farm The 52-acre Miller Farm was donated to CLCT
by the Poutasse family in 2001. The property consists of wooded
upland and farm land along Sudbury Road. CLCT plans to continue
to lease the open land for agricultural purposes.
Land (click for map) Situated off Lowell Road in the Spencer Brook
Valley, the Newbury Land includes 34 acres of open upland, woods
and a portion of the Brook. The property was a gift by Anne Newbury
in 1990. Donations by CLCT members and transactions by COLF helped
cover the cost of the access trail.
Woods Located in the Spencer Brook Valley, the 4.5
acre Piney Woods property was purchased by CLCT in 2000 with the
aid of donations from neighbors and other CLCT members.
Island This island in Fairhaven Bay was a gift of
Edwin D. Brooke, Jr. in 1981. The property consists of 2.7 acres
and is accessible only by boat.
Land A gift of Thomas Sherwood to CLCT in 1966, the
10.5-acre Sherwood property abuts the Concord and Assabet Rivers
at Lowell Road.
Willard Woods The Simon Willard Woods consists of
approximately 65 acres stretching for almost a mile along the Assabet
River. The upland portion of the property (26 acres) was purchased
from the Garth family, and the land along the river (39 acres) is
owned by Marian Korbet, who donated a conservation restriction.
The purchase of the Garth property was made possible by generous
donations raised by a neighborhood committee working with CLCT.
Field and Bigelow Woods This 77-acre property is
located on the corner of Sudbury Road and Route 2. The property
was donated in 1993 by Mary Soutter and consists of a summer cow
pasture and wet woodland.
Land Spaulding & Co. Inc. and affiliates donated
two parcels of land totaling nearly 40 acres along Elm Brook off
Virginia Road to CLCT in 2002. The property abuts the Thoreau birthplace,
the Elm Brook Housing development, Town of Concord land and Hanscom
Thornton Woods This 4.2 acre parcel contains the trailhead on lower Garfield Road that links to Land Trust trails in Anderson Woods and, through the Town’s Willow Guzzle, with the Land Trust’s Ferguson Land and Miller Farm properties. The land was acquired in the spring of 2008.
Woods (click for map) Among the first properties acquired by CLCT,
Wright Woods links Walden Pond Reservation with the Sudbury River
and conservation land of the Town of Concord and abuts land owned
by the Walden Woods organization. Initially consisting of gifts
by Helen Wright beginning in 1959 and eventually aggregating some
213 acres, the property has been augmented over the years by additional
gifts in the Fairhaven Hill area from Henry Seton, Helen Wright’s
estate, Eric Parkman Smith, Mary S. Thompson and Eunice Knight.
Today, Wright Woods and neighboring parcels total approximately
281 acres, chiefly woodland.