The Corey-Bourquin Field is an intrinsic part of the historic and agricultural landscape along Barrett’s Mill Road. Its fields and woodlands provide a fitting backdrop to the Colonial-era houses within the Barrett’s Mill Historic District. Once used to grow strawberries and asparagus at the turn of the last century, the fields are now managed for hay production.
Through the generosity of the sisters who owned this property, Rosita Corey and Elizabeth Corey Bourquin, CLCT was able to purchase the property for far less than its assessed value. The sisters grew up in the adjacent farmhouse and bought the backland in 1967 to prevent its development as a residential subdivision; in allowing CLCT to acquire it, they protected it twice over!
Expansive views of hayfield, Barred Owl habitat
Level walk, some wet areas
Park on the shoulder on the northside of Barrett’s Mill Road, between house #222 and #268.
Trail begins at the left (west) end of the split rail fence.
Explore Corey-Bourquin Field
As one enters the woods and walks in a counter-clockwise direction, the trail parallels the hayfield, passing through a second growth pine woods. Turning north, it dips down toward a hardwood swamp to the right. Note the large patches of haircap moss that carpet the forest floor as the trail turns west, passing a former open field, now overgrown. Panorama cu
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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