Conservation & Public Land

Pepperell's Conservation Land and Open Spaces

Pepperell is blessed with a lovely rural character that the Town and the Conservation Commission are working to protect. Over the last several years, Town Meeting has set aside parcels for conservation and protected others by means of deed restrictions.  However, it is an on-going challenge to balance the inevitable growth of the Town, the numerous new housing developments that are a function of Pepperell's appeal, and the desire to have Pepperell remain true to its current beauty.

Town of Pepperell Conservation Land Rules and Regulations

Open Space Map

Download a full-resolution 25x34" PDF version or a downsized, standard printer 8x11" PDF version of the Open Space Map. 


Conservation Areas

Details for each conservation area are available in the side menu. 

Town of Pepperell-owned conservation land (see side menu for details on each location)

Bemis Road Conservation Area -- Trails map #2 
Boy Scout Parcels
Carter Lot
Gulf Brook Conservation Area -- Trails map #2 
Gulf Brook Ravine -- Trails map #1 
Heald Pond -- Trails map #1 
Heald Street Orchard -- Trails map #1 
Keyes Conservation Land -- Trails map #3 
Nashua River Canoe Launches
Nashua River Islands
Nissitissit Meadows Conservation Area -- Trails map #4 
Pepperell Springs Conservation Area -- Trails map #1 
Stewart Brook Conservation Area -- Trails map #2 
Nashua River Westside Trail

Also, the Jeff Smith Trail runs through several of the above parcels on Trails map #1 and map #2

Massachusetts Outdoors Recreation Map

The Town of Pepperell has great places for enjoying the outdoors but you can also check out the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's Massachusetts Outdoor Recreation Map to find additional locations for fishing, boating, hunting, camping, hiking, wildlife watching, and swimming.

Trail Monitoring and Maintenance

The Pepperell Conservation Commission has established a volunteer-based trails monitoring and maintenance program to help keep our trail system clear and accessible. If you use any of the trails in town and would like to help, please read more