With the help of our members and neighbors, CLCT has successfully completed the acquisition of Hartwell Meadow, a scenic and productive 5.3-acre hayfield at the border between Concord and Carlisle. This was the first time that CLCT purchased land by exercising the right of first refusal (ROFR) under Chapter 61A, the agricultural land tax. In doing so, we had to match the price that the owners had received through a bona fide offer to purchase – $775,000 for the single-family house lot that was the permitted use of this land under a prior subdivision approval.
This scenic and productive hay field located at the northern boundary of Concord provides a link in the conservation corridor of Spencer Brook.
There are no developed trails on this property at this time. At an opening in the treeline on the south side of Hartwell Road, a trail leads across private property south to Westford Road; from there, one can connect to our Spencer Brook valley trail system. The owners of the hayfield across which the trail runs allow the public to enjoy this access; please behave respectfully.
“ playmate, come out and play with me. ”
The acquisition of Hartwell Meadow
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Miller Farm and Garfield Road
Bigelow Woods, Soutter Field and Hubbard Brook Farmfield
Hosmer Land and Mattison Field
Upper Spencer Brook Valley
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