Forest Trails

Ferry Hill Thicket

68 Peabody Rd, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA

Owned By: Town of Marshfield

6 acres of Marshfield Conservation land with a trail through mixed forest and wetlands. An oasis for migrating birds. Located diagonally across the street from Ferry Hill Center.


A great spot for birders. These 6 acres of Marshfield Conservation land are tucked into a valley between two residential areas. This property was one of the very first to be acquired by the Town of Marshfield as conservation land, in 1966.

Trail Description

The recently-groomed trail (2020) is short – not even a half-mile. It provides a pedestrian connection between Ferry Hill Road and Peabody Road. You’ll find the trailhead just past, and across the street, from Ferry Hill Center.

Habitats and Wildlife

Within this tiny property, you’ll find maple, holly, cedar, oak, and birch, plus some really large pine trees and lots of greenbrier. There is a small stream with wetlands around it. Watch and listen for warblers in the spring.

68 Peabody Rd, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 6 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: No formal parking, but there is room for a car to pull to the side on Ferry Hill Road.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy



Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: South River watershed

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