Slocum’s River Reserve

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 | View Google Map

Year Acquired : 1999

Access Point : Trailhead starts at the parking lot. (see Directions below)

Parking Regulations: Parking is only available in the Reserve parking lot. Roadside parking is prohibited. Please do not block any gates and do not park in the private driveway across the street. If the parking lot is full, consider visiting a different property or coming back at a later time.

Volunteer Steward : Karen Rocha and Chris Rezendes

Additional Regulations:  No mountain biking. Please stay off agricultural fields and leash all dogs on pedestrian easements.

Trail Map (pdf file)


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.