Nestles Lane Conservation Area

Nestles Lane Conservation Area in Acushnet is a wooded preserve that splits rural, residential Nestles Lane into two. Neighbors can enjoy a walk through the woods at this town-owned property to view moss-covered stone walls hidden among the trees.

Features

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Acushnet, Nestles Lane Conservation Area is a convenient place for locals to take a short hike through the woods. The large pine trees here are a stand-out feature, as are the moss-covered stone walls that run throughout this property.

trailhead at Nestles Lane in Acushnet

Park at the end of the southern branch of Nestles Lane to access the nature trail that connects the lane’s two routes.

Trails

You can reach the trails at Nestles Lane Conservation Area from both the northern and southern sides of Nestles Lane. We recommend the southern approach: From Acushnet Avenue in New Bedford’s far North End, turn onto Sharon Street, which becomes Nestles Lane, and drive a short distance to the end of the road.

As you step into the fragrant pine woods, you’ll find yourself on a flat path. This trail, which connects the two halves of Nestles Lane, takes about 30 minutes to explore. Another trail branches off to the east through a somewhat hilly stretch of forest. The small streams that run through the woods here feed the New Bedford Reservoir and the Acushnet River.

Habitats & Wildlife

The pine forest habitat at Nestles Lane Conservation Area attracts a diverse array of wildlife. You might see mammals like deer, foxes, and raccoons, or birds like turkeys, eastern towhee, and bluebirds. Moths, beetles, and butterflies dwell in these forests, along with reptiles such as garter snakes and eastern box turtles.

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Details
Size: 85 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Two small roadside parking areas along Nestles Lane (south of the property) and near the intersection of Nestles Lane and Butts Lane (north of the property)
Cost: Free
Trail Difficulty: Intermediate
Dogs: Yes
Facilities: None
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
Nestles Lane
Acushnet, MA 02743
41.746330, -70.934496

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Nestles Lane Conservation Area
Acushnet, MA
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