The east face of Red Mountain runs along the right side of Route 41 as you drive to Lakeville. The west face borders White Hollow Road as you drive toward Lime Rock. It’s a very important unfragmented ridgeline in Sharon. The land trust has preserved large portions of Red Mountain through purchase and conservation easement but much of the mountain still remains unprotected.
In 2008 the Salisbury and Sharon land trusts again joined forces to protect two key abutting parcels which straddle both towns on Red Mountain. A 55-acre parcel in two pieces is entirely in Sharon and the adjoining high farm fields are mostly in Salisbury. The views of both these properties are seen from all over Salisbury. The land trusts have reached an agreement to purchase the 50 acres, but are still negotiating an easement on the high fields. The owners of the high fields are a large family who are dispersed across the country. They have expressed their willingness to ease the property, but it is a complicated easement and we have not yet agreed on the final terms. The goal is to complete the project this year. Whenever the arrangements are finalized, we will be sending a special notice with all the details to our members.