Hagemann Woods

Walk through wetlands and a red maple forest with long ties to Marion’s history at Hagemann Woods. This 23-acre Sippican Land Trust property is a perfect place for a spring wetland exploration or a quiet walk in the woods at any time of year.


A small stream off the trail at Hagemann Woods in Marion

Look off the trail to discover the many small streams and wetlands that dot the landscape at Hagemann Woods, which was once part of “The Great Swamp.”

Human feet have traveled through Hagemann Woods for centuries. It’s said that the trails in these woods used to connect from the Wampanoag Fall Harvest Campground at Great Hill to Sippican Harbor.

Today, you can trek these trails on a quick, refreshing walk or stop by for a more in-depth exploration of the property’s wetlands. Enjoy the quiet chime of water flowing down the reserve’s small streams and seek out the chorus of frogs that call out from these woods in spring.


Hagemann Woods contains a web of different pathways, including a developed trail, fire lanes, horse paths, and animal tracks. Only the main trail, less than a quarter-mile long, is mapped. We recommend you venture onto the side trails only if you’re a more experienced explorer. (Download trail map)

A Sippican Lands Trust kiosk marks the start of the main trail, just beyond the gravel parking area. From here, the trail snakes over mossy roots through stands of red maple, white pine, and oak trees.

The main trail then meets an old fire lane. Follow the fire lane to the right, and you’ll pass a shrub-filled swamp before the lane ends on Delano Road. Turn left, and the trail will lead you to the Point Road Memorial Forest, a public cemetery designed to blend in with the woods. Walking trails continue through this small forest, which is landscaped with native plants.

Habitats & Wildlife

These woods were once part of an area known as “The Great Swamp” for its extensive expanse of wetlands. Hagemann Woods’ freshwater swamps are home to a variety of animals, from frogs and salamanders to birds and even furry muskrats. Look out for red-winged blackbirds around the marshy areas and turtles sunning themselves on logs in the water. With these woodlands being so close to Buzzards Bay, you might even see an osprey swooping overhead!

Property Owned By

The Sippican Lands Trust is a nonprofit organization founded in 1974 with the mission to acquire, manage, and protect natural areas in Marion for the benefit of the public. The land trust protects 1,350 acres that are open to all.

Size: 23 acres
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Parking: Small unpaved parking area (space for about 5 cars)
Trail Difficulty: Intermediate
Dogs: Yes (under voice control)
Facilities: None
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
603 Point Rd.
Marion, MA 02738
41.705444, -70.737310
Sippican Lands Trust: (508) 748-3080
Email: info@sippicanlandstrust.org

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Hagemann Woods
Marion, MA
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