Albert F. Norris Reservation Professional Review and Guide
"Tom Foster, district supervisor for the Trustees of Reservations, referred to the Norris Reservation as a “jewel.” He’s right; the trails lead from heavily forested land to the banks of the historic North River, an estuarial river that winds its way through an incredibly scenic salt marsh. Highlights: Walk to river, pond, holly trees.
From the parking lot a wide, well-groomed trail passes a small millpond where a gristmill and sawmill were built in 1690. Canada geese are often seen paddling about the shallow pond. Second Herring Brook exits the pond on the right, and there are comfortable benches situated by both the side of the brook and the pond itself. In 1992 a new trail was added to the reservation. It forks to the left just after the millpond and soon joins an old woods road that leads down to the river where there is an old, but well-kept, boathouse. The trail is about a half-mile long. I still prefer the original trail, which forms a loop, first leading from the millpond and paralleling Second Herring Brook. Where the trail forks, stay to the right. It passes beneath large white pines, maples, oaks, and a scattering of beech."