Agawam River Pine Barrens

Agawam River Pine Barrens

The term “pine barrens” refers to an ecological region characterized by dry, sandy soil that supports a plant community dominated by pitch pine and scrub oak. Two of Earth’s largest remaining Pine Barrens are found in southeastern Massachusetts. This 68-acre preserve along the Agawam River is part of one of these areas. It is an ideal area for hiking, birding, fishing, and kayaking.

The unimproved road to this area is sandy, muddy, or icy depending on the season and may be difficult to traverse. The road narrows beyond the underground gas line easement and vegetation sometimes encroaches onto the vehicle path. Proceed with caution.

Directions: From the intersection of Cranberry Highway/ Rt. 28 and Glen Charlie Road, proceed North on Glen Charlie Road 2 miles to the entrance of the Maple Park Campground. Turn into the campground, proceed 0.3 miles and turn right just past the bridge. Follow this dirt road 1.25 miles to the Natural Gas Line Right of Way. This is the beginning of the Agawam Pine Barrens Preserve.

Off Glen Charlie Road, East Wareham, MA -70.6489, 41.7973

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