A walk on the Agawam River Trail is an invitation to discover the tranquil river and the marshy wetlands that surround it. The trail follows the river closely, and glimpses of the water appear at every turn.
Just a short walk from the parking area lies a canoe launch, where you can set off on an Agawam River paddling journey. When the water is high, paddlers can voyage upstream to Mill Pond or downstream all the way to Wareham Village.
The Agawam River Trail begins at the end of Knowles Avenue in Wareham. Round trip, the trail is about a half-mile long – brief enough for explorers of all ages to enjoy, but still a pleasant escape. (Download trail map)
From the parking area, follow the trail right along the river. There are a couple of trail offshoots to the left, which will loop you through the woods and back to the river. Eventually, the main trail ends at train tracks. Take any path back to reach the parking area.
Habitats & Wildlife
The wetlands you see along the shoreline at the Agawam River Trail provide habitat for a variety of species. They also act as natural filters that help protect the river – and Buzzards Bay downstream – from pollution.
With so many river views, the Agawam River Trail offers many opportunities to spot all sorts of water birds throughout the year. Keep your eyes peeled for egrets, herons, ducks, geese, and more. Mammals like muskrat and mink live along the riverbank, and turtles often sun themselves near the shore.
Founded in 2001, the mission of the Wareham Land Trust is to conserve Wareham’s open space and natural resources, and to educate the public about the benefits of protecting land.