Dan Glazier Forest

Dan Glazier Forest

Purchased by RGT in 2009, this 57-acre lot spans the southern edge of Diamond Match Ridge. The hillside descends sharply on the west in a series of rock outcroppings. The forest of mixed hardwood, pine and hemlock is home to diverse wildlife.


The Dan Glazier Forest covers much of the southern edge of Diamond Match Ridge. From the hillside it is possible to see Brushy Mountain and the upper cliffs of Rattlesnake Gutter to the south and part of the Mount Toby complex to the west. The forest, which was leveled by the 1938 hurricane, is mixed hardwood, pine and hemlock. There is a series of rock outcroppings on the western side.

Because the property borders recently cut land to the south and a power line to the west, there is a variety of forest and forest-edge habitats. Breeding birds include a Black-billed Cuckoo and Eastern Towhee (both near the power line edge), and Barred Owl, Hermit Thrush, Black-throated Green and Black-and-white Warblers, and Scarlet Tanager in the forest itself.

The Leverett Trails Committee (co-sponsored by the Rattlesnake Gutter Trust and the Leverett Conservation Commission) completed a loop trail through this 57-acre property in 2015.

Notice: Construction at Dan Glazier Trailhead – 04-SEP-2017

Eversource is conducting some structure replacements along the power lines between N Leverett road and the start of the Dan Glazier trails. While the trails are still accessible, please be mindful of the construction workers and equipment, and leave the area around the gate clear for large vehicles to pass through.

Driving Directions

  • From the Leverett Town Hall go north on Montague Road for 1.8 miles
  • Turn right/east on Cave Hill Road and continue about 2 miles until it ends at North Leverett Road.
  • Turn right, go about 1 mile.
  • Park on the left at the power line.