A hike on the Loop Trail

A hike on the East Side Trail

The Kimball Pond Conservation Area consists of 965 acres of land surrounding Kimball Pond in Dunbarton.

The topography is gently rolling with some steep slopes along river channels and adjacent to the pond.  The forests are generally Oak-Pine and Hemlock-Beech-Oak-Pine forests with a diverse array of embedded wetlands from the expansive scrub-shrub wetland of the Great Meadows, to beaver ponds, to the rare Black Gum Red Maple Swamp in the southeast corner. 

This property has been identified by wildlife ecologists as important habitat.  It is home to a wide diversity of bird species, and several rare species including Pied Billed Grebe and Blandings Turtle.

The conservation area was assembled over 10 years by the Conservation Commission with help from the Land and Conservation Heritage Program, the Trust for Public Lands, the Forest Legacy Program and private donors.