Townsend has 10 square miles of open space, 30% of the total, and 52 miles of public trails.
The major open space properties in Townsend are: Willard Brook State Forest , Townsend State Forest , Squannacook River Wildlife Management Area , Meetinghouse Park , Hunting Hills Wildlife Management Area , and Howard Park . There are 23 open space properties in total.
The largest open space landowners in Townsend are: DCR - Division of State Parks and Recreation, Department of Fish and Game, Town of Townsend, Townsend Conservation Trust, and Fitchburg Rod and Gun Club.
|Landowner||Properties||Area In Townsend Acres|
|DCR - Division of State Parks and Recreation||7||3448|
|Department of Fish and Game||16||759|
|Town of Townsend||12||404|
|Townsend Conservation Trust||1||42|
|Fitchburg Rod and Gun Club||1||33|
See all 8 landowners in Townsend
|Landowner||Name||Type||Area In Townsend Acres||Trails miles|
|Willard Brook State Forest||Recreation Ground||1643||35|
|DCR - Division of State Parks and Recreation||Townsend State Forest||Recreation Ground||3110||23|
|Department of Fish and Game||Squannacook River Wildlife Management Area||Conservation||582||7|
|Town of Townsend||Meetinghouse Park||Park||240||3|
|Department of Fish and Game||Hunting Hills Wildlife Management Area||Conservation||177||2|
|Town of Townsend||Howard Park||Park||40||1|