Grand Opening at Smith

Dan Stimson and Laura Mattei (at right in photo) led the walk for our conservation partners. Photo by Rick Findlay.
Dan Stimson and Laura Mattei (at right in photo) led the walk for our conservation partners. Photo by Rick Findlay.
The walkers paused along the trail to discuss the wonderful wildlife habitat at Smith Conservation Land. Photo by Rick Findlay.
The walkers paused along the trail to discuss the wonderful wildlife habitat at Smith Conservation Land. Photo by Rick Findlay.

On Sunday, January 12, a day when the weather seemed more appropriate for early June, SVT and our conservation partners held a grand opening trail walk at the Smith Conservation Land on the Littleton-Harvard town line.

SVT's Laura Mattei (Director of Stewardship) and Dan Stimson (Assistant Director of Stewardship) led the walk for the project partners who helped purchase and protect this property. In attendance were representatives of Harvard Conservation Commission, Harvard Conservation Trust, Littleton Conservation Trust, and Littleton Conservation Commission. We were also pleased to welcome Steve Smith of the Smith family, who previously owned the land.

To make it easier for the public to access the trails, we have created a parking area on Whitcomb Avenue in Littleton. With trail loops now open on both sides of the road, Smith Conservation Land boasts expansive views of both Beaver Brook Marsh and Black Pond Ravine.

Get directions and a trail map.

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