Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust received this property as a donation from the Kimball family in 2015. Download our Old Chapman Farm Map and guide here. You are welcome to visit and:
- Hike our 2-mile trail
- Hunt for deer, turkeys, grouse, etc.
- Take in the amazing view from our 5.5-acre blueberry field. Please don’t walk on or pick the field – it’s actively managed by a local farmer. Talk to us about how to order some Old Chapman Farm blueberries!
- Explore the cellarholes, apple trees, stone walls and other remnants of our past.
You may access the property by auto, bike, snowmobile or ATV, but please do not ride on our hiking trail or across the field.
How to get there
The farm is 2.5 miles north of the Mast Hill Road and Moosehorn Drive intersection on Upper Long Pond Road. Upper Long Pond Road is a dirt road leaving Moosehorn Drive; it is maintained to the town sludge storage facility. North of that the road becomes rough and you’ll need good ground clearance. April 15 to Nov. 15, you may park in a signed area at the town facility and walk/bike 1.1 mile to the farm. Parking is also available 0.4 miles north at the private composting facility; it’s a 0.7 mile walk from there. Adventurous drivers will find a small parking area at the farm. Do not attempt to drive to the property from the north; the bridge over Colby Brook is unsafe for cars.
Hiking on the Old Chapman Farm
Hikers, hunters and birdwatchers will enjoy the loop trail that starts at the bottom of the hill (just before the bridge). From the parking lot, it’s a moderately easy 2-mile walk through a varied forest with many old trees and large boulders. There is a short spur trail to an overlook with a view across a beaver meadow.
Hunters, please call 469-6929 or e-mail [email protected] for permission. Thanks!