Barett Reservation is distinguished among Greenbelt properties for its ecologically rich forested upland, high quality vernal pools and its number of state-listed rare species. A loop trail system offers a short but rigorous hiking opportunity.
Contiguous to New England Forestry Foundation property and near the Bald Hill Conservation Area, Barett Reservation contributes to a “greenbelt” of several thousand conserved acres.
There are a handful of geocaches here! Start your search here, here, and here.
Flora & Fauna
Boston Brook flows through the property, offering pristine riparian habitat. Wooded uplands of oak and pine dominate; the trail skirts a large wetland full of highbush blueberry and skunk cabbage.
Discover rare, listed salamanders, turtles and dragonflies. Excellent location for bird watching during spring and fall migration, particularly for woodland warblers. Deer and other small woodland creatures are plentiful but elusive.
Go west on Endicott Road/ Middleton Road. In 0.9 miles, turn right onto Peabody Street. In 1.2 miles, turn right onto Liberty Street/North Liberty Street. Trailhead and parking area are 0.6 miles ahead on the left.
Tell us about your visit.
Town: Middleton Total Acres: 83 Year Conserved: 1965 Difficulty: Medium
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.