Miller Farm and Garfield Road

Year Acquired / 1997 to 2015
Size / 52 acres
Trails / 2
Properties / 5

These two properties frame one of Concord’s principal agricultural areas, where farming has been a way of life for over 300 years. On the west side of the valley, the 52-acre Miller Farm consists of wooded upland and farm land along Sudbury Road. These two properties frame one of Concord’s principal agricultural areas, Nine Acre Corner, where farming has been a way of life for over 300 years. CLCT  continues to lease the open land for agricultural purposes.

Across Sudbury Road from the Miller Farm Farm the Land Trust property defines the eastern ridge of the valley; walks here afford views across the farm fields as well as interesting ledge formations and lime-tolerant plants.

The protection of CLCT lands along Garfield Road was achieved through the forethought and generosity of members and neighbors.

Features

Historic farm fields, old barn foundation, one of Concord’s largest hemlocks

Trail Conditions

Generally easy walk, some slight hills and wet areas

Entrances / parking

Sudbury Road:

Parking for 2-3 cars along Sudbury Road at Willow Guzzle sign

Willard School:

Park in the Willard School parking lot / Please do not park during school hours

Garfield Road:

Park in the parking area in front of Thornton Woods

Explore the land

Miller Farm


The 52-acre Miller Farm was donated to CLCT by the Poutasse family in 2001.The trails on this property are located primarily in the upland woods, looping from Powder Mill Road by Willard School through the open floor of a mature oak/pine woods and descending to a dirt farm road along the fields. Local farmers continue to farm these fields; please do not disturb the crops. The foundation of an old stone barn can be found a short walk down Powder Mill Road. Panorama image courtesy of John Wood.

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 with strong support from the Thornton family, members and neighbors.

Anderson Woods



Purchased by COLF in 1998, the house on the property was sold and the remaining 10 acres were donated to CLCT in 1999. Panorama image courtesy of John Wood.

Ferguson Land

The 5-acre Ferguson property was acquired in 1997, along with donated conservation restrictions on 6.7 abutting acres. The property links Garfield Road with the Town's Willow Guzzle Land.

North Corner

A 5.6 acre woodland located at the intersection of Garfield and Sudbury Roads was purchased in 2015 thanks to the generous support of Land Trust members. It is directly adjacent to the trail on the Ferguson property.

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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