481 Union St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Owned By: Town of Marshfield
Longtime conservation land dedicated to agricultural pursuits, with 35 acres of open fields, bordered by forest. Home of Marshfield’s Community Gardens, Mounces Meadow features large garden plots plots, suitable for gardeners with prior experience and for families. Additional fields are rented to local farmers.
Mounces Meadow shares a driveway with Mounce Farm, a private residence that opens its (mostly macintosh) apple orchards to the public for one or two weekends in September.
Participation in the Marshfield Community Gardens requires a small fee, plus communal chore hours. Garden plots are 20’x15′ and 20’x30′. All gardens must be maintain with organic practices and materials. For an application, visit the Marshfield Agricultural Commission Community Gardens page.
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
No trails. Please be mindful of private property. There is a private residence at the end of the unpaved road.
Habitats and Wildlife
Mounces Meadow lies within the watershed of Two Mile Brook, which flows through four manmade mill ponds before emptying in to the North River downstream of the property.
Approximately 10 miles in length, the North River begins at the confluence of the Indian Head River (Hanover) and Herring Brook (Pembroke). From there it flows through the towns of Hanover, Pembroke, Marshfield, Norwell, and Scituate. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean between Third and Fourth Cliffs, draining approximately 59,000 acres along the way.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 35 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited parking along the edge of the unpaved entrance road.
Fenced in community garden plots.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Two Mile Brook (North River watershed)