Property Information

For each of the properties displayed, we have included information regarding the acquisition of the property and whether the property is open to the public. If you are interested in seeing pictures from many of the different preserves, please visit the SLT Photo Gallery. All photographs were taken by Board Member Marian Howell.

When visiting our properties please be mindful of the plants and animals that inhabit these places, and make sure to wear appropriate clothing and shoes while walking in the woods. Please remember to apply insect repellent with DEET to prevent tick and mosquito bites while visiting our properties. For more information on ticks click here.

Properties with Trails

Aucoot Woods

Mahoney Parcel

Information coming soon.

Radio Tower Parcel 

The preserve was donated to SLT in 1986.

Features: The 440-foot high radio towers, erected by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company in 1914, were used by the US Air Force during World War II. In 1956 all but one of the 14 towers were dismantled. The remains are still seen throughout the 109 acres. This property abuts other SLT preserves, including Barnabas, White Eagle, and Bow Bells and links through Barnabas to the Haskell Swamp Wildlife Management Area.

Location: Along the former Railroad bed on the south side.

White Eagle Parcel

Information coming soon.

Brainard Marsh 

Brainard Marsh was generously donated to SLT through two gifts in 1983 and 1993.

Features: The marsh is open to the public and is accessed through an opening in a stone wall along Delano Road. The path leads to the Weweantic River through woodlands, sandy fields and a white sand beach with views of the Weweantic River and out to Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod. A spur trail leads past a wet meadow and a small pond, where heron are frequently sighted.

Location: It’s location is 1.5 miles down Delano Road from the intersection of Route 6, Point and Delano Roads, on the left hand side.

Hagemann Woods 

Hagemann Woods is a 23.9-acre parcel of land acquired in 1998 from the Hagemann Family.

Features: Hagemann Woods offers unusual rolling contours and includes forests of white pine, oak and red maple. The property has a myriad of walking trails, fire lanes, horse paths and animal tracks. This area of Marion was known as “The Great Swamp” for its extensive wetlands and past vernal pools. Native American trail trails traversed Hagemann Woods from the sacred Fall Harvest Campground at Great Hill to Sippican Harbor.

Location: The parking area for Hagemann Woods is located off of Point Road approximately two miles south of the intersection of Route 6 (Wareham Road) and Point Road in Marion.

Howland Marsh 

This property was acquired from the Howland Family in 1995.

Features: Quietly tucked into the southeast corner of Planting Island Cove lie almost 9 acres of serene and unspoiled refuge for shore birds and marine life. The walkway into the marsh makes possible an intimate view of osprey, terns, oystercatchers and ever-present seagulls. Low tide reveals the oysters, mussels, quahogs, and several crab types which populate the mud flats.

Location: Point Road, about 2.5 miles from the traffic light on Route 6, on the right hand side. About 100 yards after Rogers Drive. The walk begins near #392 Point Road.

Osprey Marsh

Osprey Marsh was donated to the Sippican Lands Trust in 2014 by Mary Howland Smoyer in cooperation with her children and her siblings, Edward Howland, George Howland and Meg Howland.

Features: Osprey Marsh is a 19.8-acre parcel of protected upland woods, wetlands and marshland offering spectacular water views of Planting Island Cove. Future plans include building a fully accessible boardwalk at Osprey Marsh that will connect with the existing trail.

Location: The Osprey Marsh parking area is located off Point Road approximately three miles south of the intersection of Route 6 (Wareham Road) and Point Road in Marion.

Peirson Woods 

Purchased by SLT in 1995.

Features: This property covers 30 acres from Point Road down to Blankenship Cove. In summer several species of heron feed along the shore, including great blues, greens, and yellow legs, while in winter buffleheads, mallards, and swans abound. The protected diamondback terrapin lives here year ‘round.

Location: Point Road, past Marion Public Golf Course on the right hand side.


Properties without Trails

Aucoot Woods

Aucoot Cove Parcels

Generously donated to SLT in three separate donations, 1978, 1987, and 1991.

Features: The preserve totals under 2 acres and all lots are mostly marshland along the banks of Aucoot Cove.

Barnabas Parcel

Generously donated to SLT in 1979.

Features: This preserve consists of over 90 acres along the old railroad bed.

Location: It is adjacent to our Radio Tower and White Eagle preserves.

Benson Brook Parcels

Information coming soon.

Bow Bells Parcels

Information coming soon.

Cerkovitz Woods

Information coming soon.

Delano Parcel

Information coming soon.

Barzelay Marsh

Generously donated to SLT in 1994.

Features: Consisting of about 5 acres. This preserve abuts both Cantella Marsh and Priestly Marsh.

Location: Barzelay Marsh is located along the Weweantic River.

Bayview Marsh

Generously donated to SLT in 1991.

