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Belchertown - Holland Glen Forest

(290 acres) This project protects forestland containing waterfalls, scenic views, and hiking trails. Adjacent to the existing Wentworth and Holland Glen Conservation Areas, the property drains into the Lawrence Swamp Aquifer which supplies drinking water to both Belchertown and Amherst. The site contains BioMap (a map and catalog of the Commonwealth's most critical lands, waters and habitats) Supporting Landscape and connects two BioMap Core Habitat Areas (Quabbin Reservation and Holyoke Range State Park). The Metacomet and Monandnock Trail, which was recently designated a National Scenic Trail, runs through the property. Completed in cooperation with The Kestrel Trust, Belchertown Land Trust, and the Valley Land Fund.

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Taken on October 8, 2010