Bemis Road Conservation Area
Location: Bemis Road
The west side of this 72-acre parcel is mostly wooded with hemlocks, pines,oaks, and hickories and follows Gulf Brook toward its convergence with the Nissitissit River. Deer, fox, coyote, beaver, mink, and many different birds can be found here. The main access to the land is the above-pictured and easy to hike path off Bemis Rd. However, one of the loveliest sections of the Jeff Smith Trail (blue dots) runs through this land on the other side of Gulf Brook with access from the Nashoba Conservation Trust's Day Land off Lawrence St.. That 0.6 mile section of trail starting from Lawrence St. eventually connects with the Beaver Brook Association land in Hollis, NH.
The area to the north of Bemis Rd is the site of a former sand pit. It contains a trail circling through a young stand of aspen, birch, and pitch pine and offers a variety of wildlife. The sandy trail makes for easy hiking and a great spot for mountain biking and horseback riding. The trail connects with the Beaver Brook Association trails in Hollis, NH, along an old railroad bed.
The Bemis area contains one of the loveliest sections of the Jeff Smith Trail (blue dots), which runs through this land on the other side of Gulf Brook from Bemis Road. Access to that trail is through the Nashoba Conservation Trust’s Day Land, off Lawrence St.
Follow Brookline St. northwest toward the NH border. Go 1.4 past the intersection with Park St. Turn left onto Boynton Rd. and take your immediate right onto Bemis Rd. Go 0.7 miles to the dirt road on the left just before the Water Department building. Park on either side of the road.
Hiking (easy to moderate).
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