Explore the most popular birding trails near Medfield with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
15 days ago

I keep my honeybees on the farm here and took a jog around to check on them and see what forage, if any, might be available now that my friendly farmer has left me. Found lots of cherry blossoms blooming which is great as I think the bees will love these. The trees are in wet areas too so the nectar should be flowing. Say hi to my bees if you're over that way!

Another great trail run thru here on a really nice spring day (yea, May Day!). Parked way down on the promontory overlooking the Great Charles River! Sweet!

hiking
24 days ago

Some parts of the map aren’t correct, but it’s a super user friendly trail, so you’ll easily make your own loop.

hiking
4 months ago

good trail. only saw a couple other people. well maintained. lots of maps. feels pretty isolated in the middle, despite being so close to the city. nice pines and leaf cover.

trail running
5 months ago

This is one of my favorite properties. Parked in the Noon Hill parking area and headed over the dam and around Holt pond to the cut-thru. Crossed Causeway Street and headed straight down to the Charles River (awesome horseshoe bend at this location). The light and views were terrific this morning! Continued clockwise out of the pine forest and thru the maple forest then to the candy cane forest to another river viewing spot. Several options on the return. So sweet!

trail running
6 months ago

Really nice loop. Some bushwacking involved but you can avoid this if you want. A really impressive property. Go for it! Enjoy!

liked it. would eliminate the small loop at end. Not the best marked in that part. Add loop around Holt pond instead.

trail running
6 months ago

Very nice forest trek. Parked on quiet Pond Street and started down the back of Rocky Woods via the Wilson Swamp Trail. I never knew there was so much more to explore down into Medfield. I've been avoiding the trail turn-off in that direction for years thinking there wasn't much down that way. The Woodcliff Hills Trail brings you down into the Parkinson Property then on to the Medfield Park & Rec operated Hinckley Pond. Very nice marshy area on route and tranquil forests. A must do, must see!

Was ok. Not really challenging but nice nonetheless. Be sure to check out all the trees that the beavers toppled. Pretty cool.

trail running
7 months ago

Nice way to take in both Rocky Woods and the Trustees Fork Factory Brook properties. Be careful crossing the street!

trail running
8 months ago

A "just do it" kind of day with Tropical Storm Jose just off the coast of New England throwing plenty of wind and rain our way. The trees were swaying and the rain was pouring but it didn't dampen my spirits much. No views from Cedar Hill and all the wildlife was hunkered down so it was just a nice trail run/walk.

trail running
8 months ago

A nice trek for sure. It's always cool to see what the beaver's are up to on Echo Lake. They have downed about 50 trees to make their home, amazing. I took a little detour up Cedar Hill Knoll to check out the gorge. I love that area. Got ambushed by a little golden retriever...so cute!

trail running
8 months ago

What a great property. Did a nice loop today and enjoyed catching up with all the hard work the beavers are doing on the pond. Wow, they have sharp teeth. Continued up Mine Hill and around and then up Cedar Hill for a bit more exercise. Came down the Cedar Hill and Noanet trails past the camping spots back to my car. A perfect day!

trail running
8 months ago

A great trail run today in Shattuck. Parked in the shared area then went straight down to the river. What a great day! Continued down the trail that is shared with the Bay Circuit Trail. Discovered a new way further north to an old road that once crossed the Charles. The road was a bit overgrown but the views were worth it. Looks like you could drop a canoe in there or, more conveniently, on the other side of the river. I continued back through the woods to the park area. A wonderful trek!

Had a great run today. Parked out in the field near the entrance as some construction is going on currently at the Hospital property. Ran down the trail leading to the Charles River then around and up to the Dover-Sherborn wilderness X/C track. Came around the east side of the Medfield State Hospital property and passed the water tower on my way down to the soccer fields. Kind of wet and mucky today but, as usual, a great trail run.

trail running
8 months ago

This is a really nice, quiet area. Adjacent to the organic community farm, this property is managed by the Trustees of Reservations. There is ample parking on the Rocky Woods side of the property, be careful crossing the road as cars come flying by. I keep a few honeybee hives on the edge of this property. It's safe to walk past them just try and stay out of the honeybees flight path. It's nice to walk all the way down to the mill site to see where our ancestors used to make pitchforks back in colonial times. There is also a nice prominent ledge with limited views over the marsh and down toward the farm. A small area but very nice!

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