Whitney Marvel Details

Whitney Road & Marvell Family Conservation Areas


Photo of Whitney Marvel

Rattlesnake Gutter Trust owns two properties above the Rattlesnake Gutter cliffs:

    • Whitney Road Conservation Area was part of housing development plan then known as Hidden Acres. The plan included a strip of land behind the house lots that bordered the discontinued Old Cave Hill and Whitney Roads. That land, amounting to over 26 acres, was donated to RGT in 1999. It includes the foundation of the Whitney family home.
    • Marvell Family Conservation Area, an abutting 20-acre property, was purchased by the Trust in 2000 from Pascal Marvell whose family had owned the property for 125 years. The property, used as a woodlot by the Marvell family, borders Whitney Road and the cliffs above Rattlesnake Gutter.

RGT also holds a Conservation Restriction that abuts the discontinued Old Cave Hill Road. In addition, the town owns three properties that, together with the The Paul C. Jones Working Forest (Conservation Restriction held by Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game), provide a vast and diverse range of habitats.

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