Metacomet Land Trust
PO Box 231
Franklin, MA 02038

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Metacomet Land Trust owns 360 acres of Conservation Land and holds conservation restrictions on 338 acres. We also co-own 20 acres in Sutton with the MA DCR and own 7 affordable housing lots in Franklin. Properties conserved by Metacomet are located in Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, Mendon, Milbury, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, and Wrentham.


Conservation Land


The Daniels Farm, Mendon Street: The land trust retains ownership of the 130 acres of woodland for open space and trails originally donated by Doris Daniels King in 1998. In June 2007, we conveyed a permanent conservation restriction on approximately 127 acres to the Mass Department of Fish and Game. The CR allows for future construction of an educational center and office.


Reid Memorial Conservation Area on Daniels Road (14.5 acres).

Dawn Marie Circle (10.5 acres).

Franklin Woods off Lincoln Street (41.8 acres).

Coronation Drive;  outdoor classroom used by Kennedy Elementary School and Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary. Dedicated to Alfred S. Ferguson in May 2000 (1.75 acres).

Sutton and Milbury

Chase Road.(126.9 acres).


Central Turnpike (3.2 acres).

Putnam Hill Road, 6.5 acres donated by James and Marina Gvazdauskas, January 2001.

Manchaug Road, 9 acres donated by Otco, Inc. in November, 2001.

Manchaug Road, 6 acres donated by John & Donna Couture, December 2002.

Lake Manchaug Overlook, 9.3 acres donated by Gretchen Richards and Robert Ferragamo, December, 2010.

One-half interest in land off Putnam Hill Road in Sutton consisting of 6 acres  donated by Robert Nunnemacher, 2014

One-half interest in land off Mendon Road in Sutton consisting of 14 acres donated by Marie Linder, 2014


Conservation Restrictions


11.7 acres on Charles River, off Plymouth Road: owned by the Bellingham Conservation Commission.


14.3 acres on Providence Raod owned and donated by Shirley Smith.

97 acres, Meadow Brook Uplands, owned by Town of Mendon

26.2 acres, Muddy Brook South, owned by Town of Mendon

24.2 acres, Muddy Brook North, owned by Town of Mendon


35 acres, Dan Griffiths Property, now owned by new owners.


62 acres, Chestnut Street owned and donated by the Bernat family.


27 acres, Fox Fire Farm, Hazel Street, owned by the Hanscom family.

13.6 acres adjacent to Laurel Brook Club property donated by the New England Forestry Foundation, 2009.


27 acres at the Hancock Christmas Tree Farm, 508 Hancock Street, donated by Bill and Joyce Marland, December, 2005.


Afforable Housing Properties

Seven house lots in Franklin owned by Metacomet Land Trust and leased to owners of affordable homes on each parcel, total acreage 4.8 acres