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Gallery: A Tour of the Glen Echo Property in Stoughton

Dwight MacKerron led a group on a tour of the Glen Echo property, which was recently purchased by the Town of Stoughton.

Dwight MacKerron of the Stoughton Historical Society led a group of about 30 on a tour of the Glen Echo Property on the Stoughton/Canton line, on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22.

The Town of Stoughton , paying 1.2 million for the .

 is roughly a 96-acre property that can be used for passive recreation and conservation, including six acres for active recreation.

Town Meeting members approved the purchase of the land at the 2011 Annual Town Meeting. At the June 6, 2011 session,  to allow the town to borrow up to $1.5 million to acquire Glen Echo.

At the time, the purchase price was $1.25 million, but that was lowered by $50,000 because of the portion of the property (16 acres) where it was unclear who held the title to the land.

The most picturesque part of the property is arguably Glen Echo lake. Take a look at photos from the tour in the media gallery above. Additional photos courtesy of Hank Herbowy. 

Jill Somers April 27, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Thats my mom and dad in the black jackets there! Great pictures! I wish I could have gone! Will there be another?
DJ April 27, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Cute you proudly claim your parents in the photos. I'm pretty familiar with the property and recently came across the huge plow blade depicted in one of the photos. Neither I nor the person I was walking with could recall it being there until recently so we both thought it was dumped. There has been a lot of brazen and illegal dumping in north Stoughton and I hope they can lock the gate so it doesn't occur at GE too. Also, can we please place some trash barrels in the area that the kids hang out in so at least their bottles may end up collected instead of broken on the ground?

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