Metro West

Shattuck Reservation


245 acres

Late fall foliage on a trail a...

The forest has reclaimed this centuries-old pastureland along the Charles River, where trails lead to lovely views of the river and its floodplain.


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


Shattuck Reservation is made up of a forested upland neck of oak and pine overlooking a wet meadow and red maple swamp. Like adjacent Noon Hill, Shattuck Reservation’s old stone walls indicate that it was once 19th-century pasture. The reservation is part of a network of Trustees properties linked by the Charles River; for a great paddling trip, visit them all.

Ideas for Your Visit

Follow a short trail that leads to a view of the Charles River and Marshview Point, a 10-acre finger of upland nearly surrounded by floodplain. Look for a trail extension across Causeway Street connecting Shattuck Reservation to Noon Hill.

Admission & Hours

Open year-round, sunrise to sunset. FREE to all.

Directions & Contact Info

Causeway Street
Medfield, MA 02052
Telephone: 508.785.0339

Get directions on Google Maps.

From I-95/Rt. 128: Exit 31B onto Rt. 109 West into center of Medfield. From intersection of Rts. 27 and 109 in Medfield, take Rt. 109 West for 0.1 mi. and immediately turn left onto Causeway St. Follow for 1.3 mi. and turn left onto Noon Hill Rd. Entrance and parking (15 cars) on right. Shattuck Reservation is across Causeway St. from Noon Hill.

From I-495: Exit 48. Follow Rt. 109 East and take right onto Causeway St., 0.1 mile before intersection of Rts. 109 and 27. Follow directions as stated above.

Property Map

We recommend that you download a trail map before you head out.

Regulations & Advisories

  • Dogs are allowed off-leash as long as they are under control at all times.
  • Mountain biking permitted only on designated trails when trails conditions are dry. Trails are closed to mountain biking March 1 to April 30, during muddy season.
  • Water craft may not be launched from the property. Landing only.
  • Authorized seasonal bow hunting is allowed on this reservation with written permission for a limited number of hunters through a deer management program administered by The Trustees. Per MassWildlife regulations, hunting is permitted from the first Monday in 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 and requirements. Learn more about hunting on Trustees properties. Any questions may be directed to The Trustees at
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: We ask that photographers or their clients become Contributing Level Members before conducting portrait sessions at this property.  Click here for more information, and to request permission for any portrait sessions. The Trustees of Reservations reserves the right, and may give permission to its designated photographers and videographers, or to outside media, to photograph or video visitors and program participants at all its facilities and properties.
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Property Acquisition History

Original acreage a gift of Henry L. Shattuck in 1970. Additional land given by Robert I. Hunneman in 1978 and Mrs. Louise Heck in 1989. Additional land purchased from the Paine family in 1993.

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A pleasant place to walk or walk the dogs. New trails now give you several loops to try. Connects with Noon Hill Reservation (that has more parking) so you can extend your hike a lot. Not very busy, so you can enjoy some peace and quiet.

EagleEyeBoston, TripAdvisor

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