Forest Trails

Folly Hill and Bog Iron Trails

519 Broadway, Hanover, MA 02339, USA

Owned By: Town of Hanover

38 acres of Hanover Conservation land, with 3.6 miles of trails and the occasional footbridge. Wooded trails lead around an extensive network of former cranberry bogs. Iron Mine Brook runs through this property.  The eastern side includes some town Water Protection facilities.


Look for a fallen chimney, the last remains of a long-vanished house in the western corner of the property.

Trail Description

This property includes 3.6 miles of intersecting loop trails, with numerous spurs to private property. A map is recommended!

Habitats and Wildlife

The forest here is predominantly pine, with the occasional oak. There are wetlands around Iron Mine Brook. Can you discern the naturally occurring streams from those cut by cranberry farmers in centuries past?

Iron Mine Brook is a tributary to the Indian Head River.

519 Broadway, Hanover, MA 02339, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Access and roadside parking via Willow Road, Beechtree Road, Broadway, and the Hanover Police Station.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

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

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Iron Mine Brook (North River watershed)

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