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.