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June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

NSRWA Walking Club – John Little Conservation Area in Marshfield
Saturday, June 8, 2024

Join Walking Club Guest Hosts Alida and Hank Albertson on June 8th as we explore the John Little Conservation Area in Marshfield. Alida and Hank are fairly new to the South Shore, and chose this property for the Walking Club because it is truly in their back yard. They were thrilled to discover these trails so close to home. Marshfield’s 75-acre John Little Conservation Area features pasture, forest, and marsh, along with some gorgeous views of the North River. Along the 1.5 miles of trails, old stone walls and cart paths offer a glimpse of the property’s agricultural past. A dock provides access from the water. The John Little Conservation Area was established in 2009. Community Preservation Act Funds purchased an initial 25 acres, with an additional 49.8 acres added the following year.

The John Little Conservation Area was named for the family who operated a dairy farm there. Jack and Grace Little’s Little Jersey Farm offered milk and cream from the 1930s to the 1950s. Jack’s son Christopher still operates the family farm, on the parcel he retains across the street, raising cattle for beef. There are trails and boardwalks within the property, as well as a long, beautiful walkway that leads to a dock/float on the North River.  Proceed with caution on damp days – the boardwalks can be slippery when wet! The portion of the property closest to the parking area is a broad meadow, formerly part of the dairy farm, with views of adjacent, still-functioning farms. The remainder of the property is woodland and marsh. The woods are typical for this area — a mix of pine and oak — with occasional holly, and quite a lot of blueberry. Because of the walkway and dock, this property offers a spectacular view of the North River and its marshes. This area is nice for walking year around. Please wear protective foot coverings as there may be poison ivy along this trail.

Directions:  John Little Conservation Area, Union St, Marshfield, MA 02050

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While we love dogs, NSRWA’s walks are dog-free in consideration for all participants. Please leave your pooches at home.

The Walking Club is looking for guest hosts. If you would like to lead a walk on a local trail that you love, please contact Theresa Delahunt at

This event is FREE, however, registration is required.



June 8
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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North and South Rivers Watershed Association
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