Lyman Reserve Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Lyman Reserve Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Plymouth, MA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

2.1 miles 137 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

A small nature reserve with easy trails on the banks of a lovely trout brook where it meets the sea. The Lyman Reserve is a small wooded area on the banks of Red Brook near its outlet to Buttermilk Bay, including a small sandy beach. It was a 19th century fishing camp so the small network of trails mainly follow the banks of the brook. It apparently once had several bridges connecting the trails on either side, but they're now gone and it's not clear they'll ever be replaced. Still, the brook is narrow enough to jump in some places, and I found a couple of convenient trees that served nicely. While the property is really very lovely, there were a few negatives. First, some trails cross busy roads or come within a few yards of suburban homes, and you're never free from the vehicle noise of MA-25 to the north. Next, the official trails aren't well marked or clear, especially as there are many unmarked side and branch trails including some that go off the property altogether. But the sites variety of environs mean you can enjoy a lot of natural beauty in a very short and easy hike. Families and those who prefer level terrain will enjoy it most.

4 months ago

Nice short hike! Watch out for poison ivy though!!

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Have walked this trail a few times with the kids. Easy walk not much to see for wildlife but still a nice outing

walking
6 months ago

It was beautiful and offers beach, wood, and marsh area views. Not difficult and pet friendly.

walking
9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

I was expecting a slightly more difficult hike for some reason. It was beautiful and easy. My dog loved the water ways and running on the beach. It was short but it wore out our pup

hiking
1 year ago

This was an easy, little hike and it was fun with great views of the bay.

fishing
1 year ago

super short but beutiful. good place to fish for trout. also there is a new sign for a shorter trail that leads to the beach with a view of the railroad bridge in buzzards bay. very beutiful and the water is warm. more of a place to hangout than hike

1 year ago

Kind of a short trail but was great for us beginners. Will definitely return as it is very close to home and had nice view of the bay.

hiking
1 year ago

Really enjoyed these easy and open trails. Both sides were open and diverse. Great place for family hike. Plan to return to hike and picnic along water's edge.

hiking
1 year ago

We took our dog here to try new places, the paths are clean & clearly marked with not too many obstacles. Easy walking area.

fly fishing
4 years ago

Fishing is for native Salters. You need to hunt for these fish; don't expect to catch a lot but the more you explore the more you learn. It is possible to catch a true Salter in the 2-3lb range: I've seen and done it but most bookies are small 4-7 inches. Presentation seems more important than fly selection. I do like small streamers close to and in the estuary.

hiking
5 years ago