The private Maynard family burial ground, established by Malachi & Elizabeth Maynard, whose Conway farm abutted both sides of this road (the 1766 county road from Hatfield to Ashfield). The home site was across the road. Malachi moved to Conway by 1770 (soon followed by several of his brothers), and purchased the east end of Lot 53 from Original Proprietor David Burt. Elizabeth died at 36, in 1785, after which Malachi married Anna Hale, and added part of Lot 52 to the farm – on which they made their home until his death in 1824. Anna died in 1825. Of Malachi & Elizabeth’s four children, three were stillborn, and may be among those buried here.

Flash Hike Saturday at Conway State Forest. Paulette showed us the trails here, grab the guide from to visit the landmarks. Trails are not blazed, these are the old roads where the town center once stood. Also, no cell service so download and print your maps! Easy hiking on rolling hills in a beautiful forest with some old growth trees. Conway State Forest is a woodland DCR State Forest.

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