Tucked behind the houses on Lowell Road, the Hallenbeck Land’s 18 acres reveal a varied landscape of old meadow and glaciated woodlands. The bulk of the property was donated by Jane Hallenbeck to CLCT in 1995. Two additional parcels (approximately 5 acres in the aggregate) were purchased by COLF and donated to CLCT in 1996.
Bird habitat, old meadow, kettlehole pond
Level with some steep areas; plank boardwalk, small bridge
Park along Indian Spring Road and then walk north along Lowell Road on a sidewalk about 0.2 miles and the trail-head will be on the left-hand side with a sign indicating Hallenbeck Land.
Explore Hallenbeck Land
The loop trail begins on a mowed path that follows the perimeter of a 1 ¼ acre meadow; note the large flat stones that were set by early farmers to bridge the ditches and brooks. At the far side of the meadow, the trail enters an oak and pine woods and rises and falls with the glaciated terrain. The far western corner of the property surrounds a kettlehole bog. While this is slowly becoming a shrub wetland, the sphagnum moss at its perimeter is growing over water and peat; for your safety, do not attempt to walk into the bog.
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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