CONSERVE BERRY MILL LAND CAMPAIGN

A Land Bank of Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro Project

Forever Protect a Natural and Historic Wolfeboro Resource

Please contribute by September 2022: Pledge form.

Vision for Berry Mill Land Conservation

To create an open and accessible community destination in perpetuity, that interprets the past and preserves the site’s panoramic land, shoreline, and falls.

Berry Mill water mill

View Map of Parcels

CAMPAIGN GOAL: $1.5 Million

The $1.4 million purchase price is the same amount the lots sold for in 2005. An additional $100,000 is being raised to cover closing and related costs.

    Land Location and Inclusions:
  • Two adjoining parcels totaling 3.7 acres of waterfront land. Adjacent to the town-owned Bridge Falls Path.
  • 2200 feet of shoreline.
  • Wetlands, natural uplands, wildlife habitat. Read More about nature at the 3.7 acre Berry Mill land.
  • Historic mill site first developed between 1769 and 1771 and used for 200 years. Read More
  • Likely Native American presence on the site.
  • Existing parking area off Center Street. Additional access at the end of Willow Street.
  • Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment completed March 2022 - No issues found.
    Conserve Berry Mill Land Forever – Your Contribution:
  • Prevents future development in perpetuity.
  • Preserves the natural and historic site, scenic views of Back Bay and downtown, and recreation on the adjacent bridge.
  • Protects water quality into Back Bay, which flows into Wolfeboro Bay.
  • Benefits the community by preserving the property, ecosystem as well as water quality, to carry out the stated vision for future enjoyment of a public area.

Time-sensitive deadline

Labor Day 2022 is the deadline to reach the Conserve Berry Mill campaign goal.

Pledge form.

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Berry Mill by drone
Photo by John Gisis.

Images by Brenda Jorett, John Sandeen and Rich Hudson, spring 2022.

Berry Mill campaign volunteers
Berry Mill campaign volunteers survey the tip of the historic site overlooking Back Bay with a panoramic view toward Wolfeboro.
Biking from Berry Mill towards downtown Wolfeboro.
Biking from Berry Mill towards downtown Wolfeboro. Berry Mill site point near top, left.
Berry Mill campaign volunteer Lenore Clark admires the view of Back Bay
Berry Mill campaign volunteer Lenore Clark admires the view of Back Bay from the point of the Berry Mill property. Rail trail/ Bridge Falls path is to the left.
Site of the former Berry Mill.
Site of the former Berry Mill.
Former Berry Mill and falls site
Former Berry Mill and falls site. Bridge Falls Path on left looking toward Center Street and Berry Mill parking.
Site history detailed by Maggie Stier
Committee member and history expert Maggie Stier details the Berry Mill site history to New Hampshire Natural and Cultural Resources officials.

CONSERVE BERRY MILL LEADERSHIP VOLUNTEERS

The Land Bank Wolfeboro-Tuftonboro and an all-volunteer committee is leading this conservation effort.

  • John Sandeen, campaign chair and Wolfeboro Library Foundation
  • Anne Blodget, Heritage Commission, Wright Museum of WWII, Wentworth Watershed Association board chair
  • Mal Blodget, Land Bank director
  • Lenore Clark, chair, Wolfeboro Conservation Commission
  • Brenda Jorett, marketing and PR, Conservation Commission, Wolfeboro Special Events Committee
  • Roger Murray, attorney, Wentworth Watershed director
  • Ken Perry, Realtor and conservation enthusiast
  • Art Slocum Jr., Land Bank director, Moose Mountain Regional Greenways
  • Maggie Stier, chair, Wolfeboro Heritage Commission
Dog's allowed
Berry Mill campaign volunteers walking the former mill site.