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Explore this former riverside farm along the carriage road loop or enjoy a leisurely paddle on the Charles.
What makes Cedariver a special place?
Cedariver boasts beautiful frontage along the Charles River, and serves as a prime spot for paddlers to land their boats and take a hike. The mile-long cart path loop lets you explore the more than 50 acres of open fields, woodlands, and pristine riverbank. As red-tailed hawk soar above, watch for turkey and deer to appear amid the tall grass and goldenrod, Joe-Pye weed, and Black-eyed Susan.
Situated within a river environment serving both as a wildlife corridor and as part of Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control efforts, this reservation achieves multiple conservation goals. Its 55 acres add to Millis’ substantial web of protected public land. And, through Cedariver and other nearby reservations, you can explore more than 500 acres of Trustees-protected land along this section of the Charles River.
Formerly a cart path, the 1-mile loop trail passes through open meadows and oak-pine forest, with access to the Charles River.
When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1 hour.
There is a canoe/kayak landing at Cedariver. Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) boat launch is across the street.