Shattuck Reservation
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Shattuck Reservation Medfield, MA
245 acres

About Shattuck Reservation

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

What makes Shattuck Reservation a special place?
This small reservation is made up of a forested upland neck of oak and pine overlooking a wet meadow and red maple swamp. Follow a trail lead to a lookout across the Charles River to Marshview Point, a 10-acre finger of upland nearly surrounded by floodplain.

Like adjacent Noon Hill, Shattuck Reservation’s old stone walls indicate that it was once 19th-century pasture. Look for a trail link across Causeway Street connecting Shattuck Reservation to Noon Hill.

Shattuck Reservation is part of a network of Trustees properties linked by the Charles River.

Trails
1.5 mile loop trail with side trails. Moderate walking. Trail extension across Causeway Street connects Shattuck Reservation to 4 miles of trails at Noon Hill.

When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1 hour, 2 hours if also visiting Noon Hill.

Regulations & Advisories

  • In cooperation with the Town of Medfield, authorized bow hunting, only with written permission, is allowed on this reservation for a limited number of hunters, according to MasssWildlife regulations from mid October through December each year, from ½ hour before sunrise all day until ½ hour after sunset Monday through Saturday. Hunting is not allowed on Sundays. Signage is posted at the property listing safety precautions, requirements, and rules for the benefit of all visitors. Learn more about hunting on Trustees reservations >>

  • Mountain biking is permitted on official trails, except where posted. No off-trail biking is allowed.

  • Water craft may not be launched from the property. Landing only.

Directions

Causeway Street
Medfield, MA 02052
Telephone: 508.785.0339
E-mail: charlesrivervalley@ttor.org

Latitude: 42.164833
Longitude: -71.318539

Get directions on Google Maps.

From I-95/Rt. 128: Exit 16B onto Rt. 109 West into center of Medfield. From intersection of Rts. 27 and 109 in Medfield, take Rt. 109 West for 0.1 mi. and immediately turn left onto Causeway St. Follow for 1.3 mi. and turn left onto Noon Hill Rd. Entrance and parking (15 cars) on right. Shattuck Reservation is across Causeway St. from Noon Hill.

From I-495: Take Exit 19. Follow Rt. 109 East and take right onto Causeway St., 0.1 mile before intersection of Rts. 109 and 27. Follow directions as stated above.

Admission

When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1 hour, 2 hours if also visiting Noon Hill.

Admission
FREE to all

Property History

Property Acquisition History
Original acreage a gift of Henry L. Shattuck in 1970. Additional land given by Robert I. Hunneman in 1978 and Mrs. Louise Heck in 1989. Additional land purchased from the Paine family in 1993.

Programs


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 Shattuck Reservation management plan.

Maps and Resources

Printed trail maps are distributed free from bulletin boards in parking areas. Please understand that supplies periodically run out. We recommend that you download a trail map before you visit.



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

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.

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Advisory: Authorized bow hunting is allowed on portions of this reservation. See Regulations and Advisories at left for more information.

 

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