Forest Trails

Plain Street Trails

244 Plain St, Hanover, MA 02339, USA


Owned By: Town of Hanover

About 2 miles of trails through woods and wetlands.


In earlier times, this land was within the region of the Wampanoag and Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribes.

Trail Description

About 2 miles of intersecting trails. The main trail, which is relatively wide, follows an old road, while the spur trails are narrower. From the trailhead on Old Farm Road, the main trail leads along a power easement and then into the woods. There is a loop blazed with green and red Hanover Conservation markers, plus spur trails to Colonial Drive, Tucker Road, Aspen Drive, and Fair Acres Drive.

Habitats and Wildlife

This area contains wetlands as well as some upland forest. Trees include pine, oak, beech, birch and hemlock. The streams and swamps in this area drain to the Drinkwater River. The Drinkwater River merges with French’s Stream within Hanover’s Forge Pond Park to form the Indian Head River, a major tributary to the North River.

244 Plain St, Hanover, MA 02339, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 55 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Pedestrian access with roadside parking on Old Farm Road, Fair Acres Drive, Aspen Drive, Tucker Road, and Colonial Drive.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Geocache location.

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

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: North River watershed

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