This joint project by the Town of Concord and the Land Trust preserved a beautiful and distinctive landscape including a mile of of frontage on the Concord River. The network of trails affords access to a series of eskers, historic artifacts (a canoe house and cabin foundations) and wooded flood plains.
The purchase of October Farm Riverfront was made possible thanks to very generous private donations, the residents of Concord, and a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Ownership is divided between the Town (33 acres) and the Land Trust (47 acres).
Bird and wildlife habitat, a stone canoe house, vernal pools, river views
Both easy and very steep trails, some seasonal flooding
Parking area at the end of Ball’s Hill Road, off Monument Street.
Explore October Farm Riverfront
Just west of the cabin, sheep laurel, catbriar, and shadbush can be found with some intermingled elms, maples, and oaks.
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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