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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      The Hennessey property is a 104 acre parcel owned by the Town of Grafton Conservation Commisison that is a connected series of open meadows enclosed by old New England stone walls and stands of emerging growth vegetation (small caliper trees and moderately sized shrubs) located around the meadow's perimeter, connected to another 48 acres of open space properties. There is a good-sized pond at the north end and a smaller pond/wetland towards the south end of the property. A new beaver pond was constructed (by beavers) in spring 2019.

      The walking trails are ideal for small children as the trails are all grass and either flat or gently sloping. Visitors can enjoy scenic New England farm field views from the hills on the south end of the property.

      A stream traverses the property, beginning at the Northeastern corner at a large wetland area, flowing in an approximately southwesterly direction through the center of the parcel. Some rock outcrops are also visible in several meadows in the southwest of the parcel.


      Acquisition:

      The Town of Grafton puchased a 125.25 acre parcel from Robert Hennessey for $1.5M on June 28, 2000 (recorded June 30, 2000), per deed book 22747 pg 167. Several lots were created along Adams Road and Fay Mountain Road and sold as housing lots to offset the purchase cost. The Select Board deeded the remaining 104 acres of the property to the Grafton Conservation Commission on December 2, 2003 (recorded December 4, 2003).
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Park at 46 Adams Road in front of the cinder block barn. Proceed to the trailhead located between the cinder block barn and the house to the north.
      Links
      Region Details
      • 12

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 14, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      GLT
      (graftonland.org)

      Horse Stats

      Trails (view details)
      12
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Trails Horse
      12
      Total Distance
      4 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      4,777 ft
      Total Descent
      210 ft
      Total Vertical
      187 ft
      Reports
      1

      Photos of Hennessey Conservation Area

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      Aug 14, 2019 @ 11:15am
      Aug 14, 2019
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      Aug 14, 2019 @ 11:15am
      Aug 14, 2019
      report
      trail: Butterfly
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      Aug 14, 2019 @ 10:32am
      Aug 14, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Butterfly
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 10:31am
      Aug 14, 2019
      Drygraftonberg GLTHike summer growth is very active in the fields

      Activity Feed

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      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatetrailHL1
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 11:25am
      Aug 19, 2019
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailHL1
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 11:11am
      Aug 19, 2019
      user #1843178graftonbergaddtrailButterfly Loop and 1 more
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 10:39am
      Aug 14, 2019
      user #1843178graftonbergaddreportButterfly
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 10:32am
      Aug 14, 2019
      user #1843178graftonbergupdatetrailButterfly and 2 more
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 9:52am
      Aug 14, 2019
      • By WillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS NEMBA & contributors
      • Admins: BVNEMBA Region, BVNEMBA Admins, GLT
      • #30451 - 94 views
      • hennessey conservation area activity log | embed map of Hennessey Conservation Area mountain bike trails | hennessey conservation area mountain biking points of interest
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