Nickerson Preserve – Attleboro
- Nickerson Walking Woods Preserve
- Richardson Avenue, Attleboro, MA
- Trailhead: 41°57’41.92″N, 71°15’26.75″W
- Last Time Hiked: November 1, 2014
- Approximate distance hiked: 1.2 miles
This Attleboro Land Trust property is nestled along the eastern border of town and one of the larger land trust properties. I was joined on this rainy morning walk, the first of four, by a few fellow hikers. We started from the parking lot on Richardson Avenue and followed blue and red blazed trail into the property. We soon found ourselves in a small meadow. Here we came across several birdhouses. They are trying to encourage the restoration of the Eastern Blue Bird habitat on this property. There is signage explaining the birds. The trail also splits here. We opted to go straight and follow the blue blazed Outer Loop. The trail meanders through the woods crossing several boardwalks. The trail is very well marked. When we reached a post with a blue arrow pointing left with a sign stating the direction to Richardson Avenue, we went straight. If we went left we would have to do some road walking. We opted straight onto the red trail back to the meadow. From the meadow we retraced our steps to the car. This property features a small pond and stone walls.
Trail map can be found at: Nickerson Preserve.