The Nason Family Preserve is somewhat hidden between 22 and 28 South Washington Street. Drive slow or else you might miss it! Park on the street as close to our sign as possible as to be respectful of our neighbors, including the Nason family that owns the easement you will walk down to find our trails.
The Nason Family Preserve features some of our Norton's least known trails. Proceed up the clearly marked easement the Nason family kindly maintains for our visitors. Once in the woods, you will find you will find a diversity of micro-habitats including a small meadow songbrids will swoop through to catch insects or overlook from the tree line, and vernal pools that wood frogs will almost deafeningly call from as spring first breaks. There is a marked loop that will lead you back to the main trail connecting the woods to the street, but also several other looping trails that weave through other interesting natural features if you keep on the lookout.
The marked lollipop trail is about 3/4's of a mile of firm forest floor and well-maintained grass along the conservation easement with minimal elevation changes. Parts of the trail may be inundated in the winter and early spring. We ask that all visitors please be careful and stick strictly to the clearly marked easement leading up to the woods to be respectful to the Nason family that for years has been immensely generous to the Land Preservation Society with both their land and time.