Protected open space is at the heart of what makes Dover special. If there is an open field or beautiful forest you cherish, chances are good it is owned and maintained by the Dover Land Conservation Trust. Through the generosity of many over the years, the Land Trust protects over 600 of the most precious acres in town. We are working actively to increase this number.
Our properties include the marvelous field at the corner of Springdale Avenue and Farm Street, the woodlands of Snow Hill surrounding the highest point in town, the pine groves on Claybrook Road, and the meadows on Pine and Pleasant streets. All of these lovely properties, and many more, are protected forever and open to the public for walking, cross country skiing. riding or quiet contemplation.
Over the past year, we completed acquisition of a critical 24-acre parcel on the top of Pegan Hill, creating over 100 acres of permanently protected hilltop with rolling fields and breathtaking views to Mounts Wachusett and Monadnock. We encourage you to visit! You will find an expanded parking lot, maintained by The Trustees of Reservations, at the end of Pegan Lane off of Pleasant Street. In October, we hosted the second annual Springdale Field Festival, at which town residents of all ages enjoyed music and each other’s company amid glorious fall foliage. We are currently hard at work on several additional projects to protect important open space in our town.
Protecting land requires money and The Dover Land Conservation Trust receives no town or government funds. It is completely dependent on the generosity of people like you. We hope you will give as generously as you can to help protect Dover’s rural atmosphere.
Thank you for your support!