- Howland Reserve
- North Hixville Road, Dartmouth, MA
- Trailhead: 41°41’7.90″N, 71° 1’59.39″W
- Last Time Hiked: March 20, 2017
- Approximate distance hiked: 0.9 miles
The hardest part of Howland Reserve is finding it. The trail starts slightly set back on the east side of North Hixville Road at the clearing for a gas pipeline easement. But once you find it, you are in for a treat. This property has a small network of trails blazed red, orange, and yellow. For this hike I made a loop using a little of each trail. The trails wind through a canopy of towering pines and there is a spot to take a quick peek at the Copicut River. It is suggested to wear orange at this property as it is close to a rod and gun club. In fact the sound of gunfire is common. I came across several birds and a few ducks on this property.
Trail maps can be found at: Howland Reserve