About DLCT

About The Dover Land Conservation Trust

The Dover Land Conservation Trust is a private nonprofit organization that promotes the preservation of Dover’s rural character by conserving and maintaining land for protection of our groundwater quality, passive recreation areas and scenic views. Since its establishment in 1965, the Dover Land Conservation Trust has relied solely on generous individuals to help us acquire and preserve over 600 acres of land so that current and future generations may enjoy our many hiking, biking, and walking trails, as well as for the betterment of the wildlife and plant life therein. Our properties are open to the public; in all cases, please respect adjacent  private property. Among those particularly good for walking are:

  • Snow Hill Reservation is the largest parcel (110 acres, with open walking access) owned by the Dover Land Conservation Trust. The access road off Pine Street is marked ” Ralph McAllister Fire Tower ” on the right hand side of Pine Street, about a mile south of the intersection of Pine and Centre Streets.
  • Springdale Field (17 acres, with open walking access), accessed from Springdale Ave.
  • Pegan Hill Reservation (24 acres, with open walking access contiguous to larger reservation owned by The Trustees of Reservations), accessed from the TTOR parking lot located off Pleasant Street on Pegan Lane in Natick.
  • Bartlett Pines (21 acres, with open walking access), accessed from Claybrook Rd.
  • The Gregg property (42 acres, with open walking access), off Haven Terrace
  • The Reidy property (8 acres, with open walking access) off Annie King Lane
  • The Donnelly property (19 acres, with open walking access) off Hunt Drive

Supporting the DLCT

The Trustees are eager to work with landowners who want to preserve land, by outright purchase or donation of land, or by entering into conservation restrictions.

We seek the community’s ideas on all aspects of land conservation. Protecting land requires money, and the DLCT is a private nonprofit organization that receives no town or government funds. It is completely dependent on the generosity of people like you.

To make a donation, contact us, or join our mailing list please visit our “Support DLCT” Page.

Board of Trustees

Thomas D. French, President
Mitchell Burman, Treasurer
Henry B. Faulkner
Stephen Bates, Ranger
A. Boynton Glidden, Emeritus
David W. Lewis, Jr.
Charles W. Long, Emeritus
Gilbert G. Menna
Sara Molyneaux
John Shue
Sarah E. Stuart