Roam through a small woodland before emerging at the edge of a serene salt marsh near the head of the tidal Little River.
A family agricultural enterprise for five generations, this 130-acre property is among a cluster of historic salt farms that have earned treasured status along Buzzards Bay and the South Coast. The Trustees, in concert with our partner the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, has preserved Cornell for the community and general public.
Wander past the fields (and watch for butterflies and multiple bird species) and enter a beautiful oak-holly forest. Look up to the sky and see a forest canopy dominated by oaks; underneath, the forest is full of American holly. Look beyond and you may even glimpse a deer at the woodland edge.
Cornell Farm’s trails connect to adjacent open space, offering opportunities to continue your hike.
FREE to all
Hours: Sunrise to sunset.
520 Smith Neck Road
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
From I-195 Exit 12, travel south on Faunce Corner Mall Rd. to Rt. 6. Take a left onto Rt. 6 East, then first right onto Tucker Rd. Travel 3 mi. to intersection with Russell Mills Rd. Continue straight onto Bakerville Rd. and follow to end. Turn left onto Rock O’Dundee Rd. Follow to end. Turn right onto Smith Neck Road. Cornell Farm parking is 500 yards ahead on the right.
There is a trail map posted at a kiosk in the parking area. We encourage you to take a picture of the map before you head out.
You can also download the trail map to your phone.
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