Gumpus Pond Conservation Area
Acquired in 2004. Located on Hinds Lane,
six tenths of a mile off Bush Hill Rd.
(Approx. 1.3 miles off
Mammoth Rd.) This area consists of wonderful deep woods and
several large wetland areas, ideal for all recreational
activities from hiking to wildlife watching. A portion of
this land, abutting the Musquash Conservation Area, is in
the Town of Hudson. Gumpus has not yet been fully prepared
for public use but is "open" and may be used while trails
are being marked and other conservation work is being done.
Some of the on-going work includes cleanup along some of the
paths which, sadly, some individuals used to dispose of
trash. The vast majority of the acreage is in pristine
There is a small parking area off Hinds Lane to the left of
the sign. Please respect the private
homes and land along the narrow road.
The entrance is marked by a large green sign that sits back
off the road and is easy to miss. The park is crossed by a series of
gravel roads - roads a former owner started in anticipation
of development but never finished. Until trails are marked
and mapped, best to stick to these and it will be easier to
find your way back.
Enter the area from the marked entrance and proceed up the
moderately steep path. Various paths branch out as you
The area's boundaries are marked with red blazes on trees.
These follow stone walls for the most part. Corners of the
property boundaries are marked with three blazes. Please be
careful not to cross into private property while you
Gumpus Pond Conservation Area is suitable for family hiking,
cross country skiing, bird watching, walking, and the like.
Some may find the first 50 yards of the path a little steep
but it is walking, not climbing. Most of the remaining
terrain along trails is gently rolling.
Hunting is permitted in the Gumpus Pond Conservation Area.