These two areas frame one of Concord’s principal agricultural lands, where farming has been a way of life for over 300 years. On the west side of the valley, the 52-acre Miller Farm consists of wooded upland and farm land along Sudbury Road. The Land Trust continues to lease the open land for agricultural purposes. Across Sudbury Road from Miller Farm, the eastern ridge of the valley is defined by the Land Trust’s Garfield Road properties, Ferguson Land, Thornton Woods, and Anderson Woods. Walks here afford views across the farm fields as well as interesting ledge formations and lime-tolerant plants. The protection of Land Trust lands along Garfield Road was achieved through the forethought and generosity of members and neighbors.
Historic farm fields, old barn foundation, one of Concord’s largest hemlocks
Generally easy walk, some slight hills and wet areas
Parking for 2-3 cars along Sudbury Road at Willow Guzzle sign
Park in the Willard School parking lot / Please do not park during school hours
Park in the parking area in front of Thornton Woods
Explore the land
The 52-acre Miller Farm was donated to CLCT by the Poutasse family in 2001.The trails on this property are located primarily in the upland woods, looping from Powder Mill Road by Willard School through the open floor of a mature oak/pine woods and descending to a dirt farm road along the fields. Local farmers continue to farm these fields; please do not disturb the crops. The foundation of an old stone barn can be found a short walk down Powder Mill Road. Panorama image courtesy of John Wood.
Purchased by COLF in 1998, the house on the property was sold and the remaining 10 acres were donated to CLCT in 1999. Panorama image courtesy of John Wood.
View more land
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