Moonlight Hike 2019 - Monday February 18th

posted Jan 7, 2019, 12:13 PM by Rick Gardner   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 1:29 PM ]

Join PLT on Monday February 18th at 6PM for a moonlight hike out at Four Corners. We will walk about three miles down Old Colony Road and back over the Midstate trail and PLT properties. Light Supper to follow at Bisbee's home on Gates Road.

PLT 2018 Annual Meeting - November 20

posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:15 PM by Rick Gardner

On November 20, 2018, PLT will hold it's annual meeting at 7:00PM in the Coppertop Lounge at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area. In addition to our annual review of the status of PLT, Colin Novak, the executive director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust will provide a keynote address. All are welcome to attend.

PLT Acquires additional land near Russell Corner

posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:12 PM by Rick Gardner

PLT has acquired an open field of 2.78 acres near Russell Corner, on the southeast side of Route 62. This property was purchased by PLT using funds raised by neighbors and descendants of the Russell family to protect the land. To facilitate the purchase, PLT was offered a reduced sale price by the Littlefield family.

Moon Hike!! January 1 2018 at Bullock Lane

posted Dec 23, 2017, 10:56 AM by Rick Gardner

We hope you can join us!! Last years Hike was a great success, and we had 25-30 people and a nice party after at Joe and Ellen's!!

Vivian Bisbee Elected as new Trustee

posted Nov 15, 2017, 8:31 AM by Rick Gardner

Vivian Bisbee has been elected as a Trustee for the Land Trust. Vivian, a long time Princeton resident, will take over the treasurer responsibility from Ellen O'Brien who has served in that post for many years. 

PLT Annual Meeting: November 7th

posted Oct 25, 2017, 11:17 AM by Rick Gardner

Everyone is invited to our annual meeting on Tuesday night, November 7th at 7PM. The meeting will be held in the Coppertop Lounge at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

Following light refreshments and a brief business meeting, Jonathan Thompson, Senior Ecologist at Harvard Forest will speak. His topic will be:


“Wildlands & Woodlands:

Conservation Vision for New England Forests”

Three PLT Trails Now Blazed for Hiking

posted Oct 25, 2017, 11:13 AM by Rick Gardner

The three central Princeton PLT trails have been marked with blue dots, so that they may be followed with more confidence. These trails are located as follows:

·         Peabody/Metcalf/Poor properties: Park off Sterling Road just east of Merriam Road near the Princeton Land Trust. Parking for four or five cars. One mile loop down to a large isolated beaver pond.
·       Gregory Property: Park along Prospect Street, near the sign for the Gregory Trail. The loop is short but includes a spur that goes down to the Gregory Spring. We plan to connect this to East Princeton Road soon.
·         Bullock/McElroy properties: Park off Bullock Road in the field on the left (there is a break in the wall. Walk down through the first field to the right, then to the kiosk. From there the trail loops, left and right of the Kiosk, down to Krashes Field. From Krashes Field, you can also find the trail by walking up to the upper (right) soccer field and finding the marked trail in the back corner of the field.

You can read up on the properties and trails on our brochure:

2017 Full Moon Hike

posted Jan 22, 2017, 9:06 AM by Rick Gardner

Please join us for a Full Moon Hike on Friday February 10th. We will meet at the Wachusett Meadow parking lot at 6:30 and walk down to the Fieldstone Farm hay fields via the new woods trail. The Penumbral eclipse will be in process during the walk. Please bring a headlamp and appropriate footwear!!

New Trustees and New Property at PLT Annual Meeting

posted Nov 26, 2016, 11:03 AM by Rick Gardner

At our November 16th annual meeting, Princeton Land Trust added two new trustees: Dix Davis and Brian Foley. 

Wells Dow, an original PLT trustee is leaving the board as he moves out of Princeton. Another long time trustee, Bob Warren, passed away earlier this year. Both Wells and Bob were saluted for their many years of service.

Also, Brian Keevan announced the addition of a new 2 acre land parcel at the corner of Merriam and East Princeton Roads. This land will a allow us to connect through the Gregory property to Princeton Center. This point is now easily accessed from the Peabody/Metcalf property and the Burdick and McElroy Properties (which also connect via trails to Krashes field).  

2016 Annual PLT Meeting November 26

posted Nov 3, 2016, 10:59 AM by Rick Gardner

The Princeton Land Trust will hold it's annual meeting at 7PM on November 16th in the Coppertop Lounge at Mt Wachusett Ski Area.

The meeting will recap PLT activity over the past year, and Lois Breault Melican of the Massachusetts Chestnut Foundation will be a featured speaker, with a talk entitled "Restoration of the American Chestnut".

The public is welcome. 

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