Townsend has 11 square miles of open space, 34% of the total, and 56 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 , Townsend Hill WMA , and Town Forest . There are 27 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 Land Trust, and Townsend Conservation Trust.
|Landowner||Properties||Area In Townsend Acres|
|DCR - Division of State Parks and Recreation||2||3530|
|Department of Fish and Game||10||1483|
|Town of Townsend||12||412|
|Townsend Conservation Land Trust||1||55|
|Townsend Conservation Trust||1||42|
See all 9 landowners in Townsend
|Landowner||Name||Type||Area In Townsend Acres||Trails miles|
|Willard Brook State Forest||Recreation Ground||1643||36|
|DCR - Division of State Parks and Recreation||Townsend State Forest||Conservation||3192||23|
|Department of Fish and Game||Squannacook River Wildlife Management Area||Recreation Ground||412||7|
|Town of Townsend||Meetinghouse Park||Conservation||243||3|
|Department of Fish and Game||Townsend Hill WMA||Conservation||622||3|
|Town of Lunenburg||Town Forest||Conservation||1||2|