Our Upper Spencer Brook property is an assemblage of seven parcels acquired over a 25-year span. The terrain rises from marshes and streams meandering toward Spencer Brook to upland pastures and bold ledge outcroppings creating a ravine unusual to Concord.
The terrain rises from marshes and streams meandering toward Spencer Brook to upland pastures and bold ledge outcroppings creating a ravine unusual in Concord. Many stone walls indicate both old property lines and former pasture fields, since grown over into woods. Look for the several giant oaks whose spreading limbs tell of their earlier life in open pastures. A carpet of lowbush blueberry and Canadian mayflower rises and falls with the contours, yielding to large boulders and exposed ledge. A pair of parallel walls tells of a cattle run used to guide livestock from the pasture off Pope Road down to water in the ravine.
Some 50 acres in the northern portion of this area are shown on the map as being under conservation restriction. This is private land and visitors are asked to remain on the trails shown on the map. The sweeping open fields are harvested for their hay.
Dramatic ravine, cross country skiing and snowshoeing
A variety of trail options with some steep sections
Pedestrian access only at trail head on Strawberry Hill Road, between houses at #736 and #759 Strawberry Hill Road
Park in field across from #107 Westford Road / Walk in on the driveway of #77 + #78 Westford Road / Trail head parallels the drive on the right .
Spencer Brook Valley
This area of the Spencer Brook Valley has been protected thanks to the forethought and generosity of owners, neighbors and members:
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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