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Malcolm Preserve

Carlisle

11 acres

Discover a modest, bucolic portal to a 1,300-acre protected landscape.

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Plan Your Visit
  • Overview
  • Ideas for Your Visit
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions & Contact Info
  • Facilities & Accessibility
  • Property Map
  • Regulations & Advisories

Overview

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.

Ideas for Your Visit

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.

Admission & Hours

FREE to all.

Directions & Contact Info

Stearns Street
Carlisle, MA 01741
Telephone: 781.784.0567
E-mail: mbusack@thetrustees.org

Get directions on Google Maps.

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.

Facilities & Accessibility

Accessible Features
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.

Property Map

We recommend that you download a trail map before you visit.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Dogs must be leashed at all times
  • Disturbing, removing, defacing, cutting or otherwise causing damage to vegetation or any natural feature, sign, poster, barrier, building, or
  • All fires are prohibited
  • Camping is prohibited.
  • Hunting and firearms are prohibited.
  • The reservation is open from sunrise to sunset.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: We ask that photographers or their clients become Supporting Level Members before conducting portrait sessions at this property. Click here for more information, and to request permission for any portrait sessions. The Trustees of Reservations reserves the right, and may give permission to its designated photographers and videographers, or to outside media, to photograph or video visitors and program participants at all its facilities and properties.
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An old farm

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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