Gowing’s Swamp

Year Acquired / 2012
Size / 7.2
Trails / 10
Properties / 2

In 2012 CLCT purchased a 7.2 acre portion of Gowing’s Swamp thanks to the generous support of the landowner and the community. This rare and beauiful bog is tucked away below a glacial ridge. The loop walk around the bog traverses protected land in three ownerships including this parcel owned by CLCT.


dog walking, bird habitat, wild life

Trail Conditions

easy walk, wet areas, some slight hills

Entrances / parking

West Entrance:

Trail ahead off Strawberry Hill Road, between houses at #736 and #759 Strawberry Hill Road

East Entrance:

Park across from #107 Westford Road / 
Walk in on the driveway of #77 + #78 Westford Road / Trail head parallels the drive on the right

Explore this land

The land regulations

Please stay on marked trails

Leave the land as you found it

Do not remove plants, wildlife, stones, or historical artifacts

Carry out litter and dog waste and dispose of properly

Dogs must be under control at all times

Please observe posted restrictions for horses and bicycles

No camping, fires, or hunting (except by special permission)

No alcoholic beverages

No motorized vehicles except to provide ADA access