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.


Plan Your Visit
  • 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.

Open when accessible, dawn to dusk.

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.
  • Authorized seasonal bow hunting is allowed on this reservation with written permission for a limited number of hunters through a deer management program administered by The Trustees. Per MassWildlife regulations, hunting is permitted from the first Monday in October through December each year, from ½ hour before sunrise all day until ½ hour after sunset, Monday through Saturday. Hunting is not allowed on Sundays. Signage is posted at the property listing safety precautions and requirements. Learn more about hunting on Trustees properties. Any questions may be directed to The Trustees at
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: We ask that photographers or their clients become Contributing Level Members before conducting portrait sessions at this property.  Click here for more information, and to request permission for any portrait sessions. The Trustees of Reservations reserves the right, and may give permission to its designated photographers and videographers, or to outside media, to photograph or video visitors and program participants at all its facilities and properties.
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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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