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Bynan Conservation Area


Bynan Trail Map

Bynan Conservation Area (162 acres)

Lying in the southeast corner of town, the Bynan Conservation Area was part of an acquisition of approximately 162 acres in 1978 from the Bynan family. Of this land, purchased with the assistance of a Self-Help Grant, about 40 acres were reserved to accommodate expansion of the South Hadley Sanitary Landfill, which closed in 2014. The remainder were reserved for conservation and recreation purposes. Several smaller abutting parcels have recently been protected also. The area consists of pine barren habitat; pitch pine and oak woodlands are interspersed with wetlands and ponds that often dry up in the summer. Old wood roads wander throughout the area, facilitating hiking and crosscountry skiing. There are marked and unmarked trails in the area.