In 1990, the Trust voted to grant the Town of Cohasset significant funding to help the Water Commission forestall development of 10.45 acres into an 11-lot subdivision on King Street adjacent to the water treatment plant on Lily Pond. Proceeds from the Olde Salt House sale and a contribution from Mrs. A. Werk Cook partially funded the sale that was completed in 1993.
The property provides wildlife habitat and critical watershed protection for Lily Pond, Cohasset’s drinking water supply, and connects with the Brass Kettle Conservation Area.
The heavily-wooded land offers a hiking trail with views of Lily Pond and large ledge outcroppings. A hiking trail winds around the western edge of Lily Pond and spur trails connect to the trails in the Brass Kettle Conservation Areas and the adjacent TTOR’s Whitney-Thayer Woods.