Formed in 2006, Common Ground Land Trust, Inc. is an all-volunteer, private non-profit organization dedicated to open space protection in the towns of Spencer and Leicester, MA.

Our mission is to acquire and conserve open space in our communities for a healthy and enjoyable environment.


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CGLT's Mission

We depend entirely on memberships, donations, grants and volunteers to do our work. Please join us as a Member and Volunteer!

SATURDAY JUNE 4th is National Trails Day!

Enjoy your local trail system with guided hikes along Spencer portions of the Mid-State Trail!

Go to GWLT's website for more hike details.

Our Projects

ALSO ON JUNE 4TH: Small’s Farm Trail Work Morning: Help install new trail signs and continue trail clearing at Small’s Farm Memorial Trail, 9am-noon. Meet in the driveway at the white barns at 3 Wire Village Rd. All tools will be provided, along with snacks and drinks. Recommend wearing heavy clothes, long sleeves and secure footwear for trail work. Please RSVP to or 774-371-0156

Some of our properties and projects include: