TreeAshland Open Space Committee


Upcoming regular meetings
October 19 and November 15, 2016

All meetings are held at 7:30 PM in Town Hall on Main Street, lower level, unless otherwise indicated.

Date: October 22nd, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 1 to 3pm
Place: Ashland Town Forest -- Parking lot entrance across from 123 Winter Street
Rain?: Rain date is October 23, same time
Sponsored by the Ashland Open Space and Recreation Committee

Led by Ashland resident, Dr. Curt Hoffman, Professor of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University

Learn about the new archaeological treasures discovered in the Ashland Town Forest and what they mean to the history of the town and people who lived here centures ago. Dr. Hoffman will introduce us to new treasures since the extremely popular walk he led in August 2015.

Bring hats, insect repellent and water.

Wear good walking or hiking footwear. While some of the walk will be along the organized trail system, we will take a few detours from it to look at individual features. These may involve some brief climbs up hills, but nothing very steep.

Please park in the new Ashland Town Forest Parking lot across from 123 Winter Street near the corner of Winter Street and Harrington Drive. If the lot is full, please park on Harrington Drive.

Open Space and Recreation Plan
You can reference the text and selected maps from the Ashland Open Space and Recreation Plan (106 MB, will take a few minutes !!).

Weston Nurseries — Ashland Votes to Purchase 30+ Acres
Spring 2007 Town Meeting voted to purchase the Ashland part of the Weston Nurseries land. The purchase of this land is important to preserve open space, including the town's only public water supply.

For more information, see our Weston Nurseries Land page or the Town web site.

Ducks at Ashland State Park
Lady Slipper at Ashland State Park


The Ashland Open Space Committee aims to preserve and maintain areas in Ashland, Massachusetts and provide opportunities for its residents to enjoy the natural environment.

  • Established, mapped, and continues to maintain the Ashland trail system.
  • Works to acquire, and advocates for the protection of, open space.
  • Is leading the creation of the Open Space and Recreation Plan for submittal to the town and state.

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