Our mission

  • To acquire and preserve natural resources for use and enjoyment by present and future generations;
  • to preserve and protect wildlife areas and historic sites;
  • to educate the public about the wise use of our natural resources;
  • and to work with other organizations having similar goals and objectives..
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A walk in the Great Woods Taylor’s Hill Conservation Area
Join NRT naturalists Colin Cauldwell and Tod Snyder for a walk and bird watching at Taylor’s Hill.
Visit the site of Cobbler’s Corner where it is said that Mile Standish stopped while one of his party repaired his shoes when surveying the Eight Mile Purchase, in June 1640; and Devil’s Rock were hoof prints of the devil himself, or maybe herself, are imbedded in the stone. Can you find them? They are there.
Taylor’s Hill is one of the first parcels acquired by the town in the Great Woods. It is protected in perpetuity for open space and conservation.
The walk is about 1.6 miles and over hilly terrain, Good walking shoes are recommended. It is not recommended for small children.
Walkers should meet at 2:00 PM on Saturday October 16th at the Judy’s Lane entrance. Rain Date is Sunday the 17th.
We hope to see you there.

The NRT just acquired 18 plus acres in the rear of McKenzi Lane from Thomas Walsh. The land is the open space from the McKenzi Lane development back in 2012.

Celebrating 50 years

Our trail systems are being used this year more than ever. The Natural Resources Trust of Mansfield (NRT) is proud to be the major mover, over the past 50 years, in establishing the many trail systems in Mansfield. A majority of the land, trails, bridges, and boardwalks are there through the efforts of the NRT and its members.

Having access to local trails and open space, and not having to travel, can reduce your chances of exposure to COVID-19, as long as you practice social distancing and wear a mask when near others.

If you are not aware of all our walking trails, visit this site’s Trails tab.

Please help us continue our efforts for the next half century by joining or donating to the NRT.

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