Miller Farm and Garfield Road

Year Acquired / 1997 to 2015
Size / 52
Trails / 5
Properties / 4

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.

Across Sudbury Road from the Miller Farm Farm is the Town-owned Willow Guzzle. If you enter here and turn right, the trail takes you past an abandoned well and windmill and then climbs steeply, entering CLCT’s Anderson Woods. As you enter the Thornton Woods you can find white oaks and ferns and glimpses of the ledge outcrops that underlie the length of the ridge.


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

Trail Conditions

Generally easy walk, some slight hills, 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

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. 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 members. Photo taken by: @bernadettethefashionette

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. Photo taken by: @k.wilkinsonphotography

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.

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.

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