Assessor’s Map and Parcel(s): 3.B-84, 3.B-78
Acquired: In 2011, the Town of Bolton acquired the Rocky-Dundee Conservation Area parcels through the FOSPRD residential development associated with Rocky-Dundee Road. The property abuts Vinger conservation parcels.
Features: The two parcels are mostly forested/shrub wetland habitat. The properties boast two brooks continuing through the Randall Vinger conservation property to a pond. The marked trail crosses through one of the two parcels before turning toward the old fry burial ground.
Access: Parking is located on the North end of Rocky Dundee Road. The parcels may also be accessed through the Vinger conservation parcels. There is a trail head located off of berlin Road just southwest beyond the Quaker Park.
Regulations for Use of Conservation Land
It is the intent and policy of the Conservation Commission that conservation land be maintained in a natural state. Some areas where appropriate the commission establishes trails to allow for passive recreational use. Any alteration to a Conservation property or trail by persons other than the Commission's authorized agents shall require the prior written permission of the Commission. The Conservation Land Rules and Regulations shall be adhered to at all times. Inclusive of the Dogs on Conservation Land Rules and Regulations. You may find these regulations on our town website or by clicking HERE.
The parcels shall be known as the “Rocky-Dundee Conservation Area”…
- The Parcels shall remain in their natural, scenic and open condition and shall be used only for passive recreation such as nature/walking trails and agricultural and forestry uses.
- No motorized vehicles of any type or kind shall be allowed, except as necessary for agricultural or selective clearing operations and to the extent access is required for fire, police or other emergency vehicles;
- No above-ground structures of any type or kind shall be constructed on said parcels, except for walkways, pedestrian footbridges and fencing appropriate to the conservation purposes of the deed;
- Except for the maintenance of nature/walking trails, no trees shall be cut or vegetation removed unless same are dead or diseased or cause a safety hazard;
- The parcels shall not be conveyed to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any other entity, including but not limited to any nonprofit conservation trust, unless same is controlled in its entirety by the Town of Bolton, it being the intent of this grant that the parcels be used and enjoyed by the inhabitants of the Town of Bolton;
- No activities that are or may be detrimental to drainage, flood control, water conservation, erosion control or soil conservation shall be performed on the parcels;
- No hunting or trapping of animals or discharging of firearms shall be allowed on the parcels;
- No fires for recreational or cooking purposes shall be allowed on the parcels; and
- No other use or activity which would be detrimental to the preservation of the parcels in an open and natural condition or which would otherwise be inconsistent with the purposes of this deed shall be allowed on the parcels.
Not withstanding the foregoing, the following activities are expressly permitted on the parcels:
- The maintenance of presently existing trails and wood roads;
- The stockpiling and composting of stumps, trees, brush limbs originating on the parcels in locations where the presence of such materials does not have a deleterious impact on the conservation purposes hereof; and,
- The cultivation and harvesting of open field crops, flowers, shrubs, trees and hay, and the mowing of grass.
The maps and data displayed on this site are for reference and planning purposes only. The Town of Bolton assumes no legal responsibility for the information contained herein. The items specified above are restrictions specific to the conservation property. They are included for transparency purposes only. They do not give anyone the right to alter conservation property. That is ONLY the authority of the conservation commission or its authorized agents.