David Wilson Land

About the Property

The Forest Society primarily manages this property for sustainable forestry, productive wildlife habitat, and other conservation benefits in support of the greater Sharon community. While all of our reservations are open to the public, this property may be difficult to access due to a lack of developed recreation features and resources such as signage, parking, established trails, and a detailed Forest Reservation Guide map.

Please see our Visitor Use Guidelines page for a complete list of rules and regulations for Forest Society reservations. 

If you are looking to explore a unique forest in this area that offers a wider array of recreational opportunities, we encourage you to visit any of our “recommended properties nearby” featured below.

Fishing Guide

The diminutive Gridley River flows out of the Tophet Swamp, through the David Wilson Land and onward into the Contoocook River in Peterborough.  As it flows through the David Wilson land it passes through marshes and an old mill pond dam.  This is a place where you are unlikely to see many anglers, as it is accessible only in the dry months on Swamp Road, a Class VI town road not maintained for winter travel.  Warm water fish are found in the open areas, and in the shaded, faster flowing sections, you may find an occasional trout.  From the junction of Rtes. 202, 137 & 124 in Jaffrey, take Rt. 124 approx. 4 miles. Look for signs and Swamp Road on the north side of Rt. 124.