Near Bear Garden Hill and the Boiling Spring, the beautiful Fairhaven Hill was one of Thoreau’s favorite destinations and is often referred to in his writings. Thoreau would often travel to Fairhaven Hill to pick huckleberry.
Fairhaven Hill is only partially preserved. The Concord Land Conservation Trust preserves Seton Woods at the base of Fairhaven Hill and the Walden Woods Project preserves some of the surrounding land. Otherwise, Fairhaven Hill has been sparsely developed as residential property.
Fairhaven Hill has been developed and exists as private property and is consequently not accessible to the general public.