Forest Trails

Pine Island Trails

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.

Trail Description

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.

151 Old Farm Rd, Hanover, MA 02339, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 18 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited roadside parking at two different Old Farm Road trailheads.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: North River watershed

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