O’Brien Farm

This farm was established in 1886 and was protected in 2013 by its 4th generation owner, Charles McColough. Many partners participated in this effort, including Town of Westford, Sudbury Valley Trustees, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Westford Land Preservation Foundation, private supporters, and even the Trust. This acquisition is a vital link in a wildlife corridor extending to the east and west. The farm property, which is not part of the conservation restriction, has an English style barn built before 1800. The barn was recently re-roofed, keeping the uneven roof line intact.

The trail network winds through various habitats including wooded uplands, open meadow, marsh land and along year round Heart Pond Brook, also called Pond Brook.

A large parking area is off Vose road on the south side of the brook. Trails on this side are flat except for the trail that drops steeply to the edge of the brook.

The bulk of the trails are accessed from Vose Road north of the brook, a short walk from the west end of the trails from the parking area. There are meadow views, forest roads, close views of the brook, and some bird houses. The land owner has placed Adirondack-style chairs at several locations.

Parking: Ample

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Parking, trailheads and trails for O’Brien Farm





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