The Town manages over 1,400 acres of conservation land in Concord. Some of the more popular areas include the Hapgood Wright Town Forest, Punkatasset Conservation Area, and the Old Rifle Range. Conservation lands are open to the public, subject to certain Rules and Regulations and visitors are encouraged to enjoy these areas. Certain activities require a Land Use Permit from the Division of Natural Resources (DNR). Please contact the DNR with any questions at 978-318-3285.
Copies of the Town of Concord Trails Map are available at the Division of Natural Resources and Town Clerk Offices for $7. Click here to view the Town Wide Trail Map. In addition, click here to view individual trail maps and guides completed by the Trails Committee and others that provide information about the historical and ecological treasures each property possesses, as well as, links to adjacent Town and regional trail systems.
Due to recent increases in dog activity, and conflicts between dogs, wildlife, and other trails users and uses, the Natural Resources Commission will hold a public meeting to consider leash restrictions at some of Concord's conservation lands, including Punkatasset, Mattison Field, and farmlands on conservation land.
This meeting will be held on Thursday,
May 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Town House.
All are welcome to participate in the discussion.
Click on the links below to learn more on canine conflicts: