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Cedariver

Millis

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.

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

Overview

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. 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.

Directions

161 Forest Rd.
Millis, MA 02054
Telephone: 508.785.0339
E-mail: charlesrivervalley@thetrustees.org

 

Get directions on Google Maps.

From Rt. 495: Take Exit 19 to 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: From Exit 16B, take 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

Free trail map distributed from bulletin board in the parking area. Please understand that supplies periodically run out.

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.
  • Authorized bow hunting, only with written permission, is allowed on this reservation for a limited number of hunters, according to MasssWildlife regulations from mid 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, requirements, and rules for the benefit of all visitors. Learn more about hunting on Trustees properties.
  • 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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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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