The Marjory Swope Park
These 77 acres of property is located along Long Pond Road in Concord and was put into an easement in December of 2011.
John Swope donated the easement to Five Rivers Conservation Trust and then donated the protected land to the City of Concord in memory of his wife, Marjory Swope, long time chair of Concord’s Conservation Commission. At the same time, St. Paul’s School agreed to allow trails on their abutting Jerry Hill property to tie into the Marjory Swope Park, as did the Hok family. Hikers can walk to the top of Jerry Hill where there is a beautiful view of the city’s reservoir and can extend their hike to include a several mile loop into the State Forest off District #5 Road, and city of Concord land behind Timberline Drive.
Conservation in Action
Twigg property in Gilmanton
The project, begun two years ago, will protect and ensure the good stewardship of four iconic conservation properties in Gilmanton owned by George Twigg, III. With the completion of this project, Five Rivers will have conservation easements on all four tracts of property, totaling 86 acres.
These lands include famous views from Frisky Hill, extensive frontage on unspoiled Meetinghouse Pond, highly productive farmlands, and an historic site used two centuries ago for processing (“retting”) flax into linen and found nowhere else in New Hampshire. Key partners include the Five Rivers Conservation Trust, and the Gilmanton Conservation Commission.