Concord Land Conservation Trust

The Concord Land Conservation Trust seeks to conserve the natural resources of Concord and the town’s traditional landscape of woods, meadows, and fields.

The Concord Land Conservation Trust (CLCT) is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization devoted to the preservation of open land in the Town of Concord. Founded in 1959, CLCT has seven trustees and over 650 member families. CLCT seeks to conserve the natural resources of Concord and the town’s traditional landscape of woods, meadows, and fields.

Since its inception, CLCT has acquired through gift or purchase over 900 acres and holds conservation restrictions on an additional 265 acres. All of this land will be protected from development and remain in its natural state forever; once a property or a conservation restriction on a property is acquired by CLCT, it is never relinquished. An affiliate, the Concord Open Land Foundation (COLF), was founded in 1988 to engage in conservation transactions where the land acquired, or a portion of it, may be subsequently sold or swapped.

CLCT engages in activities to maintain and protect Concord’s natural resources. This includes mowing meadows, maintaining trails and controlling invasive plant species on CLCT land. Recent efforts also include sponsorship of a project to clear water chestnuts from Fairhaven Bay and, with other area organizations, researching the use of beetles to control the invasive purple loosestrife.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 141 Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-369-6526

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Reviews

Brooke T.   September 12, 2022
Walden Pond is a nice place to visit to enjoy the outdoors when the weather is good. The walking path around the pond offers a pleasant stroll and nice...
Vincent L.   August 22, 2022
Like many other ponds in the region, Walden Pond was formed by leftover ice from glaciers in the last Ice Age. But it's most famous for its literary...
Aly K.   May 15, 2022
Walking around Walden Pond was literally one of my favorite experinces in my life thus far. I read all the museum documents and watched the Walden Pond...
Yuk L.   January 2, 2022
A great little walk around the pond with some history. We visited Thoreau's little house. The walk is easy for children. There are some great spots to...
Laura A.   December 30, 2021
Great walk (takes about 1 hour with kids) around the pond all year long. Easy for kids however not smooth for strollers the entire loop. No dogs allowed but...
Steve Z.   October 25, 2021
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,...
Jeannine M.   September 26, 2021
Wow! The Pond Walk is lovely especially on a pretty day. Many folks enjoying the water; swimming, SUP, kayaking and lots of beach dwellers. We walked the...
Frank B.   September 9, 2021
An absolute treasure NOT to be missed if your are in the area. It literally took about an hour to walk around the pond. Parking is so easy, costs about $30...
Adrienne N.   July 30, 2021
Beautiful pond and had so much space to chill by the water. Definitely worth taking a trip out here to a family-orientated and historic location. Can't wait...
William G.   June 17, 2021
Walden is the best open body of water for open water swimming in MA in my opinion. It is a great size where it feels big enough to go out and back and feel...
Mallory D.   October 20, 2020
There's nothing like a trip to Walden Pond to make you happy to be alive. Although some spots like Thoreau's cabin and the gift shop were closed, the...
Karen Y.   August 28, 2020
Bring your swimsuits! A little rocky but cleaner than the ocean we did the day before. We were lucky to catch the gift shop open this particular day but...
Chris M.   August 19, 2020
Saturday afternoon we stopped by the Walden Pond State Reservation. There was plenty of parking. Granted it was a cloudy day. I would like to see what it...
Karima Z.   July 18, 2020
The reservation itself is breathtaking. The pond is so clear and warm; it is perfect to swim in. The trails are clean and great for hikes. However, people...
Todd E.   June 26, 2020
So let's start with this, Walden Pond, the pond, the water, always gets 5 stars!! Minus one star because the MassDCR could be doing more to clean up the...
Terry B.   May 10, 2020
Years ago I had read that Walden Pond had been so overdeveloped that you could not get the sense of Thoreau's writings while visiting. In 1978, we made our...