O’Connor has a lovely neighborhood trail system, allowing for an easy walk. Nearby vernal pools provide habitat for species like spotted salamanders, spring peepers, and wood frogs, and after their breeding season, many of these species travel upland to forests like those protected here.

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Owned by the Town of Bedford, the O’Connor land contains wooded uplands and wetlands, and it lies within a region that holds residential, industrial, and conservation lands. In 2009, the Town donated a conservation restriction (CR) on the property to SVT to ensure the land will never be developed and that its conservation values will be maintained.

The trail system provides a much-need place for respite and exercise in the midst of a heavily developed area. The trail can be accessed from the parking area as well as from slightly north of 457 Old Billerica Road and from behind 10 Noreen Drive in Bedford.   

  • The land includes habitat for the blue-spotted salamander, a species of special concern in Massachusetts.
  • Horseback riding is permitted on the trails.  
  • The southern trail connects to a trail on the Bedford Woods CR, which is maintained by the Town of Bedford.  
  • The property lies in close proximity to the Town of Bedford’s Shawsheen River Conservation Area to the south and Fortune Drive Conservation Area to the north.


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463 Old Billerica Road, Bedford, MA

From Route 3 in Bedford, take Exit 73. Follow Route 62 west toward Bedford for approximately 0.7 mile. Turn right onto Old Billerica Road. Go 1.7 miles. Turn right onto a very narrow access road (driveway) between two house lots. Number 463 is marked on a stone wall at the entrance to access the road. Go 200 feet to the parking area.  

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