Ellis Baseball Fields

Ellis Field, 746 Circuit St, Hanover, MA 02339, USA

(781) 826-7529

Owned By: Town of Hanover

Baseball fields (4) with a short woodland trail. Also an alternate access point for the French’s Stream Trail. Golfing is not permitted on site.


Way in the back of the property (access requires some bushwhacking) there is an old railroad bridge over Cushing Brook, a remnant from the Hanover Branch Railroad.

The property is named for Calvin Josselyn Ellis Jr., who served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, and died in combat over Wesendorf, Germany in April 1945.

This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe. According to Martha Campbell’s Remembering Old Abington, the name “Drinkwater River” is said to be an Anglicized version of the original Native American name for the stream, Nannumackeuitt, “which meant that a hollow stem had to be used as a straw when sucking up water from this shallow, sluggish stream.”

Trail Description

There is a short woodland trail along the northern edge of the property.

Ellis Field is also a great spot from which to access the French’s Stream Trail, which connects with Forge Pond Park in Hanover and the Summer Street Conservation Lands in Rockland. Walk a short distance south down Circuit Street, toward King Street, cross the road, and look for the large green sign indicating the start of the French’s Stream Trail. Follow this trail to a bridge at the confluence of the Drinkwater River and French’s Stream.

Habitats and Wildlife

This large grassy area is comprised mostly of baseball fields. It is bordered by forest composed of pine, beech, birch, maple and holly. The property drains to the Drinkwater River, which flows southeast from Forge Pond, into Factory Pond. From there, the waterway turns east and is known as the Indian Head River. It joins Herring Brook in Pembroke and Hanover to form the North River, which flows 12 miles through Hanover, Pembroke, Norwell, Marshfield, and Scituate, to the Atlantic Ocean.a tributary to the Indian Head River. which is part of the North River watershed.



Ellis Field, 746 Circuit St, Hanover, MA 02339, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 12.5 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Large on-site parking lot.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Benches, 4 baseball fields. Geocache location.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Drinkwater River (North River watershed)

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