The Laurel Park Association owns and manages 9 acres of woodland north of the cottages. We maintain it as a conservation area, where it provides a buffer and natural area available to residents. A loop trail runs through it, starting and ending on paved roads within the Park proper.
The woods help preserve the camp feeling of the cottages. Nearby, across Coles Meadow Road, the Broad Brook Coalition maintains Northampton's Fitzgerald Lake nature preserve. As a result, even though Laurel Park is near I91 and within Northampton's city limits, it still feels like a camp retreat in the woods.
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