Due to a collapsed bridge at our Pomeroy Meadows conservation area, the Ranch Avenue entrance is closed until further notice. We are planning replacement of the bridge which is complicated by the unstable terrain and considerations of climate change effects there. To access the trail, please use the Paul St. entrance. There is limited parking there so please respect private property. We do not allow dogs, even leashed, at this area (sensitive wildlife habitat). Thanks for your understanding and support!
The Properties that we protect
The Pascommuck Conservation Trust acquired its first parcel for preservation in 1982. That was the year that the Pascommuck Conservation Area was established. Since then we have acquired a total of 16 properties, comprising approximately 190 acres of land. This is land that will remain in a natural state, providing habitat, scenic vistas, and recreation as the City of Easthampton continues to grow and thrive. PCT has generally pursued the option of acquiring and holding property, rather than obtaining conservation easements or restrictions from other landholders.
Directional and historical information signage has recently been added to Old Trolley Line. In addition, bikers along the Manhan Bike Trail can now park their bikes at the entrance to Acadia’s portion of Old Trolley Line and include a nice hike into their exercise regimen.
In late August a bridge over a dry creek bed was also installed. Thank You to all the volunteers who helped lift and place the two 500 pound girders into place!
PCT’s latest project was featured in the March 9th edition of the Daily Hampshire Gazette. There was an interview with Marty Klein, board member and major force behind the project. Interviews with several other community leaders also touts the project’s benefits for those with physical difficulties.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of April and a dedication ceremony is planned in May.
On October 23rd at 3 pm members of the Pascommuck Trust as well as those from the community gathered to officially break ground to begin phase 2 of the Mutter’s Field accessible trail which will be the actual construction of the trail itself, a parking lot off of East St and an adverse weather shelter. The no groundbreaking aspect of the ceremony is explained in the YouTube video below.
Phase 1 of Pascommuck Conservation Trust’s latest project, Mutter’s Field Accessible Trail has just been completed. We had to do an expensive repair to the culvert at the East Green St. entrance and this is what it looks like. This will be an entrance for the trail and will provide access for us to maintain the site. We expect to begin soliciting contractors to construct the East. St. parking area and the trail itself in the near future.