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Stow Conservation Trust Stow, Massachusetts
Our Mission: To lead in the preservation of Stow's open land and natural and scenic resources
Two geese enjoying a spring day
Support SCT by becoming a Red Acre Woodlands Boardwalk Sponsor.
While no saying is too small, you can request up to three lines (in a space of 2"x 4") for a donation of $50.00. Download a request form here.

Farm to Table Pot Luck
August 23, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Visit a local farm, farmers market or your own garden in the morning, then bring something amazing to share on Saturday night! This gathering is being sponsored by the Stow Conservation Trust and hosted by Applefield Farm to celebrate and support the farms that keep Stow a special place.

Please register by emailing Space is limited.
To help guarantee a variety of food, we are asking people to bring dishes according to their last names. Of course if you find something at the farm that you want to use in a dish and it doesn’t fit the list, feel free to bring what you wish.

A-D      Appetizer
E H   Salad
I L    Side Dish
M S   Main Course
T Z    Dessert

Applefield Farm is located at 722 Great Road (Route 117). Directions can be found on their web site here

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View a map of local farms

SCT's Bike for the Woods
A family friendly bike ride for all ages August 24, 2014

8:30 am Registration

9:00 am Bike Ride starts from in front of the Randall Library in Stow at Rte 117 and 62.

Enjoy a great route, delicious treats from our sponsors, and raise money for SCT.
Rides will take you past most of the protected land in Stow.
Routes range from 5 to 65 miles.

Read more and register online…

Sureau Charcoal Rock

Take a Hike!

Our trail guides are available as maps and written trail descriptions by downloading files from the Trail Guides page or purchase a booklet at the Town Offices in the Conservation Commission office.

chart of tick images showing black legged (deer) ticks, dog ticks and lone star ticks
photo from
Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease
Unfortunately, the deer tick population is increasing in our area of Massachusetts, not only out in the woods (where they are very prevalent) but also in our yards, golf courses, and orchards. Not all deer ticks carry the Lyme disease bacteria, but some do. (They need to pick up the bacteria from an infected host animal, typically a white-footed mouse or chipmunk.) As a result, everyone in Stow, not just hikers on our many, wonderful SCT trails, needs to be informed about the hazards of deer ticks, how best to avoid being "bitten," and what to do if you, a member of your family, or your pet has been bitten.
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