Nashawtuc Hill

Year Acquired / 1993-2010
Size / 77 acres
Trails / extensive system
Properties / 6

Concord’s rivers take center stage in the walks around Nashawtuc Hill. This assemblage of protected lands has come about over 50 years, thanks to the generosity of numerous land donors, neighbors, and members who value its unspoiled character.  Protected lands include Simon Willard Woods, Brengle-Ham Field, Brooks-Hudson Meadow, French’s Meadow, Shaw Land, Sherwood Red Maple Swamp.


spectacular river views, ice skating on French’s Meadow, dramatic spring floods, abandoned railroad bed

Trail Conditions

easy walk, wet areas, some slight hills

Entrances / parking

French’s Meadow parking on Nashawtuc Road causeway

Brooks Hudson parking on Musketaquid Road

Simon Willard Woods parking near the end of Simon Willard Road

Explore Nashawtuc Hill

Assabet Woodlot

At the heart of Nashawtuc Hill’s open space lies a three acre parcel known as the “Woodlot”. This property was acquired in 2006 through generous donations from neighbors and CLCT members.

Brengle-Ham Field

The Field consists of approximately 7 acres just off Musterfield Road. 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.

Brooks-Hudson Meadow

This property is a combination of two gifts of adjacent parcels in 1965. Three and one half acres were donated by Ruth F. Brooks and two and a half acres were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Reginald deK. Hudson. The land runs along the Sudbury River between Elm Street and Musketaquid Road. Photo by: @follingeyes

French’s Meadow

More than 29 acres of flood plain were purchased by CLCT in 1961 from Alicia French
and stretch from the Nashawtuc Bridge to the Town of Concord's Egg Rock.

Shaw Land

The Shaw family has made several gifts of land over the years on Nashawtuc Hill. These include two 1 acre parcels donated by Walter Shaw in 1961 and 1965 and 5.3 acres of pasture land donated by Gordon Shaw in 2010.

Simon Willard Woods

The Simon Willard Woods consists of approximately 26 acres of woodland and was purchased from the Garth family in 2000. The purchase was made possible by generous donations raised by a neighborhood committee working with CLCT. As part of this campaign, Marian Korbet donated a conservation restriction on 39 acres of her own land along the Assabet River.

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