In 1991, Frederick and Florence Call granted a conservation easement to BTLT over 163 acres of their working farm on the north side of Topsham. They also worked with the land trust to provide public access to the property. A 2.5-mile network of trails, designed by nationally known trail designer Reuben Rajala of Gorham, New Hampshire, now surrounds the property. The trail construction was a group effort: The Boy Scouts, Bowdoin College Ski Team and Outing Club, Brunswick High School Outing Club and Conservation Club, and Maine Conservation Corps all pitched in, and Maine Woodworkers Association created the signage.
The trails traverse hardwood and softwood forests and provide views of Bradley Pond, the Cathance River as it flows in and out of the pond, and the surrounding wetlands. There is a diverse community of bird life in the marshes and woods and a wonderful natural landscape around the farmstead.
During all seasons, it is extremely important that you stay on the trails while you are at Bradley Pond Farm. The easement does not grant the public access to the fields. Most people who donate conservation easements do not go the additional step of allowing the public to use the land, so please be respectful of the opportunity to use the trail system to enjoy this property.
The trails are designed for hiking and cross-country skiing. Snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, mountain bikes, and pets are not permitted.