Dike Creek Reserve

August 17, 2020

Donor : Purchased by DNRT  Acreage : 77 Location : Bakerville Road | View Google Map Year Acquired : 2019 Access Point : Trailhead starts at the parking lot. Volunteer Stewards : Jan & Toby Hall and Nat & Ellie Watson Additional Regulations: No horseback riding. No bicycles. Trail Map (pdf file) DESCRIPTION DNRT acquired the Dike Creek Reserve…

August - Hugh Fanning - Leaving Destruction Brook Woods

Best Ways to Preserve Nature While Hiking

April 29, 2020

There is nothing quite like a peaceful hike. Not only are hikes a great way to get some exercise, but they allow you to explore the great outdoors and find some peace and tranquility at the same time. Some avid hikers have their favorite trails that they hike over and over again while some casual…

Downed Tree

See a Downed Tree?

April 13, 2020

We realize that recent storms have unfortunately caused tree trunks and branches to fall across a number of DNRT trails. At the same time the COVID-19 crisis has reduced the capacity of our trail crew. We ask for your patience and understanding. If you see a tree that blocks a trail or poses a hazard,…

Hiking 101 (During COVID-19)

April 7, 2020

Now, more than ever, we need nature. Spending time outdoors can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and increase positive feelings. Physically, blood pressure can drop, as well as heart rate, and muscle tension. During trying times, nature can help to ground us and make us feel more at peace. For many, nature is already…

Puddle Jumpers

Children’s Nature Activities

April 7, 2020

Have you been spending more time with your kids outdoors? Perhaps you’re looking for something new and fun you can do when you head outside. Here are some great activities you can do at a DNRT Reserve or even in your own backyard! Nature Scavenger Hunt – This is a fun an easy game. We…

September - McBratney Reserve - Leah Howard

Rules Still Apply at DNRT!

March 24, 2020

We are pleased to see that so many individuals are seeking solace in nature during this difficult time. Our trails are busier than we have ever seen them! However, just because we all feel a little scared and uncertain, does not mean that rules no longer apply. Over the past two weeks, we have seen:…

Wernick Farm

DNRT Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020

Update as of September 9, 2020. DNRT is monitoring state and federal guidance regarding the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  We are very concerned for the health and safety of our community, visitors, volunteers, and staff, and want to do what we can to limit the spread of this disease.  Recognizing that the situation continues to…

Ocean View Farm

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust Earns National Recognition

February 25, 2020

Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence Dartmouth, MA (Feb. 26, 2020) – One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1971, the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT), has been doing just that for the people of Dartmouth. Now DNRT has announced…

2020 Long Dam Walk

February 7, 2020

BY LEAH HOWARD Cold winds rushed across the water and shocked my exposed skin. I raised my neck warmer, hoping that it would shield my face and save me from the bone-chilling breeze. It barely helped. I looked ahead to the end of the dam and noticed I still had a long dam walk to…