Codman East and Bergen-Culver

Codman East and the Bergen-Culver land stretch from the railroad tracks to the Lincoln Public Schools as a large conservation area filled with woods, fields, ponds, and most recently, the People for Pollinators meadow. Suggested Route Park at the Lincoln Public Schools. The trail entrance is by the baseball diamond. Enter the field and walk … Read more

Codman North/East

Codman is a large area of conservation land with hayfields, pastures, forests, and wetlands as well as the historic Codman House and Codman Farm. The Codman Family owned the property from 1790 until 1968 when Dorothy Codman willed her mansion and surrounding land to Historic New England and 25 acres of forest to LLCT. The … Read more

Beaver Pond / Stony Brook South

Beaver Pond is a beautiful north-south running conservation area filled with ponds, wetlands, forests, and meadows. Historically, the entire area was extensively used for farming: the wetlands were dammed and ditched for hay, and the upland areas were used for pasture and woodlots. Jean Wood Preston, the wife of then LLCT president Bill Preston, gave … Read more

Silver Hill Bog / Browning Fields / Pigeon Hill / Cannon-Holden Fields

These conservation areas southeast of Lincoln Center are filled with upland pastures, open water, areas of bog, and forested wetlands. Silver Hill Bog was one of LLCT’s first land acquisitions. Browning Fields are well known in town as bobolink nesting grounds, a threatened bird species in Massachusetts. Pigeon Hill was once home to a flock … Read more

Pierce Park

Pierce Park is an open space complex located in the center of Lincoln, with 30 acres of lawns, forests, and two ponds. The park is a popular spot for picnics and the house and grounds are frequently used for weddings and other celebrations. In 1907, John Pierce bequeathed his farm and house to the Town … Read more

Wheeler Farm / Cemetery / Flint Fields

Wheeler farm is a 54-acre property north of Lincoln Center that was settled in 1717 and farmed for nearly 250 years. A stroll through the former fruit and dairy farm reveals evidence of historic cultivation and orchards. The historic Lexington Road Cemetery also contains the oldest burying ground in Lincoln, the Precinct Cemetery. Wheeler Farm … Read more

Flint’s Pond

As one of the most prominent natural resource features in Lincoln, Flint’s Pond serves as a wonderful recreation amenity and the town’s major water supply. After the arrival of European settlers, the land around the pond was used for meadows, orchards, pastureland, and woodland. In 1874, Concord and Lincoln began using Flint’s Pond as a … Read more

Adams Woods

Adams Woods is a 104-acre property that is situated in both Lincoln and Concord. The Andromeda Ponds are the gem of this conservation area and were named by Henry David Thoreau. The property also has abundant forestlands and a meadow near Fairhaven Bay. Adams Woods was acquired by the Town in 1977 with substantial assistance … Read more

Farrar Pond

Farrar Pond is an 88-acre pond in the southwestern corner of Lincoln. A wooded trail offers winding scenic vistas along the southern shoreline. Farrar Pond was originally a low-lying hay field called Oaky Bottom. In the early 1900s, Edward R. Farrar flooded Oaky Bottom to create the pond we see today. Recognizing the area’s conservation … Read more

Mount Misery

Mount Misery is the largest conservation area in Lincoln, with 227 acres of agricultural fields, woods, hills, and ponds. Farm fields near Old Concord Road meet shady woods on top of the hill, and descend to shrubby wetlands along the Sudbury River. Mount Misery was privately owned until 1969 when the Town of Lincoln purchased … Read more