151 Old Farm Rd, Hanover, MA 02339, USA
Owned By: Town of Hanover
Not actually an island … but a pleasant walk, with about a mile of trails through meadow and forest. Bordered by the Pine Island Swamp.
From the trailhead near 155 Old Farm Road, the trail, blazed with green Hanover Conservation markers, zigzags through the woods and eventually emerges in an open meadow. You can continue along a power easement for another half mile to another intersection with Old Farm Road, closer to Plain Street, and then return to your starting point by following Old Farm Road itself.
Habitats and Wildlife
This area contains wetlands as well as some upland forest. Trees include pine, oak, birch and holly. The streams and swamps in this area drain to the Drinkwater River. The Drinkwater River merges with French’s Stream to form the Indian Head River, a major tributary to the North River.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 18 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited roadside parking at two different Old Farm Road trailheads.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: North River watershed