Offering 140 acres in the town of Norfolk, the reservation was once home to a commercial sawmill operation. A large, open field welcomes visitors and an old stone lined cow path leads to Stony Brook Pond and Teal Marsh where turtles and great blue herons are easy to spy. A boardwalk leads over Kingfisher Pond to a stand of beech trees, which is a popular spot for a wide variety of wildlife viewing. It is adjacent to the Massachusetts Audubons 116 acre Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary and is managed collaboratively with them. Admission fee is charged, but is free to Mass. Audubon members and DCR Park pass holders. Picnicking and pets are not allowed.

Great place for a casual hike. No steep inclines. Family friendly. Beautiful scenery

I would give it 5 stars if it was just a bit longer. It's a well marked, easily accessible trail and has a lot of beautiful things to see.

Came the day the new boardwalk opened. Pretty pond views and saw lots of wildlife and plants.

Currently the Boardwalk is under construction, so there's only about .2 accessible in a loop, and a little trail towards the lower pond.

nature trips
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

lots of life in the water that can be seen from the nice walkways above. tons of birds and turtles. great for kids and families.

Beautiful but short and easy. Perfect for easy walking. Bathrooms, audio tour, blind trail, friendly. Helpful staff and a visitor center. Went in the winter so don't know about bugs.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Great hike for young kids!

Short but beautiful. Highly recommend it.
Easy walk and great for bird watching

Sunday, January 07, 2018