Land Trust staff and volunteers have been working hard in the hot and humid conditions this summer to re-open the trails at Bradley Pond Farm. Conserved by a conservation easement in 1991, the privately owned Bradley Pond Farm was the Land Trust’s first public access easement property and has been home to well used trails for nearly 30 years. The trails were temporarily closed in late 2020 due to the pandemic and trail user issues. Since then, the Land Trust and property landowners have been working together to redesign the trail system to avoid low lying wet areas and places where the trail was located near the private residence and other off limit areas. The redesigned trail system features a new consolidated parking area and three new sections of trail that preserve many aspects of the original trail user experience including walking through the quiet woods, along the farm fields, and looking out over the wetland shoreline to Bradley Pond Farm.
Trail building will continue through the summer with the anticipated re-opening of the trails to the public this fall. Please visit this page for updates on the current status of the trail.