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Shattuck Reservation

Medfield

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.

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Plan Your Visit
  • Overview
  • Ideas for Your Visit
  • Admission & Hours
  • Directions
  • What You'll Find
  • Property Map
  • Regulations & Advisories

Overview

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

FREE to all.

Directions

Causeway Street
Medfield, MA 02052
Telephone: 508.785.0339
E-mail: charlesrivervalley@thetrustees.org

Get directions on Google Maps.

From I-95/Rt. 128: Exit 16B 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: Take Exit 19. 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.

What You'll Find

Before You Go
We encourage you to visit as many Trustees properties as you can.

Wherever your travels take you, please observe all posted regulations, follow special instructions from property staff, and keep in mind the Stewardship Code:

  • Protect wildlife and plants.
  • Guard against all risk of fire.
  • Help keep air and water clean.
  • Carry out what you carry in.
  • Use marked footpaths and bridle paths.
  • Leave livestock, crops, and machinery alone.
  • Respect the privacy of neighboring land.
  • Enjoy and share the landscape with others.

 

Property Map

Free 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

  • In cooperation with the Town of Medfield, 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. Hunting is not allowed on Sundays. Signage is posted at the property listing safety precautions, requirements, and rules for the benefit of all visitors.
  • Dogs are allowed off leash as long as they are under control at all times.
  • Mountain biking is permitted on official trails, except where posted. No off-trail biking is allowed.
  • Water craft may not be launched from the property. Landing only.
  • 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.
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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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See What People Say

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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