Conserving the Riverfront in Gardner, while Protecting Templeton’s Water Supply

North County Land Trust worked with the City of Gardner to protect 122.5 acres of pristine riverfront property on the Otter River, bordering Gardner and Templeton. While conserving the intact gravel eskers and 1.25 miles of riverfront on this property, this project also protects drinking water for the Town of Templeton. Named the “Cummings Otter River Conservation Area”, the property is open to the public for hiking, fishing, boating and passive recreation.