Trails and Passive Recreation

-A A +A

(Last Update 10/23/17)

This page details the many oportunities for passive recreation in Mendon.  

Mendon 350th Trail Walks - CLICK HERE for more info!!

The use of these properties is AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Please take note of current weather consitions, trail conditions, wildlife, and other users of the properties. 

Hunting is allowed on many of these properties.

VISITORS: Wear safety orange during hunting season!!

NO HUNTING ON SUNDAYS

Hunting season generally runs from September through May

MA Hunting Regulations

       

 

      The Town of Mendon, Trustees of Reservations, Metacomet Land Trust, MA Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, and several private parties have worked collaboratively to preserve the following group of properties with funding from the MA LAND Grant Program, the Community Preservation Act, donations, and thousands of volunteer hours.  The entire system includes 19 miles of interconnected trails on 800 acres of land.  All of the properties are permanently protected as conservation land and open to the public.  

 

SYSTEM MAP (coming soon)

 

There are several trails that run along or through private property.  Please stay on marked trails in these areas and observe all posted signs.

 

Mendon Town Forest

Parking/Trail Access:

 

Managing Authority:

Mendon Town Forest Committee
Dogs YES 
Horses YES
Bicycles YES
Motorized Off-Road Vehicles NO (per Town Forest Committee regulations)
Hunting Allowed YES - More Info No Hunting on Sundays (per State Law)
Camping/Fires NO (per Town Forest Committee regulations)
Attractions:
  • Historical sites and artifacts dating back to the 1600's including a saw mill, grist mill, granite quarry, old wells, and more.
  • Town Forest History
More Info: Mendon Town Forest Regulations
Trail Map: Town Forest Trail Map (.pdf)

 

 

Meadow Brook Woods Conservation Area & Inman Pond

Parking/Trail Access:

    Managing Agency: Mendon Land Use Committee and Conservation Commission
    Dogs YES 
    Horses YES
    Bicycles YES
    Motorized Off-Road Vehicles NO (per terms of the Conservation Restriction and the MA LAND Grant contract)
    Hunting Allowed YES - More Info No Hunting on Sundays (per State Law)
    Attractions:
    • Inman Pond
    • 1940's Hunting Cabin - preserved by the Mendon Boy Scouts
    • Camping area constructed by Eagle Scout Mike Biancucci
    • PLEASE NOTE: This cabin/camping area is NOT available for public use at this time.
    • Meadow Brook & Wigwam Brook
    • Foot/Horse Bridge crossings of Meadow Brook built by Eagle Scouts Sean Clifton and Parker Grant.
    • Trails cleared by Eagle Scouts Gregg Laplante, AJ Bottoms, and Zac Gaskill.
    • Coming Soon - Eagle Project: Bridge over Wigwam Brook (near Asylum St.) 

     

    Orienteering Course:

    This course was designed in 2011 by Hunter Peterson for his Eagle Scout project. 

    Course Maps:

    1. Beginner Loop
    2. One mile Loop
    More Info: Mendon Community Preservation Projects
    Trail Map: Meadow Brook Woods & Inman Pond TRAIL MAP (.pdf)

     

     

    Cormier Woods

    Parking/Trail Access:

      Managing Agency: The Trustees of Reservations - Cormier Woods
      Hours Sunrise to Sunset per Trustees of Reservations 
      Dogs YES (Must be leashed per town of Uxbridge By-Laws)
      Horses YES
      Bicycles YES (Except where posted)
      Motorized Off-Road Vehicles NO
      Hunting Allowed YES (More Info) No Hunting on Sundays (per State Law)
      Camping/Fires NO per Trustees of Reservations 
      Attractions:
      • Cormier Woods an 18th Century Farmstead
      • 3 miles of interconected loop trails with easy to moderate terrain including pastures, woodlands and a boulder field.
      • Wildlife, Vernal Pools, and Birdwatching
      More Info: The Trustees of Reservations - Cormier Woods
      Trail Map:

      Cormier Woods TRAIL MAP (.pdf)

       

       

      Veteran's Park Walking Path

      Parking/Trail Access:

        Managing Agency: Mendon Parks Department
        Hours Sunrise to 10pm
        Dogs YES
        Horses NO
        Bicycles YES (Except where posted)
        Motorized Off-Road Vehicles NO
        Hunting Allowed NO
        Camping/Fires NO
        Attractions:
        More Info: Mendon Community Preservation Projects
        Trail Map:

        coming soon

         

         

         

        Inman Hill Wildlife Conservation Area & Quissett Wildlife Managment Area

        Parking/Trail Access:

          Managing Agency:
          Inman Hill Wildlife Conservation Area:
           
          Quissett Wildlife Managment Area:
          Dogs YES 
          Horses YES
          Bicycles YES
          Motorized Off-Road Vehicles NO (Per MA Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife Policies)
          Hunting Allowed YES - More Info No Hunting on Sundays (per State Law)
          Camping/Fires

          Only with written permission from Director of Dept Fisheries and Wildlife and permit from Mendon Fire Dept.

          Attractions:
          • Hunting
          • Wildlife Observation
          • Hiking Trails

          More Info:

          Link to MA Wildlife Managment Area Regulations

          Trail Map:

          Quisset WMA Map

          Inman Hill Wild Life Conservation Area Trail Map (.pdf)

           

           

          Meadow Brook Uplands

          79 Millville Rd & 17 Pleasant St.
          COMING SOON

          Parking/Trail Access:

            • Off of Kinsley Ln. More Info Coming Soon
            Managing Agency:
            Dogs YES 
            Horses YES
            Bicycles YES
            Motorized Off-Road Vehicles NO (per terms of MA LAND Grant contract)
            Hunting Allowed YES - More Info No Hunting on Sundays (per State Law)
            Attractions:  

            More Info:

            Mendon Community Preservation Projects

            Trail Map: