The Randolph Town Forest officially grew by 102.2 acres when the town voted to accept a parcel of undeveloped forest land donated by John and Mary Berry at the 2021 June 1st Town Meeting. The parcel incudes a portion of the Carlton Brook, an old woods road and is traversed by RMC trails; most notably the Bee Line path. The property also surrounds the area known as Crystal Spring.
Carlton Brook serves as a water source for several houses, including the Berry house and will be protected by an easement. The easement will be held by the town and monitored by the Forest Commission in accordance with the Town’s Forest Ordinance.
The Forest Commission plans to continue to mow and care for the woods road that is often used by hikers and skiers. The RMC will continue to maintain its trails on the property.