The Hamilton-Wenham Open Land Trust was founded in 1985 to preserve wildlife habitat, watershed, agricultural land and other natural features that make the towns of Hamilton and Wenham, Massachusetts, and surrounding communities, the special places they are. It was part of the coalition that was successful in preserving Chebacco Woods in Hamilton.

To date the Land Trust, with the assistance of generous local landowners, has preserved over 100 acres of open land comprising 13 reservations through fee ownership and conservation restrictions.

Please click on the Land Gifts & Other Donations page to learn more about our flexible approach to land preservation.

Pines and Hemlocks at Nickerson Knoll

A magnificent canopy of pines and hemlocks
at Nickerson Knoll Reservation

To make a tax-deductable cash contribution, please click the Paypal Button below. No PayPal account is required for contributions under $1,000.


We are always looking for volunteers to assist us
with particular projects, reservation stewardship, etc.
Please contact the Land Trust (click here)
if you are interested in volunteering.


If you are interested in becoming a member of
our Board of Directors, please click here and
send a letter of interest.