Stow Conservation Trust Stow, Massachusetts
Our Mission: To lead in the preservation of Stow's open land and natural and scenic resources
Arching tree trunks in a swamp
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.
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Let 2015 be your year of involvement in SCT

Volunteer with SCT

Volunteer opportunities with SCT to help protect our open space and rural character. Stow Conservation Trust is a 100% volunteer organization. You can help with:

  • Helping SCT have a presence on Facebook
  • Publicity and sponsorship for the Run for the Woods,
  • Development of a Nature Discovery Trail for toddlers on the Leggett Property,
  • Land and trail maintenance,
  • Organizational needs…
Please contact Janet Moffat at moffatjando at verizon.net
runners at start of race

Run For The Woods
The 17th annual Run for the Woods is Sunday, May 17

Online registration is now open!

screenshot of viewtherace.com video screen for the Run for the Woods race course
Check out the race course here!
http://viewtherace.com/massachusetts/run-for-the-woods

Trailhead at Legett Woods

Get Outside and Take a Hike!

The Leggett Memorial Woodlands are a great place to get out for a 1.2 mile walk in the woods. The terrain is flat and the trails were recently cleared. Parking is available off Whitman Street, just past the intersection with Rte 62.

Legett Trail map


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 emedicinehealth.com
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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