Everyone loves a good old Year End Wrap Up and here at The Trustees we are no different!
We were curious what properties were your favorites in 2021 based on web traffic and found a few nice surprises.
If you are planning your Trustees property visits for the new year, this is a great place to start!
Enter a secluded world of designed Japanese elegance in this garden of exotic and native plantings that encircle a serene pond.
The scenic woodlands and rolling fields of Chestnut Hill Farm are true to its heritage as a working farm. Stone walls frame fields and pastures across 170 acres. Loop trails wind through upland forests and along the edges of freshwater wetlands. Meanwhile, designated bird reserves allow for safe nesting habitat for Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, and other ground-nesting species beneath a wide-open sky.
Explore this magnificent barrier beach with its sandy shoreline, expansive salt marsh, beautiful salt pond, and unique colony of hardy red cedars.
Stroll meandering pathways and cross artisan-built stone bridges at this family-friendly park of open fields, groves of trees, and frog ponds.
More than 800 prehistoric tracks—the first dinosaur prints ever to be scientifically described—are revealed in slabs of sandstone.
Enjoy expansive views from atop Cedar Hill, amble along a trail to a former quarry site, or explore five ponds that dot this woody landscape.
Follow a network of trails across a grand preserve that features woodlands and ponds, a former mill site, and Noanet Peak, which offers views of the Boston skyline.
Explore this sprawling landscape along almost 15 miles of trails and climb a hill for great views from the Merrimack Valley toward the Boston skyline.
A scenic pond and a small forest of pine and oak lead you to a spectacular seaside lawn offering memorable views of Massachusetts Bay and the North Shore.
From the 1,642-foot summit of this popular peak—which once drew 19th-century literary giants—gaze across the splendor of the Housatonic River Valley.
Whether you want to body surf in the ocean, splash with the kids in sheltered salt and freshwater ponds, or explore a rare grassland habitat, this spectacular reservation is a favorite escape.
This family-friendly farm—one of the last in Hingham—captivates visitors with its own livestock family of horses, pigs, cows, chickens, and sheep.
Renowned for its Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, Notchview also entices year-round adventurers for hiking and bird watching.
Explore the loop trail on this local treasure and vibrant working farm, taking in the surrounding woodlands, fields, and wetlands.
Discover real camping adventures in the North Quabbin Region of Central Massachusetts, just an hour and a half from Boston and Springfield.
Stroll through elegant gardens complementing a stately country house, then explore surrounding fields, pastures, and woodlands that echo the property’s agricultural past.
Enter a world of a former farm that became an early-20th-century estate, where a newly expanded array of bountiful gardens and plantings complements a gracious and refined home.
Experience a quaint, family-campground atmosphere amidst the sand dunes and pines, offering guests the true and lasting beauty of Provincetown and Old Cape Cod.
Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at one of the country’s oldest continuously operating farms.
Explore a bygone Transcendentalist community, whose pastoral landscape houses wide-ranging collections of art and artifacts.
Experience Gilded Age style and splendor at this marvelous estate renowned for its elegant gardens and rare Berkshire “cottage.”
Soak up the seaside fun at one of the Northeast’s most spectacular beaches, and follow trails and boardwalks through a spellbinding landscape of sand dunes and salt marsh.
Trek along Frederick Law Olmsted-designed carriage paths toward rolling hills and rocky shorelines, and discover sweeping views of the Boston skyline.
Experience the grandeur of a 2,100-acre seaside estate, its marvelously landscaped grounds, restored Grand Allée, gardens, and Casino complex.
deCordova’s mission is to inspire, educate, and delight with contemporary art from New England and beyond through sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions.
Let 2023 be all about getting outside, safe + creative ways to spend time with friends, eat healthier, and learn a new skill.
Everyone loves a good year end wrap up! Check out our top 24 places...excluding Crane Beach.