O’Brien Farm Guided Walk Coming Up on April 6

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WHAT: A Guided Walk on the O’Brien Farm conservation land

WHERE: 18 Vose Road, Westford

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Springtime at O’Brien Farm

Residents are welcome to join Westford Conservation Trust Vice President Dave Ebitson, on Saturday, April 6, who will lead an early spring walk on the  O’Brien Farm Conservation land. The property hosts a variety of habitats, including open meadows, forested uplands, a wooded swamp, a shallow marsh/meadow/fen, and perennial Pond Brook.

The farm has been owned by four generations of the O’Brien Family since 1886 with a 19th century barn, classic rock walls, and a streetscape reminiscent of the 1880s. In 2013, 23 acres of the private land was protected under a conservation restriction held jointly by the Town of Westford and the Sudbury Valley Trustees.

Owner Charley McColough of O’Brien Farm will have the historic barn open to the public and will be available to answer any questions as well. Old historic photos and farm tools will also be on display.

Walkers are asked to wear sturdy footwear appropriate to the weather. The group will meet at the parking lot at 18 Vose Road near the junction of Steeple Chase. Walk is free of charge, and no sign-up is required. Check our website or Facebook page for any weather updates.

For more information, contact the Conservation Trust at [email protected]