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Open Space and Recreation Plan 

View the Open Space and Recreation Plan by clicking on the three links below:

Contact: Conservation Office at 978-948-2330 


Five Goals of the Rowley Open Space and Recreation Committee

• Preserve and protect the Town’s natural resources.
• Preserve and protect the Town’s water resources.
• Preserve and protect the Town’s scenic quality and rural character.
• Provide diverse recreation opportunities for residents of all ages and abilities.
• Educate residents about the availability, use, and protection of the Town’s open space and recreation resources.

The achievement of these goals will require commitment by a large number of entities including Town boards and commissions, schools, non-profit organizations, and volunteers. The need for cooperation and coordination among entities will be essential to the successful implementation of this plan. Plan implementation must be an ongoing and evolving process with continued public input under the leadership of the Open Space Committee.

 


Volunteers Needed - Please join the Parker River Clean Water Association on July 20th to remove invasive water chestnut from the upper and lower Mill Pond. 
 

Like Canoeing? Volunteering? Battling invasive species? Join the PRCWA from 9am-1pm at the Arthur Ewell Reservation on Haverhill Street (route 133) in Rowley. 

Please bring gardening gloves, water bottle, sunscreen and shoes you don't mind getting wet. Canoes/paddles and life vests are needed. Please bring your own, or buddy up with some friends!

Fore ore details and sign up please click here

Contact Laura Jones at Laura.Jones01@go.CambridgeCollege.edu or 978-948-7653


Check out, Like and Join - Friends of Rowley Open Space Facebook Group

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OPEN SPACE TRAIL MAPS (CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW)

Hunsley Hills Trail Map  Located at 544 Haverhill Street aka Route 133 across from the Police Department. Trailhead parking for 5+ cars on the eastbound side of 133. {Please note that the entry sign was damaged in a recent storm). Hunsley Hills is a glacial drumlin with hilly woodland trails. There are 3 well marked trails that head up the hill and 1 trail that is on level ground and heads back toward 133 to Erias park. * Please keep pets on leash. 

Pingree Farm Conservation Area (no trail map). The property at 29 Boxford Road consists of 60+ acres and has two trails; ine is the remnants of an old road; the other cuts through the woods near an old house foundation. Parking for 6+ cars. The western parcel consists of open fields and connects with the Georgetown-Rowley State Forest. No parking at the west parcel. * Please keep pets on leash. 

Dodge Reservation Parking at Erias Park off Route 133 or 390 Whethersfield Street  at the Y entrance. Parking at Erias 30+ cars and 3 spots at the Whethersfield Y entrance. 2+ miles of well marked trails, with fields, wetland and wooded views. * Pleasekeep pets on leash. 

 

Arthur Ewell Trail Map (courtesy of Essex County Greenbelt) Located at 843 Haverhill Street aka, Route 133 near Boxford Road. Trailhead parking for 3+ cars on the westbound side of 133. Walk through the open horse field to access the trail. This property consists of fields and white pine stands on Upper Mill Pond. 
 

Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary Trail Map (courtesy of Mass Audubon). Located off of route 1A. Turn down Patmos Road and follow the road to the parking lot. Ample parking. 1.6 miles of well marked trails through coastal woodlands. Portions of the trail are often wet (pay attention to tides) but the entire area is great for bird watching. **No pets allowed on the trails. Pets are welcome along the road. 
 

Georgetown Rowley State Forest Trail Map (courtesy of DCR) Parking is at the end of Pingree Farm Road off Route 97 (Georgetown MA access). Parking for 10+ cars. 1,000+ acre forest with extensive trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, running, dog walking and cross country skiing in winter months. 
 

Hood Pond and Cleveland Farms Trail Map area of Willowdale Greater Trail System (courtesy of DCR). Explore 40 miles of trails, plus Hood Pond. Turnoff parking in two locations on Ipsiwch Road and one turnout location on Linebrook Road. 
 

Prospect Hill (courtesy of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission) Located at 110 Haverhill Street aka Route 133 near Bradford Street. Parking is on eastbound side of 133. Parking for 3+ vehicles. The highest of the 5 Rowley hills with walking and bike trails. 


 

 

PO Box 275, 139 Main Street, Rowley, MA 01969
Board of Selectmen: 978-948-2372
Town Administrator: 978-948-2705


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