Land Preservation Society of Norton, Inc.
A Norton Land Trust

Walkable Trails LPS preserves are open to the public for hiking, biking, walking, fishing and nature study.

*Maps - interactive maps you can use while walking the trails
*Trail Gallery - maps you can download


Find Your Heart in Nature
WF 13
Sunday, February 12th, 2023
1:00-3:00 PM

Woodward Forest, Norton

Sponsored by The Land Preservation Society of Norton

Directions From Norton Center, take Rt. 140 S for about 2 miles. Turn left on
to Woodward: Old Taunton Avenue. Turn left onto Gateway Lane. The entrance (trailhead) is at end of the turnaround.
Parking: Plenty of parking on Gateway Lane.
Weather Date: In case of cancellation, materials for the self- guided walk will be made available on the LPS website.

Look for Hidden Rocks along the Walk

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Enjoying a new bench along theThree Mile river - Crane Preserve

Gratitude Walk, November 2022. Information from the walk. Photos from the walk.
Thank you Alnylam - 10/4/22 Photos - Alnylam Work Day

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Removing Debris from the Three Mile River near the Crane Preserve

Safe Woods Walking Tips for staying safe in the woods.

The Land Preservation Society of Norton acknowledges that it owns land which was once a part of the original Wampanoag territory when explorers and settlers arrived in the 17th century. Known as a place for hunting and fishing, arrowheads and other artifacts have been found near Winnecunnet Pond. Two sites important to Wampanoag history are on Land Preservation land. One is King Philip's Cave. Legend tells us it was a lookout and a place of refuge for Metacomet (King Philip), the Wampanoag sachem, during King Philip's war. Lockety Neck, where the Rumford and Wading Rivers join on Woodward Forest land was an early battleground in the war. Descendants of the tribe still remain in the area.

Site last updated 2/1/2023