Hales Brook and Sippican River
Marion, MA
322 acres
Bird Watching Cross-country skiing/Snowshoeing Hunting Mountain Biking Not Permitted Dog Walking Walking/Hiking (Easy) Picnicking Scenic Vista

About Hales Brook and Sippican River

From a new trailhead on County Road, you can now explore even more of the scenic East Over landscape.

Located on two tracts owned by the Town of Marion and managed by The Trustees, these 2.5 miles of forest trail traverse pine and oak uplands and unique wetland habitats. On the trail you’ll pass a dramatic rock outcropping emerging from the forest floor and walk along an extensive elevated boardwalk that gives up-close views of an ecologically sensitive area. On the northern trail loop, a stone slab bridge crosses over a small stream.
A recent easement granted by the neighboring cranberry bog owner, whose active bogs you can see from the trail, will connect the Town of Marion’s East Over Reservation to Hathaway Pond and the Town of Rochester, adding about a mile of walking trails to the existing system. Work is also underway on another trail addition, just north of the rock outcropping; it’s scheduled to be completed in 2014.

When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.

FREE to all.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Please stay on designated trails to protect farmland, fragile natural systems, and reduce potential exposure to Lyme disease.

  • Mountain biking and horseback riding are not allowed.

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.


Clapp Road, Rochester, MA 02770
County Road, Marion, MA

Telephone: 508.636.4693
E-mail: southcoast@thetrustees.org

Latitude: 41.4434
Longitude: -70.4640

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How to Get There

From I-195, take Exit 20 for Rt. 105 North. Follow for 0.3 mi., then turn right onto County Rd. The parking area is on the left just before 285 County Road.


When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.

FREE to all.

Maps and Resources

Trail maps are available at the bulletin board in the parking lot. 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


About Hunting on Trustees of Reservations Land

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