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
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.
- West Running Brook
- Grinnell Trail Humphrey Road Entrance
- Grinnell Trail Looking South Towards Island Pond Road
- Grinnell Trail Entrance Looking North from Robert Frost Trail
- Wooded Section of Grinnell Trail
- Looking South from Island Pond Road into South Field
Size: 70 Acres
Location: Island Pond Road, Cemetery Road, & Humphrey Road