Old Aucoot District

The Old Aucoot District includes nine MLT preserves for a total of 307 acres. This property features four miles of hiking trails running through woods and freshwater wetlands, with crossings at several brooks.

Old Aucoot District also includes two vernal pools, an eight-acre area near Grace Pond being restored to open meadow/grassland habitat, and an old blueberry orchard being restored for eventual community use. Some trails can be uneven and muddy in places, so wear suitable footwear for your visit. Parking and informational kiosks are available.

The nine preserves included in Old Aucoot District are:

  • Water Tower Park, 7.83 acres, purchased from Robert Emerson in 1996;
  • The Sullivan Preserve, 6.26 acres, donated by Maryellen Sullivan Shachoy in 2008;
  • Old Jenney Farm, 22.21 acres, donated by Ruth Jenney Souza in 2000;
  • The Brownell Preserve, 49.32 acres, purchased from Linda Brownell in 2011;
  • The Martocci Preserve, 95.91 acres, donated by Ruth Hiller Martocci in 1993;
  • The Aucoot/Bowman Preserve, 59.56 acres, purchased from Charles Boardman in 2004;
  • Coyne Forest, 16.77 acres, donated by Elise and Howard Coyne in 1994;
  • The Grace Preserve, 9.28 acres, purchased from Libania and Abel Grace in 2006; and
  • The Dunn Preserve, 39.80 acres, purchased from Edna and Charles Dunn in 2009.

We honor Maryellen Sullivan Shachoy, Ruth Jenney Souza, Ruth Hiller Martocci, and Elise and Howard Coyne for their generous gifts of land that made the Old Aucoot District possible.

Acreage

306.94

Donor

We honor Maryellen Sullivan Shachoy, Ruth Jenney Souza, Ruth Hiller Martocci, and Elise and Howard Coyne for their generous gifts of land that made the Old Aucoot District possible.

Location

There are four access points: (1) off street parking and a kiosk on the east side of Prospect Road, near the intersection of Rock Street; (2) off street parking and a kiosk at the southern end of Bowman Road; (3) a kiosk at the trail head on Hollywoods Road with parking nearby on the west side of Hollywoods Road, and (4) pedestrian access (no cars or parking) from Angelica Avenue walking up Old Slough Road.

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