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Eastview Land Protected

June 10, 2019
A view of the Eastview Trail, and northern edge of the newly-conserved Eastview Land, in early summer. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

We’re delighted to announce that the Harris Center has purchased the last remaining unprotected parcel along the popular Eastview Rail Trail in Harrisville! This 17-acre wooded lot borders the trail for more than 0.3 mile, and features a relatively mature mixed forest dominated by white pine, Eastern hemlock, red spruce, red oak, yellow birch, and red maple.

A map showing the Eastview Land (outlined in red) and Eastview Rail Trail, situated among a 5,155-acre block of conserved land (in green).

The location of the Eastview Land (outlined in red), in relation to the Eastview Trail and a 5,155-acre block of surrounding conserved land (in green). The Eastview Trail runs 1.4 miles from Hancock Road to Jaquith Road, both in Harrisville. The Jaquith Rail Trail continues another 1.6 miles from Jaquith Road in Harrisville to Jaquith Road in Hancock. See a larger view of the map here.

Since its opening in 2014, the 1.4-mile Eastview Trail — a joint project of the Harris Center and Harrisville Trails — has become a regular haunt of hikers, trail runners, horseback riders, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, wildlife watchers, and anyone looking for a gentle walk in the woods. Protecting the “Eastview Land” ensures access to, and preserves the character of, this tremendous recreational resource for generations to come. It also adds to a contiguous, 5,155-acre block of conserved lands in Harrisville, Hancock, and Nelson — ensuring room to roam for people and wildlife alike.

This land protection project was made possible with support from the Harrisville Conservation Commission, as well as generous donations and pledges from many Friends of the SuperSanctuary. Heartfelt thanks to all!

Contact

For more information on the Eastview Land protection project, contact James Newsom at (603) 525-3394 or by email.