Union Street Woodland

1253 Union St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA


Owned By: Town of Marshfield

41 acres of Marshfield Conservation land. Mixed hardwood and white pine forest. A half-mile trail with boardwalks leads to Nelson Memorial Forest. Another trail leads to Phillips Farm Preserve. These three properties together provide more than 200 acres of open space and wildlife habitat along the North River in Marshfield. The greenbelt continues across Union Street, with Cornhill Woodland and the John Little Conservation Area.

Three additional adjacent properties — Tilden Farm, Cove Creek Nature Area, and Oak Street Woodland — provide another 75 acres of contiguous habitat and open space. Please note that these properties (Tilden, Cove and Oak) are not presently accessible to the public.


Union Street Woodland offers two trails through the woods, which are used primarily as access to the adjacent Nelson Memorial Forest and Phillips Farm Preserve.

Trail Description

A half mile of trails, some with boardwalks. There are some steep stepoffs, with roots and rocks along the way. The trails are narrow here, but become wider in the adjacent Nelson Memorial Forest.

Habitats and Wildlife

Away from the river, woodland birds like woodpeckers and blackbirds call this place home.

1253 Union St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 41 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking. If you’re heading from Marshfield toward Norwell on Union Street, it’s on the right, just before Hunter Drive.

Cost: Free for members; small fee for non-members.

Trail Difficulty: Medium


Geocache location.

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: North River watershed

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