Town Easement Protected Properties

Property Name: Rowenfare Farm

Description: Privately owned farm with an agricultural easement. The land cannot be developed for any other purpose. Much of the land is currently farmed. Portions of the land are forested. Rowenfare Farm was protected in part by a New Hampshire Land Conservation Investment Program (LCIP) grant and by the Town of Derry.

Size: 129 Acres

Location: Northern Edge of town, Old Auburn Road

Property Name: Bliss Farm

Description: Privately owned land with a conservation easement, some of the land is currently farmed. The land under easement cannot be developed for residential or industrial purposes. As a condition of the original sub-division, the developer donated an easement on the land to the Town of Derry. The current owners of the property, the Zarba family, donated additional easement acreage including a trail access from Cross Road to Broadview Farm.

Size: 80 Acres

Location: Center of town, Cross Road, Borders on the Young Road Property

Property Name: Grinnell Farm

Click here for a map of the Grinnell Farm.

Description: Privately owned land with a conservation easement, some of the land is currently farmed. The land under easement cannot be developed for residential or industrial purposes. The land consists of open fields and forested land. The portion of the land north of Island Pond Road is bisected by West Running Brook. This area along West Running Brook is thought to be the original location of the first Scotch-Irish settlement in Derry, originally called “Nutfield.” The Grinnell Trail, which is open to the public, starts on Humphrey Road and goes south through open fields. The trail crosses West Running Brook and Island Pond Road. The trail then goes south from Island Pond Road and connects to the Robert Frost Farm nature trail. The Town of Derry purchased the easement on the property from the Grinnell family.

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Size: 70 Acres

Location: Island Pond Road, Cemetery Road, & Humphrey Road

 

Updated 2/20/06