Browns’ Woods


Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) has teamed up with the Town of Littleton and the Littleton Conservation Trust to purchase and protect Browns’ Woods. The protection of the property adds a critical link in a corridor of conservation land that includes Prouty Woods, Long Lake, Newtown Hill and the Littleton Town Forest. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts awarded a grant to the town that provided well over half the funding required for the acquisition.

The Town purchased the property in December 2020, the building on site was demolished in June, 2021, and a parking area has been established. SVT holds a conservation restriction (CR) for the property. The CR provides an extra layer of protection to ensure that the land always stays undeveloped and available for passive recreation.

This mostly wooded property consists of 23.67 acres at 119 Tahattawan Road and Harwood Avenue in Littleton. The Town of Littleton acquired it for conservation, as it is part of a larger conservation corridor that includes the Town Forest to the south and Prouty Woods to the north.

The center of the property consists of wooded uplands, with approximately nine acres of wetland divided between the north and south ends of the property. A stream runs across the southern end of the property, and there is a small pond or vernal pool at the north end, along Tahattawan Road.


Size: 23.67 acres

Acquired: 2020

Owned by: Town of Littleton Conservation Restriction held by: SVT