Norris Reservation Trail

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Norris Reservation Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Norwell, MA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles 97 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips


trail running


cross country skiing




wild flowers



5 days ago

This is a really great place to walk. Contrary to other reports, Norris is open all year. Very friendly people. Nice ponds, a stream, great for dogs. One of my favorite places to walk. If it's busy, you can park on the street or across the street at the Post Office without a problem.

3 months ago

4 months ago

My first trail - it was easy to follow, very pretty area, friendly people and loved the wild life. We saw snakes, a turtle, fish, chipmunks, and a herring. Made me look forward to future hikes :-)

4 months ago

5 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

Great trail, easy to follow. Loops by the North River, has a small barn/pier on it. Very friendly people. Usually there is plenty of parking, but if its a nice day, sometimes will have to use the street.

8 months ago

The trails are marked well and easy to follow. lots of friendly families and those with dogs had them on a leash and I didn't see any messes on the trails. I'll definitely be back!

trail running
1 year ago

Nice, short trail system with great views of the North River. You can get total distance of 2-4 miles running without covering too much of the same ground. Nice place to add a few softer miles on the legs if you are running in the downtown Norwell area.

1 year ago

2 years ago

Stepped out of my car and into a pile of dog poop, but it didn't end there. Despite many signs and FREE dog waste bags, the first 1/4 mile was a mine field, proving no matter how affluent the town, there are discourteous people everywhere. There's also a commonly ignored leash law as well, super nice to have your swamp soaked pup jump all over my children. It's a shame because it's a great walk for kids through many different ecosystems. My recommendation is to wear poop-proof boots and carry a big stick to ward off the muddy dogs.

2 years ago

Great trails. Very shady great along North River.