Our Protected Lands

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Properties Owned by Hilltown Land Trust: 597 acres

Map - Old Goshen Road, Williamsburg, MABradley Sanctuary, Williamsburg: 41 acres with trail system. Gift of Oliver Bradley and Barbara Bradley Rust. Click here for a trail map and more information.

Breckenridge Sanctuary, Williamsburg: 67 acres with trail system. Gift of Margaret Breckenridge. Click here for a trail map and more information.

Jackson Swamp (2 parcels), Worthington: 110 landlocked acres without public access. Gift of Karl Davies Sr.

Stevens Properties (3 parcels), Huntington/Westhampton: Over 460 acres including nearly 5 miles of hiking trails. Much of this property was given to HLT by Frank Stevens in 2003 and 2005. An adjacent 82 acres of forest land was donated to HLT in 2014 by Dr. Nancy Weiss to be left forever wild.  Click here for a trail map and more information.

Conservation Restrictions (CR’s) held by Hilltown Land Trust: 2,490 acres

We hold and manage the Conservation Restrictions for 32 privately owned parcels of land. For a visual depiction of our protected lands, please click the link below to see the most up-to-date map of our holdings.

HLT Service Area Map

Agricultural Preservation Restrictions (APR’s) and Massachusetts DCR pass-throughs facilitated by HLT: 576 acres

Krug Sugarbush, Chesterfield: 80 acres transferred to Mass DCR.

Long Pond, Chesterfield: 28 acres adjacent to Krug Sugarbush, also transferred to Mass DCR.

Albert Airstrip Parcel APR, Worthington: 138 acres

Kellogg Farm APRs, Worthington: 250 acres

Chucklebrook Farm APR, Worthington: 80 acres

Chucklebrook Farm, Worthington, MA

Stevens Work Party

We are hosting a work party at the Stevens property on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th, from 9 a.m. until 11 or 12. We’re hoping some of you who have stayed in town may enjoy a little fun work on your day off. Our Land Stewardship Coordinator Tamsin will also be offering a bird walk […]

Bird Habitat Assessment completed on the Stevens Property

Macy the dog looking out into the woods

By Tamsin Flanders, MassLIFT Land Stewardship Coordinator ’16-‘17 In 2016 HLT received a grant through the Foresters for the Birds Program (a partnership of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Massachusetts Audubon, and Mass Woodlands Institute) to revise the forest management plan for our Stevens property. The grant helped pay for a forester to […]

Tornado Cleanup at the Bradley Sanctuary

Volunteers at the Bradley Sanctuary in the snow

On February 25th a bad wind storm hit the hilltowns, centered around a tornado that touched down in Conway and Goshen, tearing roofs off a number of homes and damaging more with fallen trees. In other nearby towns, the storm caused power outages and more downed trees. Fortunately, no one was reported injured in the […]

Newly Conserved Land in Goshen!

We are thrilled to announce that Hilltown Land Trust has completed our 32nd Conservation Restriction, the Warner Parcel in Goshen! The 200-acre property, donated by Gary Warner of Florence, protects key wetland and wildlife habitat within the Berkshire Wildlife Linkage—a passage connecting the Green Mountains in Vermont to the Hudson Highlands in New York. Wetland habitats like this […]

Hilltown Land Trust Protects 125 acres in Chester!

We are very excited to share that HLT permanently protected 125 acres of important wildlife habitat and water resources in Chester! Landowners Sarah and William Freedberg of Northampton and Chester donated a Conservation Restriction on their land to Hilltown Land Trust. The Freedbergs always wanted to conserve their scenic property which includes the top of Round […]