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Point Conservation Area
The Crystal Point Conservation Area is a 10 acre, City-owned
parcel of land that is managed by the Conservation Department and Haverhill
Trails Committee for the enjoyment of passive recreation. This land has
been designated as a conservation area for a variety of benefits that
- Watershed Protection - Crystal Lake is a major body of water which
contributes significantly to the City's public water supply. The lands
surrounding Crystal Lake contain many feeder streams as well as wetlands
and marshes which improve water quality by filtering out harmful sediment
- Wildlife Habitat - This area is rich in diversity, containing streams,
wetlands, mature forests, rocky ledges, Crystal Lake, and all the plant
and animal life associated with each of these habitats. Deer, beaver,
mink, otter, wild turkey, osprey, owls, and a wide variety of waterfowl
are a few of the species you might encounter here.
- Passive Recreation -We encourage you to participate in recreational
activities that are compatible with natural resource protection, such
as bird-watching, photography, hiking, x-country skiing, or mountain
You can help us maintain and improve our Conservation Area:
- Report illegal activities to the Conservation Department at 978-374-2334
(office) or 978-373-1212 (Police). A Haverhill Conservation Officer
will respond ASAP to investigate the violation.
- Take a bag along when in the area to pick up litter as you walk. Always
take out what you bring in.
- We are always receptive to anyone interested in volunteering to help
maintain or improve the area. If interested, call the Conservation/Trails
Conservation Area Regulations:
The Crystal Point Conservation Area is open to the public for hiking,
biking, nature study, photography, x-country skiing and other activities
that do not damage the land or disrupt other people's enjoyment of it.
To protect this area, please obey the following list of state and local
laws pertaining to the area.
It is forbidden in the Conservation
- To operate a dirt bike, ATV,
snowmobile, moped or any other motor vehicle.
- To fish with out a special
permit from the Conservation Office.
- To swim, boat or enter into
or upon the waters or the ice of Crystal Lake at any time.
- To hunt or possess any firearm,
bow and arrow, or slingshot in the Conservation Area, due to the close
proximity of homes near this relatively small 10-acre parcel.
- To remove or destroy any wildlife
- To remove or deface any signs,
structure, natural features or plants.
- To discard litter of any kind.
- To consume or possess alcoholic
Violations are punishable by a fine of up to $300.00
plus the replacement or repair costs of damages.