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A gateway to the 13,600-acre Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve, Copicut Woods boasts upland forests, wetlands and waterways, and remnants of a vibrant agricultural past.
What makes Copicut Woods a special place?
This 516-acre property is both a prime destination and the southern gateway to the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve. Copicut introduces nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts to an entire regional ecosystem. Experience forests, streams, and cedar swamps, amid an array of flora and fauna, from deer and coyote darting among stands of hardwoods and conifers, to hawks, owls, and salamanders.
As you walk the three miles of trails at Copicut, you'll wind through a variety of natural communities and pass vernal pools, Miller Brook, and an abandoned farm settlement. You’ll be delighted by the nearly mile-long Miller Lane, a 150-year-old scenic cart path lined on either side by stone walls under a canopy of trees. Pack a lunch and enjoy a secluded picnic in a traditional timber frame “Ed Shed” before exploring further reaches of Copicut along the new Meadowhawk and Soggy Bottom Trails.
Mountain bikers will find plenty of options, too. And, when the snow flies, the relatively flat terrain and broad trails are ideal for cross-country skiing enthusiasts and snowshoers.
Copicut’s 516 acres are an integral part of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve, one of the largest unfragmented forests in eastern Massachusetts.
5.4 miles of trails (includes Miller Brook Conservation Area). Easy walking.
When to Visit
Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1 hour.
A traditional timber frame educational shelter, the “Ed Shed,” offers a secluded place to picnic.