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Map 22: Dimond Hill Farm Trails

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On Route 202/9 in Concord, approximately 2 miles west of Concord Hospital and 3 miles east
of Hopkinton village. The farm is located to the north and south of Hopkinton Road.

The Trails
Hiking travel time: about 1 hour
Distance: about 1.5 miles total 

The parking area is on the north side of Hopkinton Road to the left of the yellow barn. Please do not block the driveway, as it is used by the farm as well as other visitors. From the parking area you will see a path leading north through the field heading towards the forested area. To the right (east) there is a spectacular view of the valley.

Follow the path along the old stonewall, past the horse pasture. The trail will open up as you approach the forest. The trail gradually slopes downhill until you come upon an old ice pond. Continue north along the trail until you reach Currier Road.

The Diamond Hill Trail ends at Currier Road, but a snowmobile trail continues to the north through the city-owned land off of Currier Road. This area is wet during the spring and early summer, but the trail is passable in the winter. If you follow the trail, you will see that it opens up into to an amazing view of a marsh.

History
The Dimond Hill Farm has been a working farm since the 1700s. The farm first acquired its name from Ezekiel Dimond, who was one of Concord earliest settlers. In 1827, he sold the
farm to Joseph Story Abbott. When Joseph passed away in 1878, he left the farm to his son
Isaac Newton Abbott, who purchased an additional 57 acres to be added to the property
for harvesting timber, pasture land and hay fields. The farm was passed down from generation to generation, and today it is operated by Jane Abbott Presby.

In June of 2006, the farm was put into a conservation easement, held by the Five Rivers
Conservation Trust. Today, the farm contains approximately 107 acres. Dimond Hill Farm is mainly used for growing vegetables such as raspberries, pumpkins, sweet corn, as well as a variety of winter vegetables. The farm is also home to a variety of animals such as llamas, pigs, chickens, horses, geese and sheep. Occasionally the farm hosts special events such as weddings, retreats, small dinner parties and much more!