This scenic and productive hay field located at the northern boundary of Concord provides a link in the conservation corridor of Spencer Brook, joining protected land in Carlisle to the 172 acres that CLCT has conserved in the upper Spencer Brook Valley over the course of 40 years.
Hartwell Meadow, farmed since the late 1600s, was part of a productive farming agricultural area in northwest Concord from the 17th to the 20th century. In acquiring this property, CLCT is reinforcing the work that so many others have done to preserve the farming heritage of the neighborhood, including Vic and Mary Tyler who placed a conservation restriction on the 15 acres of hayfield immediately adjacent to Hartwell Meadow.
hayfield, trail connection
There are no developed trails on this property at this time. At an opening in the treeline on the south side of Hartwell Road, a trail leads across private property south to Westford Road; from there, one can connect to our Spencer Brook valley trail system. The owners of the hayfield across which the trail runs allow the public to enjoy this access; please behave respectfully.
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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