Sparrow’s Mill

Donated to SLT in 1991.


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.


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.

Sparrows Mill

Sippican Lands Trust Rules and Regulations

  • Our land is open from sunrise to sunset.
  • No Drugs or Alcohol.
  • Pets should be under their owner’s control and dispose of pet waste thoughtfully.
  • No smoking or fires.
  • No motorized vehicles.
  • No littering.
  • No camping.
  • Leave the plants, animals, and geology as you find them.
  • No hunting on SLT property, except with SLT's permission.
  • No unauthorized postings on SLT properties.
  • Parking for visitors of the Sippican Lands Trust, where applicable. Not all properties have dedicated parking.