The Crosby Conservation Area protects a little more than 6 acres of wetlands drained by Otter Brook, which flows into the Connecticut River. The property is on the north side of Center Road, across from Upinngil Farm. The southern portion of Crosby consists of wetlands dominated by a mixture of woody, graminoid, and fern species. The wetlands become more open and riparian to the north, where the dominant grass is the native Calamagrostis Canadensis.
The Crosby Conservation Area is open to the public for non-motorized outdoor recreation including hiking, bird watching, and nature study, and is open for hunting, although much of this small parcel is within 150’ of a roadway.
122 Center Rd, Gill, MA 01354
From the Gill-Montague Bridge at the north end of Turners Falls and the intersection of Route 2, head north on Main Rd about 0.5 mile turning left on West Gill Rd. Follow West Gill Rd north about 2.2 miles to turn right onto Center Rd. Crosby Conservation Area is about .2 miles up the road on your left.
Parking is available on the side of Center Rd.
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
Patricia Hatch Crosby (1993)
Patricia Crosby and Cliff Hatch gifted the six acres of wet meadow across the street from their farm, Upinngil Farm.