A hilltop meadow offering views of historic Lancaster.
As the last glacier moved across and scoured the New England landscape, the migration formed glacial drumlins—hills running parallel to the direction of the glacial flow—like Dexter Drumlin.
Today the reservation is a graceful, open meadow managed for ground-nesting birds (though hay is cut from the meadow after the young birds have fledged from their nests). A small tributary of the Nashua River runs along the western side of the hill, and a narrow, one-mile mowed footpath leads over the top and around the drumlin—the perfect way to experience its scenic views. When the flakes start to fall, the hills become a favorite local spot for winter sledding.
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121-159 George Hill Road
Lancaster, MA 01523
From Rt. 2: Take Exit 35, Rt. 70 South 5.5 mi. through Lancaster Center. Turn right onto George Hill Rd. and continue 0.2 mi. to entrance and roadside parking on right.
From I-190: Take Exit 7 for Rt. 117 East 3.3 mi. Turn right onto Rt. 70 (Main St.), and proceed 1.8 mi. to George Hill Rd. Continue as above.
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.
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This is a great place to walk a dog. There is an inviting brook at the base of the hill that may be a good place for the puppy to splash. This is the best, best place to sled! A gentle slope facing west is great for a nice long run with the kids.
– Alexandra T, Trip Advisor
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