Features:  This property is about a half-acre on Sippican Harbor.

Baywatch Parcels

Information coming soon.

Briggs Cove Marsh

Information coming soon.

Cantella Marsh

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Chase Bog

Information coming soon.

Covill Woods

Generously donated to SLT in 1996 by Raymond and Ruth Covill.

Features: Donated to SLT in 1996 and contiguous with our Hood Property (donated in 1998). The property consists of mostly upland forest habitat.

Location: Located just off south of the east-bound lane of I-195 and is bisected by Old Parlowtown Road.

Gallison Woods

Generously donated to SLT in 1991.
Features: Gallison Woods allows the visitor to enjoy the upper reaches of the Sippican River as it flows eastward and then south toward the Weweantic River. Several trails have been established affording the opportunity for a close-up encounter with a wide range of flora and fauna.

Location: Located at the end of Inland Road, off Route 105, just North of the I-195 overpass.

Gravel Island

Information coming soon.

Hood Property

Information coming soon.

Lipsitt Preserve

Information coming soon.

Ludes Estuary

The Ludes Estuary was generously donated to the SLT in 1999.

Features: The estuary is nearly 6 acres of woods and marsh located off Creek Road and contains a rare coming together of fresh and saltwater marsh where the creek meets the tides at the Briggs Cove end of Hammett’s Cove. Although no trails presently exist on the property, plans are under way to create trails and a viewing point on the property in the coming year.

Location: Visible to the North as you go along Creek Road.

Olde Meadow Road

Information coming soon.

Piney Point Parcels

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Pratt Parcel

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Priestly Marsh

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Russell Woods

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Sawyer Woods

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Shaws Island

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Sparrow’s Mill

Donated to SLT in 1991.

Features: Just off Route 6 on the western edge of Marion, along the banks of the briskly flowing Borden’s Brook, stand the remains of the Sparrow’s Brothers’ once-thriving shingle mill. The forge works, the blacksmith shop and other parts of the 10.4 acres complex burned to the ground in the early 1900s. Today weather worn stone vestiges of the skillfully designed enterprise are a reminder of our local heritage and the preservation legacy to which SLT is dedicated. This property also abuts Town of Marion protected open space, linking it with other contiguous lands, including SLT’s White Eagle and Cerkovitz Woods preserves.

Location: 2.5 miles west on Route 6 from the traffic light at Front Street/Route 105, on the right/north side, between Rocky Knock Lane and Sparrow Lane.

Stewart’s Island

These 11 acres were a gift to SLT in 2003.

Features: Historically, Stewart’s Island has played many roles in Marion’s lore. It’s recognized as a site inhabited by native Sippicans. The island has served as part of Marion’s once prosperous salt works industry. In the late 1800s it was the home of the Sippican Yacht Club, vestiges of which still stand on the town’s western shore just south of the inner harbor.

Location: Visible to the south east from Silvershell Beach.

Wagner Woods

Information coming soon.


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Williams Wildlife Refuge

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Other Protected Land

Baldwin Conservation Restriction

This conservation restriction was donated by the Baldwins in 1998.

Features: It is considered a visual easement on about 1.5 acres and does not have public access.

Location: This property is located on private property, but can be viewed on Water Street.

Beaton Conservation Restriction

Features: The Beaton deal was the first large-scale conservation project in Marion and permanently protected 246 acres of productive cranberry bogs, upland forest, riverfront lands, a freshwater pond and wetlands. The deal, a bargain sale, included a fee simple purchase of approximately 100 acres by the Town of Marion to add to Washburn Park, a fee simple purchase of approximately 10 acres of riverfront by SLT, and SLT holds the remainder through a conservation restriction. The project helped protect Hammett’s Cove and Sippican River, while allowing for the continuation of agricultural activities.

Location: Some of the bogs are visible along Point Road, and the riverside marsh can be seen from the East Bound side of I-195 as it crosses the Sippican River.

Grace Conservation Restriction

Information coming soon.

Kenney’s Landing Conservation Restriction / Ladners Landing

Location: Just under 1/2 mile North of the 195 overpass on the right hand side. Turn right on Ichabod Lane. Follow to the end of the cul-de-sac.

Marion Golf Course Conservation Restriction

Information coming soon.

Moore-Tabor Conservation Restriction

This conservation restriction was donated to SLT in 2000.

Features: This nearly six-acre marshland habitat in the heart of the village has been placed under a conservation restriction specifically to protect the sensitive role it plays in the health of Sippican Harbor’s headwaters. It is home to a bounty of wildlife, plants, and tidal waters with marine life and offers an extraordinary vista of the inner harbor when coming in from Route 6 via Front Street.

Location: On the left hand side of Front Street when heading towards the village between Daggett House and Tabor’s Center for Marine and Nautical Science.