Hiking

Hatch Lots Conservation Area

510 Grove St, Norwell, MA 02061, USA

Owned By: Town of Norwell

These 44 acres of historic woodlots contain walking trails through forest and wetland with a few small footbridges. Owned by Norwell Conservation.

Features

The Hatch Lots are named for a local farmer, Samuel Hatch. Historically this section of town contained wood lots. The property was established as conservation land in 1977, with 30 acres of town-owned wood lots, plus 14 acres purchased from the Loring Farm Trust.

Trail Description

From the parking area on Grove Street, a 1-mile trail extends through woods and wetlands, crossing over a small stream. At the end of the trail, an intersection offers spurs to the right and to the left. One spur features views of Burnt Plain Swamp. The other exits to residential areas off Edgewood Drive and Captain Joshua Lane.

Habitats and Wildlife

Burnt Plain Swamp is immediately adjacent to the Hatch Lots. It is a large (hundreds of acres) wetland complex. A stream flows through the Hatch Lots, through Burnt Plain Swamp, and onward into the Simon Hill/Bowker Street Conservation Area.

510 Grove St, Norwell, MA 02061, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 44 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking on Grove Street.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Facilities: Footbridges.

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes