Savery Avenue Conservation Area, 198 Main St, Carver, MA 02330, USA
Owned By: Town of Carver
Savery Avenue was the first divided highway in the country. It was presented to the public in 1861 by William Savery. Today you can walk up and down the paved roadways (about 0.85-mile round trip) in the shade of tall pine trees, or enjoy the adjacent woodland trails, including a 0.28-mile loop.
This road was first paved in 1905. The town of Carver purchased it in 1995, for historic preservation.
This land is within the region of the Wampanoag tribe. To learn more about our local tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe and the Herring Pond Wampanoag both share information on their websites.
Today you can walk up and down the paved roadways (about 0.85-mile round trip) in the shade of tall pine trees, or enjoy the adjacent woodland trails, including a 0.28-mile loop. Follow the green trail arrows. There are additional trails on site that are less well-traveled and may be more challenging to follow.
Habitats and Wildlife
This property is mostly pine forest with some maple and oak, and a few birch and holly trees. There are also some small glacial erratics. It is located within the watershed of South Meadow Brook. The brook flows south through Carver and joins with Rocky Meadow Brook in South Carver to form the Weweantic River. The Weweantic River flows for 17 miles through Carver, Middleborough and Rochester, and drains into Buzzards Bay in Wareham.
Historic Site: Yes
Boat Launch: No
Size: 33 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited roadside parking in 2 places on Savery Ave.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Trash receptacles, historic markers, benches. Geocache location.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: South Meadow Brook (Weweantic River)