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

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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A Winter Treat in the Forest

Ilex verticillata - common winterberry
While many native plants can claim fabulously red fall foliage, none can beat winterberry for fall fruit, with the berries, borne by female plants, hanging onto the plant well into winter and serving as a good food source for birds once the fruits soften a bit. From Native Plant Trust

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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 1/25/2023