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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
  • 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

Stearns Street
Carlisle, MA 01741
Telephone: 781.784.0567
E-mail: greaterboston@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.

Property Map

A trail map is not currently available for Malcolm Preserve.

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.
  • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent. Please read our photo and video policy.
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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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