Noon Hill Reservation

Medfield, Massachusetts 02052

Noon Hill Reservation

Noon Hill Reservation Professional Guide

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"Heavily wooded Noon Hill is secluded, with a diversity of wildlife. Few people even know of its existence, and as a bonus, it abuts the Henry L. Shattuck Reservation, with an additional 225 acres along the Charles River."

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Best Hikes With Dogs Boston & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Jenna Ringelheim
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"With 4.5 miles of leash-free trails, one can spend an entire morning exploring Noon Hill (204 acres) and the adjacent Henry L. Shattuck Reservation, which includes an additional 225 acres along the Charles River. At 370 feet, Noon Hill rises gently above the surrounding landscape, offering extensive views south across the undulating hills of Walpole and Norfolk. Depressions found in the hillsides remind us of our glacial past. Noon Hill’s thickly wooded slopes are forested with hemlock, pine, beech, and birch."
Best Hikes Near Boston (Falcon Guides)
Steve Mirsky
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"Although you wouldn’t know it based on the remote location, this reservation is situated in historic Medfield. Noon Hill and the surrounding rock ledge are the result of glacial action that carved depressions in the earth’s surface thousands of years ago. Today, the surrounding landscape encompasses marsh and higher-elevation forest within minutes all on the same route. You’ll be passing through a mix of deciduous trees with some grand pines in the mix. Since the habitat is favorable for ruffed grouse, you are likely to be startled by the sudden burst of this bird’s fluttering wings if you approach one along the trail."
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston - 2nd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press)
Lafe Low and Helen Weatherall
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"This secluded reservation provides 204 acres of peaceful hiking, with trails suitable for horseback riding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Miles from the busy Charles River esplanade in downtown Boston, this location provides an opportunity to experience the river in its natural state. Noon Hill is a link in the Bay Circuit Trail; the latter connects green space in 43 towns in Eastern Massachusetts, from Newburyport to Duxbury and Kingston."

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Lovely walk in all seasons. Buggy in the summer and early fall. Mostly flat trails unless you head back to the caves, then expect some rutty trails. Neat walk through meadow and pines

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