Bradley-Buchanan Woods

Bradley-Buchanan was purchased with the aid of a loan from the Nature Conservancy. This parcel was in the Buchanan family for three generations. Mr. Archibald Buchanan and his friend Wesley Bradley spent time together managing the land. When he inherited the property, Mr. Bradley sold it to the Trust, disregarding the bids of developers who might… Read more »

Echo Woods Beach & Echo Woods

Bradley-Buchanan was purchased with the aid of a loan from the Nature Conservancy. This parcel was in the Buchanan family for three generations. Mr. Archibald Buchanan and his friend Wesley Bradley spent time together managing the land. On inheriting the property, Mr. Bradley sold it to the Trust, disregarding the bids of developers who might have… Read more »

Pond Lot

Bradley-Buchanan was purchased with the aid of a loan from the Nature Conservancy. This parcel was in the Buchanan family for three generations. Mr. Archibald Buchanan and his friend Wesley Bradley spent time together managing the land. On inheriting the property, Mr. Bradley sold it to the Trust, disregarding the bids of developers who might have… Read more »

Center Meadow

  Center Meadow lies in the heart of Mansfield Center Historic District, the northerly end of what was Mansfield’s original settlement area. Settlers for arrived here in 1692, when Mansfield Centre, which at the time was known a Ponde Place of Naubesatuck, was a village in the Town of Windham. In 1702 the settlers petitioned the… Read more »

Harriet E. Babcock Preserve

This preserve is the bequest of Harriet E. Babcock, a longtime resident of the Spring Hill section of Mansfield and a member of both Joshua’s Trust and the Mansfield Historical Society. This relatively small but strategically placed property connects to other preserved parcels in the area and contains a variety of habitats. Oak-hickory forest dominates the… Read more »

Holt-Kinney Woods

This 21-acre tract of land in the town of Mansfield, stretching from Browns Road to Schoolhouse Brook Park, was deeded to Joshua’s Trust by Katherine and Hamilton Holt. The Holts, better known as Kay and Tony, have long been members of the Trust and are active in numerous civic projects. To Kay Holt, who grew up on… Read more »