The development rights for Cutting Farm were acquired by the town in 2004. Trails and a canoe launch are located on this land.
Cutting Farm is located on Route 27 North, adjacent to the Cutting Playing Field, just before the Maynard town line. The parcel includes a large scenic pond, forested areas, and a variety of trees and shrubs. Park in the Cutting Field parking lot. The trail entrance is in the back.
The Cutting property has been farmed by the Cutting family since the late 1600’s. In 2004, the Cutting family offered to preserve 55 acres of their parcel by selling a combination of land and an Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) to the Town of Sudbury. The public has access to the land covered by the APR on a network of trails. This includes access for passive recreational opportunities for Sudbury residents such as walking, cross country skiing, and canoeing on Cutting Pond. The Cutting property abuts the new Assabet River Wildlife Refuge and is a portion of a 3,000-acre wildlife corridor running north to south through the towns of Sudbury, Maynard, Marlboro, Hudson, and Stow.
The trails around Cutting Farm are wide and flat. There is some vegetation on the ground while walking to the pond. Otherwise, there are no difficulties in using the paths.
- “The pond is incredible. It is really large and surrounded by trees.”
- “The pond area alone is worth visiting. People can canoe around it. It is really spectacular.”
- “When we walked the property, many trees and shrubs were in bloom. The scenery was really beautiful with lots of pink and white colors everywhere.”
- “Hikers can use the pond from many perspectives. Each vista was really wonderful. The pond is a great asset to the town.”
Cutting Farm – Highlights
Cutting Farm – Trail Hike