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Bridge Island Meadows
metro-west Millis, MA
80 acres
Photo Credit: P. Keleher

This property is open during normal hours. The Trustees asks that visitors follow social distancing guidelines for the health and safety of all. Please note: all buildings and inside areas are remain closed on all properties. For more information about our response to COVID-19, please click here.

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

What makes Bridge Island Meadows a special place?
Your timing has to be just right to reach this hidden gem – you can only reach it by canoe or kayak and only when the water is flowing in Bogastow Brook. When the intermittent waters of the brook enter South End Pond, a wooded upland rises to the east above the floodplains of the Charles River. But for intrepid paddlers, your reward is a short bushwhack to a 130-foot, tree-covered knolls that offers unforgettable glimpses of the surrounding floodplain.

Just how do you reach the reservation? It’s surrounded by wetlands, making access extremely difficult. Kayakers can paddle on the Charles River, turning west into a stream that leads to South End Pond. Bolder paddlers can creep along Bogastow Brook to South End Pond. Landing is a challenge, as grasses grow tall and thick.

None. The reservation is surrounded by wetland and comprises an upland that is dense with vegetation.

When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1/2 hour.

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