Discover a modest, bucolic portal to a 1,300-acre protected landscape.
Once part of a 38-acre farm that raised raspberries, strawberries, apples, peaches, and pears as well as vegetables and flowers for local markets, the land that makes up Malcolm Preserve and the adjacent Malcolm Meadows development is now co-owned and co-managed with the Carlisle Conservation Foundation.
Trek along a short, wheelchair-accessible trail of packed crushed stone that winds through a portion of the reservation. Afterward, hike a trail that connects with Two Rod Road, leading you three miles through historic Estabrook Woods to the Town of Concord’s Punkatasset Reserve.
FREE to all.
Carlisle, MA 01741
From I-95/Rt. 12, take Exit 31B, Rt. 225 West. Follow for approx. 6.5 mi. Turn left onto Stearns St. and proceed 1 mi. to parking areas on left.
One parking area (general access; 6 cars) is located just up the driveway of the Malcolm Meadows development, on the left. A second (wheelchair access; 2 cars) is 200 yards further on left.
Accessible trail (currently under repair) is a 1000 foot scenic loop through open pasture and woods. This trail is currently not accessible till repairs are completed.
We recommend that you download a trail map before you visit.
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The land that makes up Malcolm Preserve and the adjacent Malcolm Meadows development was once part of a 38-acre farm that raised raspberries, strawberries, apples, peaches, and pears, as well as vegetables and cut flowers for local markets. The property is co-owned and co-managed with the Carlisle Conservation Foundation.
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