Metro West

Bridge Island Meadows


80 acres

Amid the extensive Charles River floodplain, this small, hard-to-reach upland features a knoll with views of the surrounding wetlands.


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  • Overview
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions & Contact Info
  • Property Map
  • Regulations & Advisories


This hidden landscape comprises 80 acres of wetland and upland, only reachable when the water is flowing in Bogastow Brook. When the intermittent waters of the brook enter South End Pond, a wooded upland rises to the east above the Charles River. Tree-covered knolls offer glimpses of the surrounding floodplain.

Admission & Hours

FREE to all.

Directions & Contact Info

South End Pond
Millis, MA 02054
Telephone: 508.785.0339

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Located on the southeast shore of South End Pond. Access is by canoe or kayak only via Bogastow Brook, which runs adjacent to the Reservation. Bogastow Brook is a small, intermittent brook, thick with vegetation, making access very difficult. Bogastow Brook may be entered from South End Pond, which is connected to the Charles River via a small tributary near the Medfield State Hospital.

Property Map

At present, a downloadable trail map is not available for Bridge Island Meadows.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Dogs are not allowed.
  • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent. Please read our photo and video policy.
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Great kayaking or canoeing along the Charles River, travel over to South End Pond. You will be alone, most of the time, even though you are near a variety of residential areas. Quiet and tranquil. Easy paddling. Beautiful estates can be seen from the waterway.

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