Medfield Meadow Lots
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Medfield Meadow Lots Medfield, MA
16 acres

About Medfield Meadow Lots

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

What makes Medfield Meadow Lots a special place?
We think it’s the way this reservation helps protect key areas within the Charles River floodplain. Medfield Meadow Lots consists of three parcels of freshwater marshland – Pratt Meadow, Perry Meadow, and Hinsdale Meadow – all located in the Charles River floodplain.

Since 1972, The Trustees of Reservations have been part of a public/private cooperative effort to protect the natural beauty and ecological value of the upper Charles River Valley between Norfolk and Dedham. This land protection effort has involved both the acquisition of land – such as Medfield Meadow Lots – and the placement of conservation restrictions on critical parcels of private land. To date, The Trustees have protected nearly 4,000 acres in this critical watershed protection zone.

Trails
None. Entire reservation is floodplain.

When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.

Regulations & Advisories

No announcements at this time.

Directions

Charles River floodplain
Medfield, MA 02052
Telephone: 508.785.0339
E-mail: charlesrivervalley@ttor.org

Latitude: 42.2027
Longitude: -71.3408

There is no formal access to this reservation.

Admission

When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.

Admission
FREE to all

Property History

Property Acquisition History
Gift of Henry L. Shattuck in 1968.

Conservation and Stewardship

Management Planning for Our Properties
 


Since 1891, The Trustees of Reservations have worked to protect special places in Massachusetts and maintain them to the highest standards. To ensure these standards are met, a program of careful planning and sound management is essential. Comprehensive property management plans are created for each reservation and are completely updated approximately every ten years. We often work with volunteers, property users, and members of the community to carry out this planning, which typically involves several steps:
 


  • Describing in detail the site’s natural, scenic, and historical resources; identifying management issues related to the protection of those resources. 

  • Describing how visitors use the property; outlining the opportunities that the property provides for people to become involved in the work of conservation and caring for their community.

  • Developing a detailed list of management recommendations, a work plan, and a description of financial needs for implementing the actions.

  • Developing a prescribed routine management program for the reservation that will guide staff work plans, volunteer involvement, and the allocation of human and financial resources.


View Medfield Meadow Lots management plan.

Maps and Resources

At present, a downloadable trail map is not available for Medfield Meadow Lots.



Planning Your Visit

Before You Go
We encourage you to visit as many Trustees properties as you can.

Wherever your travels take you, please observe all posted regulations, follow special instructions from property staff, and keep in mind the Stewardship Code:

  • Protect wildlife and plants.
  • Guard against all risk of fire.
  • Help keep air and water clean.
  • Carry out what you carry in.
  • Use marked footpaths and bridle paths.
  • Leave livestock, crops, and machinery alone.
  • Respect the privacy of neighboring land.
  • Enjoy and share the landscape with others.

Click on links below for further visitor information:

Before Setting Out

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Safety

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Tell Us What You Think

We’d love to hear about your visit! Here are three easy ways to let us know what you think:

  1. Take our visitor survey. If you have a question for us, you can ask us in the survey and we’ll get back to you.

  2. Post a comment about your visit on our Facebook page.

  3. Share your experiences with other visitors on our website. Simply fill out the form below, and we’ll post your comment right here on this page.





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