Whitney Road & Marvel Family

Whitney Road & Marvell Family Conservation Areas

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The Whitney Road and Marvel Family Conservation Area are north of Rattlesnake Gutter and abut the forty-acre, town-owned Rattlesnake Gutter Conservation Area that preserves the Gutter’s heart. These two properties border Old Cave Hill and Whitney Roads that provide an pleasant hiking trail to the Loop Trail connecting to the Rattlesnake Gutter Road. There are also with side excursions to the two trails on the Marvel Family Conservation Area. For more information on the two properties and the other properties making up the Rattlesnake Gutter Area.
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Driving Directions

  • From the Leverett Town Hall go north on Montague Road for 1.7 miles.
  • Turn right/east on Rattlesnake Gutter Road.
  • Parking is along Rattlesnake Gutter Road near the gate (road closed to vehicles beyond the gate).
  • OR from North Leverett Road, take Rattlesnake Hill past the Village Co-op to the kiosk for the Paul C. Jones Working Forest. Walk up the Rattlesnake Gutter Road taking the Loop Trail at the top to Whitney Road.

Trails

Whitney Road, which is no longer a town road, provides a fine trail that runs between these two properties. There are other old wood roads criss-crossing the properties, reminders, along with stone walls and the cellar hole, that this land was once farmed. The two newer trails on the Marvel Family Conservation Area provide hikers with close views of the spectacular rocks above the Gutter. Farther along Whitney Road are trails to the left/north to Rattlesnake Hill and to the right/south a trail connecting Whitney Road with Rattlesnake Gutter Road.

Maps of the properties

Photos

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