Upland forest interspersed with vernal pools yields to the important and fragile wetlands of Beaver Dam Heath, home to animals that need extensive range and diverse habitat to thrive. The 145-acre Grant’s Meadow preserve is located in the northwest portion of the Heath, south of Old Sanford Rd.
Noteworthy facts: Beaver Dam Heath was managed for hay until recent times. A fire in the late 1940s burned the peat, the land subsided and was flooded by Beaver Dam Creek.
Directions: From Rte. 236 in Berwick, travel east on Rte. 9/School St. for 2.1 miles, then left onto Old Sanford Rd. for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto Diamond Hill Rd. for .3 miles. The parking area is on the right.