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Pegan Hill
metro-west Natick and Dover, MA
48 acres

Once the ancestral home of Native Americans and later a Colonial- era farmscape, this ridge line is a thickly wooded habitat laced by remnant stone walls.

What makes Pegan Hill a special place?
At 410 feet, Pegan Hill is the highest point in Natick. This classic glacial drumlin is forested with pine, oak, maple, and birch. From the one-mile trail that runs along its north- south axis, you are greeted by hilltop fields with sweeping views that reach as far as Mt. Monadnock—all part of a recent addition of 40 acres of open space at this historic location.

For more than 100 years, Pegan Hill was home to the Pegan Indians, a group of “Praying Indians”  rst led by the famous Reverend John Eliot beginning in 1651. They cleared the hill for cropland and pasture, but by the 1760s, the Pegan Indians had perished, and settlers had taken over farming. Stone walls are the only remaining evidence of these farming days.

Trails
1-mile trail. Moderate walking.

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

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