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.


The gateway to the adjacent Nelson Memorial Forest and Phillips Farm Preserve.

This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.

Trail Description

Union Street Woodland offers two short trails through the woods, about a half mile total, with some boardwalks. These trails provide access to the adjacent Nelson Memorial Forest and Phillips Farm Preserve. where you’ll find a much larger trail network. There are some steep sections, plus some roots and rocks. The trails are narrow here, but become wider in the adjacent properties.

Habitats and Wildlife

Located in the North River watershed. A short distance from the river, woodland birds such as woodpeckers and blackbirds call this place home.

Approximately 10 miles in length, the North River begins at the confluence of the Indian Head River (Hanover) and Herring Brook (Pembroke). From there it flows through the towns of Hanover, Pembroke, Marshfield, Norwell, and Scituate. It empties into the Atlantic Ocean between Third and Fourth Cliffs, draining approximately 59,000 acres along the way.

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

Trail Difficulty: Easy, Medium


Geocache location, boardwalks.

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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