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Reservations in Greater Boston

Wander through America's colonial past at the Old Manse in Concord, where the Shot Heard 'Round the World was followed only two generations later by an American literary revolution led by Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau.

Or, enjoy a present-day retracing of Native American paddling routes along the Charles and Neponset rivers. Hike past stone walls built painstakingly by Yankee farmers engaged in a constant struggle with the rocky, rugged ground of New England. And that's just the start.

 

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Archives & Research Center
27 Everett Street
Sharon, MA 02067

This state-of-the-art storage facility holds The Trustees' extensive collection of objects, maps, photographs, plans, diaries, and more, which together tell the story every one of our more than 100 properties.

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Francis William Bird Park
Polley Lane
Walpole, MA 02032

Stroll meandering pathways and cross artisan-built stone bridges at this family-friendly park of open fields, groves of trees, and frog ponds.

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Bridge Island Meadows
South End Pond
Millis, MA 02054

Paddle to this small upland amid the extensive Charles River floodplain and bushwhack up a hill to views of the surrounding wetlands.

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Cedariver
161 Forest Road
Millis, MA 02054

Explore this former riverside farm along the carriage road loop or enjoy a leisurely paddle on the Charles.

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Charles River Peninsula
Fisher Street
Needham, MA 02492

Surrounded on three sides by the river, this restored grassland field is accessible by either foot or boat.

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Chase Woodlands
Farm Street
Dover, MA 02030

Follow meandering trails through a forest of pine, beech, and hemlock and enjoy what was once a family’s cherished preserve.

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Chestnut Hill Farm
Chestnut Hill Road
Southborough, MA 01772

Explore scenic woodlands and rolling fields at this working farm, which was saved from development in the 1960s through the dedication of a local family.

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City Natives
30 Edgewater Drive
Mattapan 02126

Find native plants for your community garden plot right in the heart of the city.

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Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate
2468 Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021

Stroll through elegant gardens complementing a stately country house then explore surrounding fields, pastures, and woodlands that echo the property’s agricultural past.

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Fork Factory Brook
Hartford Street
Medfield, MA 02052

Follow a network of trails through wetland, hayfields, and wooded upland to discover views and the foundations of an historic mill.

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Governor Hutchinson's Field
Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186

Enjoy views of the Neponset River marshes and Boston Harbor from the hilltop site of the estate of the last Massachusetts Colonial governor.

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Governor Oliver Ames Estate
35 Oliver St.
Easton, MA 02356

Explore a part of Massachusetts history on this bucolic estate, first settled by Oliver Ames, who served as the Governor of the Commonwealth in the early 19th century.

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KITCHEN at Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston, MA 02108

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Leatherbee Woods
West Roxbury, MA 02467

Leatherbee Woods Urban Wild includes a parcel of Red Maple swamp adjacent to and contiguous with the swamps of MA DCR’s Hancock Woods Reservation and Brookline’s Hoar Wildlife Sanctuary. A short boardwalk enters the property from a fire road maintained at the boundary line of Boston and Brookline. The boardwalk travels west into the site before doubling back on itself to return. The boardwalk allows visitors access to the center of the property to enjoy the lush growth of Skunk Cabbage and Summersweet.

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Malcolm Preserve
Stearns Steet
Carlisle, MA 01741

This modest reservation provides a portal to a much larger protected landscape of 1,300 acres. The preserve also features a wheelchair-accessible trail.

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Medfield Meadow Lots
N. Meadows Road
Medfield, MA 02052

These areas of marsh situated within the Charles River Floodplain represent The Trustees’ commitment to ecological diversity and protecting natural communities.

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Medfield Rhododendrons
Woodridge Road
Medfield, MA 02052

Approach with care this fragile habitat of rare Rosebay rhododendrons with care — here you can experience one of very few populations of this important species.

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Moose Hill Farm
396 Moose Hill Street
Sharon, MA 02067

Follow a trail from the farmstead through restored woodlands to hillside hayfields and pastures, where you'll enjoy views of Great Blue Hill and the Boston skyline.

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Noanet Woodlands
Powissett Street
Dover, MA 02030

Follow a network of trails across a grand preserve that features woodlands and ponds, a former mill site, and Noanet Peak, which offers views of the Boston skyline.

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Noon Hill
Noon Hill Road
Medfield, MA 02052

Ascend the hill to enjoy treetop vistas, amble around Holt Pond, or follow trails that leads through an adjacent Trustees reservation to the Charles River.

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Pegan Hill
Pegan Lane
Natick and Dover, MA 02030

Once the ancestral home of local Native Americans and later a Colonial-era farmscape, this ridgeline is a thickly wooded habitat laced by remnant stone walls.

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Peters Reservation
Farm Street
Dover, MA 02030

A delightful paddling destination, this riverside retreat features a mix of natural flora, designed landscape and plantings, and two miles of trails.

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Pierce Reservation
224 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186

Pierce Reservation includes four acres of woodland and fields behind a private residence at 224 Adams Street. It is only accessible from adjacent Governor Hutchinson's Field.

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Powisset Farm
39 Powisset Street
Dover, MA 02030

Revived as the site of a Community Supported Agriculture program, this farm features a trail that explores woodlands, fields, and wetlands.

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Rocky Narrows
S Main Street
Sherborn, MA 01770

By foot or canoe, enjoy incomparable views of the Charles River at its most serene as it slowly winds between granite walls. Or amble among pine groves and past wetlands along seven miles of trails and footpaths.

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Rocky Woods
Hartford Street
Medfield, MA 02052

Enjoy expansive views from atop Cedar Hill, amble along a trail to a former quarry site, or explore five ponds that dot this woody landscape.

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Shattuck Reservation
Causeway Street
Medfield, MA 02052

The forest has reclaimed this centuries-old pasture land along the Charles, where trails poke out to the river’s edge with lovely views. A paddler's favorite.

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Signal Hill
University Road
Canton, MA 02021

At the far end of an industrial park you’ll discover a protected refuge that offers both views of the Blue Hills and access to the Neponset River.

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The Old Manse
296 Monument Street
Concord, MA 01742

The first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired nearby – and, less than a century later, Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau spawned a revolution in American philosophy from here.

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