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Powisset Farm

Dover

109 acres

Explore the loop trail on this local treasure and vibrant working farm, taking in the surrounding woodlands, fields, and wetlands.

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

Overview

Open fields and clusters of farm buildings make up a scenic, pastoral landscape and rare treasure within the Greater Boston area. With a history of active agricultural use dating back more than 300 years, the farm remains an invaluable cultural resource today. The Trustees continues that legacy through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program based on the property, along with a vibrant barnyard, farmstand, and teaching kitchen.

Please help us keep our campers safe ~ There is no public access to our barnyard and children’s play area on weekdays 9AM – 3PM through August 21. Thank you for your cooperation.

Ideas for Your Visit

During your visit, stroll down the farm lane, say hello to the barnyard animals, and admire the rows of vegetables and herbs. Take the loop trail beyond the cultivated land to an upland oak forest, a pair of brooks, vernal pools, and wooded wetlands, and gaze across furrowed croplands and thick hayfields attracting white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and grassland-nesting bobolinks. Mowed trails through the hay fields link to the adjacent, 1,200-acre Hale Reservation, while Noanet Woodlands is situated across the street.

Admission & Hours

FREE to all.

Directions

39 Powisset Street
Dover, MA 02030
Telephone: 508.785.0339
E-mail: charlesrivervalley@thetrustees.org

Get driving directions on Google Maps.

From I-95/Rt. 128: take Exit 16B (109 West). Follow for less than 1 mile and take a right on Dover Rd. Follow for 2.5 miles. Take left into farm immediately after big gray barn. Farm office is on ground floor, underneath barn.

From Medfield Center: Take Rt. 109 east, take left onto Hartford St. Follow for 1.5 mi. and take left onto Walpole St. Follow for 0.75 mi. and take right onto Powisset St. After 0.25 mi., take right immediately before big gray barn. Farm office is on ground floor, underneath barn.

Please follow the signs and park in the lot on the right side of the driveway. When exiting, please follow signs for the one-way exit, passing the pond and up the small hill out to Powisset Street.

 

Property Map

A trail map is posted on the bulletin board in the parking area. Download a trail map before your visit.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Please help us keep our campers safe ~ There is no public access to our barnyard and children’s play area on weekdays 9AM – 3PM through August 21. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • In cooperation with the Town of Dover, 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 reservations >>
  • Please respect restricted-access areas, and do not open gates, touch or feed livestock, or interrupt farm operations.
  • Dogs are not allowed. If you would like to walk your dog before or after your farm visit, you may take your pet to The Trustees’ Noanet Woodlands, located adjacent to Powisset Farm.
  • For your safety, please observe all posted signs. Please note that we maintain an electric deer fence around all of our cultivated fields. Please assume that the fence is on at all times.
  • Bicycles and biking is not allowed on the trails at Powisset Farm.
  • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of our properties implies consent. Find the full policy here. If you have questions, please contact us at 508.785.0339 or email charlesrivervally@thetrustees.org.
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PowissetCooks

Excite your senses, expand your palate and broaden your cooking repertoire, with hands-on cooking classes vacation week programs and al fresco Friday Farm Dinners and more.

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Date Night on the Farm

Grab your loved one for an exclusive date night on the farm. Enjoy the beautiful views while enjoying a catered meal using farm-fresh ingredients.
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History

Originally 188-acres were purchased from the Executors of the Amelia Peabody Estate in 1985. 33 acres sold to the town of Dover as permanent conservation land and another 33 acres that were not essential to the farm operation were sold as a limited development. In 1989 the farmland was transferred to The Trustees and opened as a reservation in June 2008.

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The fields in the front have been transformed into a working farm -- a CSA. Vegetables of every description, enthusiastic volunteers and members/customers. Hidden away in the back are large fields, excellent for riding or walking. Add this farm hike onto your visit to Noanet Farm across the street.

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