Stony Brook Conservation Land

The Stony Brook Conservation Area is made up of almost 400 acres of contiguous open space.  This property includes the East Boston Camps (EBC) known for its "Fresh Air Camp" that began in the 1930's for bringing inner-city children out to the country.  Today, the cabins, dining hall and grounds are rented out on weekends by individuals and groups during the spring and fall.  The Marcus Lewis Day Camp and Westford Parks and Recreation Department both run day camp programs during the summer months.  Even with the rentals and camp programs the trails and grounds are generally open to the public for passive recreation.

The Stony Brook River divides the property with the "Stepinski" parcels on the western side of the river.  Keyes Brook runs along the north-eastern boundary and the Veteran's Memorial Complex is north of the Mass Electric utility line.  Burges Pond, a clear water pond of approximately 25 acres and is surrounded by a network of trails including a 1.75-mile pond loop trail.  See links below for additional details about the Stony Brook Conservation land.

Access and Parking:  The main access point to the EBC portion of Stony Brook is off Depot Street at the intersection of Depot Street, Plain Road and the PanAm Railroad.  Parking from this entrance is .25 miles in from Depot Street.  Access is also available from the Veteran's Memorial Complex off Farmer's Way with parking behind the Stony Brook Middle School during non-school hours.  Access to the Stepinski portion of Stony Brook is from the American Legion Fields located between 13 and 17 River Street.  Parking is available in the ball field parking lots.

Westford Academy, Stony Brook Middle School, and Blanchard Middle School use the trails and access roads throughout the Stony Brook Conservation Area for their cross-country races and training in September and October. Access to portions of the property may be limited with the course marked by tape or flagging for approximately 2 hours on race days. An updated race schedule can be viewed here. The course map illustrates the race loop and describes what the markers mean.