Boxford Trails Association / Boxford Open Land Trust

Boxford Trails Association/Boxford Open Land Trust, Inc (BTA/BOLT) is a volunteer, private, nonprofit,
tax-exempt organization for more than 30 years dedicated to preserving and protecting natural and aesthetically important land and wildlife habitat, in Boxford.


Save the Date:

Earth Day Saturday, April 26, 10 - 3
This is the perfect time to gather your neighbors to walk the trails and roadsides of Boxford with a plastic bag to pick up trash along the way. Finish the day with Benson’s Ice Cream at Town Hall and be sure to visit us at the BTA/BOLT table.

Spring Property Party, Sunday, May 18, 12 - 3
Mark your calendars for our Spring Property Party at the Boxford Town Forest, on Oak Ridge Rd., hosted by BTA/BOLT. We’ll start the afternoon with a guided hike, followed by games for children and adults, and finish with a late picnic lunch. Some of the natural features of the woodlands in the Boxford Town Forest include an extensive beech grove, two eskers and two vernal pools. More information will be posted on our website.

BTA/BOLT Dog Show, Sunday, June 8, 11:30 - 1:30
Our Annual Dog Show will be held behind the East Boxford Fire Station on Middleton Road. More details to come.

BTA/BOLT Horse Show: Saturday August 2

What's New!

Click here > for current Tuesday/Thursday hike schedule and info

Click here > to join BTA/BOLT or to renew membership

Click here > to receive our eNewsletter

Click here > to read our spring newsletter

Please Join Us For Our Annual Meeting Tuesday, April 29 at Lincoln Hall.
Dinner: 6:00 PM - Speaker Kelly Gill: 7:00 PM

Kelly Gill is the Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions, for the Xerces Society and a partner biologist with the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Kelly's position provides technical support for planning, installing, and managing pollinator habitat. She wiill talk about managing pollinator habitat in home gardens, farming coomunities and in the wild.

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. To learn more please visit

For more information, see our Spring Acorn here.

The newest edition of the Boxford Trail Guide, released in September, has:

  • • 240 pages with laminated front and back covers
  • • 25 detailed maps
  • • 19 new trail descriptions for you to explore
  • • 9 new conservation area descriptions including history and natural features
  • • includes nature photographs and photos of properties scattered throughout the book


BTA/BOLT, Inc. meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the BoxfordTown Hall.

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