Russells Mills Woods

Donor : Purchased by DNRT Russells Mills Woods

Acreage : 36

Location : Fisher Road, approximately 1/2 mile from intersection with Russells Mills Road | View Google Map

Year Acquired : 2022

Access Point : Trailhead starts at the parking lot. If parking lot is full,  roadside parking is prohibited. Please consider returning another time when the property is less busy!

Volunteer Steward : Mary Ann & Harry Booth


Trail Map (pdf file)


Russells Mills Woods is a 36-acre property located in the historic Russells Mills Village of Dartmouth. The property features wooded uplands, a forested wetland with an intermittent stream, vernal pools, and two distinct glacial bedrock outcrops. The neighboring farmland is privately owned (no public access) and is also permanently protected from development.

Russells Mills Woods offers nearly 1 mile of hiking trails. Visitors can pass through towering straight pines, wander between huckleberry bushes, and clamber on old growth tree trunks.
The trails have been marked with trail markers with letters on them in order to accommodate visitors that are colorblind.