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South of Boston

Moose Hill Farm

Sharon

347 acres

Photo: Peter Marotta

Venture from the farmstead through restored woodlands to hillside hay fields and pastures, and take in expansive views of Great Blue Hill and the Boston skyline.

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

Overview

At 466 feet high, Moose Hill is the second-highest ascent between Boston and Providence. Only Great Blue Hill, at 635 feet, is taller. After serving as an informal border separating the Wampanoag and Massachusetts tribes, the hill’s lofty elevation, crisp breezes, and clean waters all contributed to its metamorphosis into a 347-acre gentleman’s farm: ox and plow cleared open fields, and herds of sheep and dairy cows foraged well into the 20th century.

Cellar holes, foundation edges, and stone walls offer evidence of the Commonwealth’s agricultural metamorphosis from homesteading to dairy farming during the 18th and 19th centuries. Odds are you’ll still hear the din of a barnyard: The Trustees has revived the farm’s agricultural past, with pigs, chickens, and a small herd of cattle that forms the basis of a grass-fed beef operation.

The main farmhouse is also home to the Cooperative Nature School at Moose Hill Farm, a year-round, nature-based preschool. The child-driven, outdoor-oriented learning environment cultivates exploration, compassion, and community, where students make daily explorations of the surrounding pastures, meadows, woodlands, and wetlands.

Ideas for Your Visit

Six miles of trails bring you from the farmstead through restored woodlands to hillside hayfields and pastures; from the upper hayfield, you’ll discover enviable views of Great Blue Hill and the Boston skyline. Grassland birds call the summit fields home, while the wooded hillsides still shelter mature specimens of the American chestnut tree, a species that once dominated forests in the eastern United States. Look for the trees’ familiar, spiny-husked nuts, which traditionally nourished wild turkey and white-tailed deer, both of which call the farm home today.

Admission & Hours

Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1 hour.

FREE to all.

Directions

396 Moose Hill Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Telephone: 781.784.0567
Email: greaterboston@thetrustees.org

Get directions on Google Maps.

From Points North: I-95 South to Exit 10. At end of exit turn left onto Coney St. At light, turn right onto High Plain St, then left on Moose Hill St. Drive 1.0 mi. to entrance on right.

From Points South: I-95 North to Exit 9 (Rt. 1 North). Turn right onto High Plain St. (Rt. 27), then right onto Moose Hill St. Drive 1.0 mi. to entrance on the right.

Property Map

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

Regulations 

Authorized bow hunting, only with written permission, is allowed on this reservation for a limited number of hunters, according to MassWildlife regulations from mid October through December each year, from ½ hour before sunrise all day until ½ hour after sunset Monday through Saturday, with the exception of 9 am-12 pm Monday through Friday. 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 reservations >>

Photography

Commercial/Professional photography is allowed with permission. Please email greaterboston@thetrustees.org to obtain permit.

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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History

Henry P. Kendall acquired and protected Moose Hill Farm, which once housed a Guernsey dairy herd in the 1940’s, along with thousands of acres of woodlands in Sharon.

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See What People Say

Visited here several times with my 3 year old granddaughter. We both love walking through the trails and discovering whatever happens along the path. Each season brings different flora and fauna to life. We will be back for sure.

jack_b1, TripAdvisor

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