Pierce Reservation
Milton, MA
4 acres
Bird Watching Cross-country skiing/Snowshoeing Mountain Biking Not Permitted Dog Walking Walking/Hiking (Easy) Picnicking

About Pierce Reservation

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.

Trails
At the bottom of Governor Hutchinson’s Field is a path along the Neponset River marshes which leads off to the right to Pierce Reservation. The park contains no trails itself.

When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of ½ hour.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Mountain biking is not allowed.

  • Please respect the privacy of our neighbor.

The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent. Find the full policy here.

Directions

224 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
Telephone: 781.784.0567
E-mail: greaterboston@thetrustees.org

Latitude: 42.2655
Longitude: -71.0652

Get directions on Google Maps.

From I-93/Rt. 3 South: Take Exit 10 and proceed for 0.2 mi. At stop sign, turn right onto Adams St. and follow for 1.2 mi. to top of Milton Hill; entrance is on the right. From Dorchester: Take Dorchester Avenue to Adams Street and follow up Milton Hill; entrance is on the left.

From I-93/Rt. 3 North: Take Exit 9 and follow Granite Avenue north for 1.5 mi. through two sets of traffic lights. Turn left and drive over Expressway bridge to stop sign. Turn right onto Adams Street and follow for 1.2 mi. to top of Milton Hill; entrance to Gov. Hutchinson's Field is on the right.

There is no designated parking area and road-side parking is not permitted.

Admission

When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of ½ hour.

Admission
FREE to all

Property History

Property Acquisition History
Gift of Henry L. Pierce, by bequest, in 1957.

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 Pierce Reservation management plan.

Maps and Resources

At present, a trail map is not available for Pierce Reservation.



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

Enjoying Trustees Reservations

Safety

About Hunting on Trustees of Reservations Land