At 170.5 acres, Dunback Meadow is the largest Conservation Property in Lexington. Clematis Brook flows through this property, eventually emptying into Beaver Brook in Belmont. The property's diversified landscape consists of an extensive open meadow, red pine grove, community gardens, and a red maple swamp. From the time Lexington was settled, a section of this area was known as the Hunting Swamp, and it has included a portion where peat was cut for fuel, where cows were pastured, and where hay was cut.
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