Donor : Purchased by DNRT and the Trustees of Reservations
Acreage : 47
Location : Between Horseneck Road and Slocum’s River, 1.4 miles south of Russell’s Mills Village
Year Acquired : 1999
Access Point : Trailhead starts at the parking lot. (see Directions below)
Volunteer Steward(s) : Peggy & Mark Gildersleeve
- Trail Map (pdf file)
Additional Regulations: No mountain biking. Please stay off agricultural fields and leash all dogs on pedestrian easements. Caution: Hunting is allowed on Wildlife Management Area Property in season.
The Slocum’s River Reserve, which protects more than 3,000 feet of frontage along the Slocum’s River, includes mature woodlands, agricultural fields, and pastures that slope down to the western bank of the Slocum’s River. The Reserve has 2 miles of walking trails and is jointly owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations and Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust. Trail easements connect the property to a long loop trail through Dartmoor Farm Wildlife Management Area to the west.
The parking lot for the Slocum’s River Reserve is located on the east side of Horseneck Road about 1.4 miles south of Russells Mill Village. From the intersection of Faunce Corner Mall Road and Route 6, go south on Old Westport Road, then bear left onto Chase Road to its end. Go right on Russells Mills Road and follow 1 mile to Russells Mills Village. Continue straight through Village and you will be on Horseneck Road.