Hart Farm/Fields Pond
I went to Fields Pond after work Tuesday to go on a quick hike and discovered the adjacent Hart Farm managed by the Holden Land Trust.
Hart Farm is a relatively new land trust property, having been acquired by the Holden Land Trust around 2017. Trail work is still being completed, and there are new signs and wooden footbridges throughout. The trails travel through woods and open fields and past a scenic stream.
I started my hike at the Fields Pond nature center and headed up the Ravine Trail. It was then that I came across a sign stating "Connector Trail to Holden Land Trust" and decided to explore where it went. I soon came to the Shelterwood Trail and followed it first as it gradually climbed to the Hart Farm's parking lot off Copeland Hill Road. The lot overlooks an open field atop a hill with excellent views. I headed back along the trail and followed it as it ran parallel to a stream before crossing back over to the Ravine Trail in Fields Pond.