What do we do

BTA/BOLT, Inc., preserves trails and protects open space to permanently conserve land, wildlife habitat, and trails.  We accomplish this through the acquisition of land, gifts from donors, granted easements, and conservation restrictions (CR).

 We work with:

  • Local landowners

  • Boxford town officials and boards

  • Other land protection and conservation groups

  • State and federal government agencies

 We maintain trails and open space

  • Maintain and monitor all town trails

  • Clear new trails

  • Manage, monitor, and steward our land to preserve and enhance its ecological and conservation value

  • Maintain Bay Circuit Trails through Boxford

We sponsor educational activities, hikes, nature presentations, and publications

  • Tuesday Morning Hikes exploring local trails, reservations, and other trails throughout Essex County. Please check out our Events/Calendar for the details.

  • Annual Trail Run Festival, Dog Show, Pumpkin Hunt, Full Moon Walk with Windrush Farm

  • Nature and family hikes guided by wildlife experts

  • Wildlife and conservation lectures

  • Our newsletter The Acorn

  • Guide Book to trails and walks in Boxford

  • Boxford Trail Map

  • BTA/BOLT youth activities, including scholarships granted by Masconomet Regional High School, and school presentations at the Cole School in partnership with the Audubon Society