Landlocked Forest (LLF) is located in Burlington, MA and is about 250 acres of land. It is currently not protected open space but efforts are underway to get it into that designation with the Town.
GBNEMBA partners with the Friends of the Landlocked Forest on Trail Care events at LLF.
It is very important that all riders respect the neighbors surrounding this compact but very fun local riding spot. Please do not use any unmarked trails that exit/enter across/though neighbor's properties. If the lot at the Powerlines is full, please find an alternate place to park nearby (TJ Maxx parking lot) and ride over. Please do not park on the side of the road in the neighborhood! We want to be respectful of the neighbors! Thank you!
9/21/12 Update: Burlington Town Meeting is going to be voting this Monday, 9/24/12, about designating LLF as "Open Space" instead of its current "Industrial Use" designation. This will protect this great local resource from development.
What you can do: If you are a Burlington resident, please contact your Town Meeting Member(s) and ask them to support this designation change and vote for it. If you aren't a Burlington resident but have Burlington friends, please contact them and ask them to contact their TMMs to support it.
List of Burlington Town Meeting Members: http://www.burlington.org/clerk/tmmlist.pdf
Feel free to use this text, provided by the Friends of LLF:
Dear Town Meeting Member,
I am your constituent in Precinct ______. I urge you to vote in favor of the September 24th warrant article supporting a change in the zoning of the Burlington Landlocked Forest from “General Industrial” to “Open Space” zoning. This zoning change will further protect this precious asset which protects our water supply, helps to clean our air, reduces flooding, and provides enjoyment to the residents who walk, ride bicycles, watch birds and other wildlife, snowshoe, and cross-country ski in this lovely area. By changing the zoning to "Open Space" we can continue our work to make the trails easier, safer, more environmentally friendly, and more accessible to all residents of Burlington. Open Space zoning also allows for recreation uses such as ball fields. We don't need to commercially develop this area, as we have plenty of vacant commercial real estate in Burlington, and we have other areas that can be re-developed in a smart, profitable way.