Canterbury – Briggs

briggs-pageOn Old Gilmanton Road
Easement property crosses into the Town of Northfield
56.8 acres of mixed forest and field
No public access
December 2004

This Canterbury property is part of the Nathan Whidden Homestead which dates back to the early 1800’s. Jan and Craig Briggs moved to the unoccupied farmhouse in the 1970’s where they raised their family. The permanent protection of this property by the Briggs’ in 2004 demonstrates their belief in land stewardship and protection. The property is in close proximity to other conservation land along Shaker Road, promoting wildlife corridors and rural character preservation for future generations.

The property includes both hard and softwood forests, interesting topography and many old farm and logging roads as well as fields used for grazing and hay production in years past.