Elliott Laurel

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Eliott Laurel
Open Space Reserve
ElliottLaurel Blooming03.jpg
Mountain laurel in bloom at Elliott Preserve, June 2013
Location Phillipston, Massachusetts
Biome Mountain laurel, Eastern hemlock,
Eastern white pine
Founded 1941
Management The Trustees of Reservations
Area 33 acres (13 ha)
Website: Eliott Laurel

Elliott Laurel is a 33-acre (13 ha) open space preserve located in Phillipston, Massachusetts. The property, notable for its extensive stands of mountain laurel, is managed by the land conservation non-profit organization The Trustees of Reservations. Elliott Laurel also contains woodlands, ledges, boulders, and a hayfield.

History and recreation[edit]

The reserve is named for Frederick W. Elliott, who donated the original acreage to the Trustees of Reservations in 1941. Additional property was purchased in 1972.

Elliott Laurel is open to hiking, cross country skiing, and hunting (in season). A 1 mile (1.6 km) network of trails loop through the reservation and ascend to a scenic vista along a series of ledges.


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Coordinates: 42°31′44″N 72°07′23″W / 42.529°N 72.123°W / 42.529; -72.123