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Hazzard/Pond Preserve


Quick Facts

Parcel Name: Hazzard/Pond Preserve

Address: 89 Merriam Road

Size: 3.7 acres

Owner: Grafton Land Trust

Acquired: 2003

Conservation Restriction: No

Trails: No

Biking: No

Horseback Riding: No

Canoe Launch: No

Hunting: With Written Permission

Fishing: No

Camping: No

Swimming: No


A steeply sloping upland that faces west, the property runs along Meadowbrook Road and reaches to just below the crest of the hill. Its northeastern end connects the Meadowbrook Conservation Area, which is owned by the Town of Grafton. Currently it has no trails. The most common trees are shagbark hickory, butternut, and red oak.


Edmund Hazzard and Dexter Pond


This area was once known as Gavel Hill because Wilbur Fiske of Upton used the hickory growing there for courtroom gavels, according to Phillip Platt. The lot was purchased by Edmund Hazzard in 1983 as a house lot but was never built upon.

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