TreeAshland Open Space Committee


Upcoming regular meetings
October 21, November 10

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

Date: October 17, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Rain Date: October 18 (Sunday) from 1 to 3 p.m. (note change in time)
Are you already missing the Ashland Farmerís Market and looking for something to do on Saturday morning? Then join us for an autumn walk through Ashlandís woodland treasure!

The walk will explore geological, botanical and wildlife features of Warren Woods in the midst of outstanding fall foliage.

What to wear and bring: Wear hiking books or sturdy walking shoes and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen.

Where to park: Park in the lot adjacent to the red shed where the walk will begin. Additional parking is available at the Warren Conference Center parking lot on the other side of Chestnut Street. If you park at the Warren Conference Center, please park as close to the street as possible.

Guide for the walk: Greg Wands, member of the Open Space and Recreation Committee and the Land Stewardship Committee


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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