Perry Farm Conservation Area, Bristol

The Perry Farm Conservation Area is a natural park in the north-central part of Bristol, containing nearly 100 acres of woodlands and trails that are open to the public. The nearly two mile system is blazed with blue, white, and yellow trails. The property has had a wildlife survey done, and is home to rabbits, toads, robins, blue jays, woodpeckers, finches as well as an abundance of wildflowers


The town-owned property is most easily accessed from Jameson Drive off Metacom Avenue or from Elmwood Drive off Hope Street, where the Public Works Department has installed a pedestrian foot bridge to provide access. The main entrance, opposite Fatima Drive, along Metacom Avenue offers a small parking area. The department has also built a foot bridge over a stream in the conservation area, allowing full access even during the spring thaw.

The property is rich with old stone walls, vernal pools, and old towering oaks and maples. The blue blazed trail runs from Metacom Avenue westerly to the power line easement and the yellow loop trail. The yellow trail loops through the midsection of the property passing areas of birch trees, a cedar grove, and small outcrops of pudding-stone.

The white blazed trail at the northern end of the property weaves along the edge of a meadow and through areas of thickets that are a haven for birds.


Click maps above for a larger view.