This 52-acre property is owned by the Town of Hamilton with a Greenbelt Conservation Restriction. The property features a trail that connects to over 500 acres of conserved land and four miles of trails at Greenbelt’s John J. Donovan/Sagamore Hill Conservation Area.
There is an Essex County Trails Association easement on the trail that connects Donovan Fields to the Sagamore Hill Conservation Area.
Walking, jogging, skiing and horseback riding are welcomed, but bicycles are not permitted on the trail which is accessible year-around.
Indigenous people known as the Pawtucket or Agawam were living, farming, and fishing in this area at the time of European contact. Nearby Sagamore Hill was the last home and burial site of Masconomet (Masquenominet), his wife, and unknown others of his band. He was the Pawtucket sagamore of Greater Agawam at the time of English settlement.
0.6 miles of medium terrain.
Flora & Fauna
It’s a good location for birding where Eastern Bluebirds with their bright plumage can be found.
Deer, coyote, red fox, fisher and turkey are abundant in the area. Great-horned and barred owls can be seen and heard with patience and diligence.