Kirby-Ivers Town Forest
The Kirby Town Forest was named after the
late State Representative Tom Kirby of Pelham. He promoted
the idea of the forest management plans now used to
encourage wildlife and forest growth in most of Pelham
Conservation Lands. The lvers property (22 acres) was
purchased in 2009. The lvers family have been long term
residents of Pelham and wanted to see their land preserved,
not developed. The lvers parcel both enlarges and provides
excellent access to the Kirby Town Forest.
The Kirby/Ivers Town Forest is a
beautiful northern hardwood forest with stone walls, large
ledge outcroppings and areas of wetlands, with a diverse
landscape of interest to the naturalist and hiker alike.
With over 86 acres the forest provides a
quiet and contemplative setting for a daytime excursion.
Forest and wildlife management is
practiced throughout the property for the purposes of
demonstrating sustainable forestry practices and wildlife
habitat techniques to protect and encourage a diverse array
of native species.
From the intersection of Hobbs Road and
Windham Road (Rt. 111A) take Windham Road north, the
entrance is located 1/2 mile on the right, just past a small
pond and farm house.
Hours: Dawn to Dusk, 7 days a week