Metro West



55 acres

On the banks of the Charles Ri...

Explore this former riverside farm along the carriage road loop or enjoy a leisurely paddle on the Charles.


Plan Your Visit
  • Overview
  • Ideas for Your Visit
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions & Contact Info
  • Property Map
  • Regulations & Advisories


Cedariver boasts beautiful frontage along the Charles River, and serves as a prime spot for paddlers to land their boats and take a hike. Situated within a river environment serving both as a wildlife corridor and as part of the Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control efforts, Cedariver achieves multiple conservation goals, and its 55 acres add to Millis’ substantial web of protected public lands, conservation restrictions, and other open space.

Through Cedariver and other nearby reservations, you can explore more than 500 acres of Trustees-protected land along this section of the Charles River.

Ideas for Your Visit

Roam the mile-long cart path loop past more than 50 acres of open fields, woodlands, and pristine riverbank. As red-tailed hawks soar above, watch for turkey and deer to appear amid the tall grass and goldenrod, Joe-Pye weed, and black-eyed Susans. Be sure to take a selfie under the iconic oak tree!

Along with a canoe/kayak landing at Cedariver, the Army Corps of Engineers manages a small boat launch across the street.

Admission & Hours

FREE to all.

Open year-round, sunrise to sunset.

Directions & Contact Info

161 Forest Rd.
Millis, MA 02054
Telephone: 508.785.0339

Get directions on Google Maps.

From I-495: Exit 48. Follow Rt. 109 East. Proceed to Rt. 115 South in Millis center, then take first left onto Forest Rd. Go 1.2 mi., through stop sign, to entrance on right.

From I-95/Rt. 128: Exit 31B onto Rt. 109 West into Medfield center. Go 0.1 mi. past intersection with Rt. 27, then turn left onto Causeway St. Go 2.4 miles to its end, then turn right onto Orchard St. Go 0.3 mi. and across Charles River to entrance immediately on left.

Property Map

There is a trail map posted on a kiosk in the parking area.

We recommend that you take a photo of the map on your phone so you can refer to it during your visit, or download a trail map before you head out.


Regulations & Advisories

  • Mountain biking is not allowed.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No fires or camping.
  • Deer ticks may carry Lyme disease.
  • This property welcomes horseback riding. Please follow posted regulations.
  • 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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The Baker family farm in Millis

The Baker family operated a small farm here through the mid-20th century. Polly and Talbot Baker had moved to Millis in 1939 and were soon growing crops and raising livestock. In the 1970s, Polly Baker began her farsighted vision for protecting much of the landscape by placing a conservation restriction on it. Upon Mrs. Baker’s death in 2002 at the age of 94, the property, its two residences, and numerous outbuildings were generously donated to The Trustees.

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This area borders the meandering Charles River and it is lovely in all seasons, especially when it snows!

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