Savery Avenue Conservation Land

Feel immersed in deep pine woodlands at Savery Avenue Conservation Land in Carver. This town-owned picnic area and trail offers a great place for a walk, trail run, or snowshoe in dense forest that feels far removed from the suburbs around it.


Wooden picnic table and bench beside tall pine woods

Picnic tables and benches at Savery Avenue Conservation Land provide a place to relax or enjoy a post-walk snack in the shade of the pine trees.

Savery Avenue was the first divided highway built in the United States. This historic distinction has protected the forest bordering the road. As a result, mature pine trees tower over these woods, making Savery Avenue Conservation Land feel far from civilization. This trail is a great place for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter, as the pines provide a lovely dark green contrast with the leafless trees and snow around them.

After your woodland exploration, pause at the picnic tables and benches at either of the Savery Avenue trailheads for an outdoor snack, or take a quiet moment to listen to the birds singing above you.


Enter the yellow loop trail at Savery Avenue Conservation Land from either of the two parking spaces along Savery Avenue. This roughly mile-long loop is flat and easy to follow, with trail markers affixed to trees beside the trail. (Download trail map)

At its northern and southern ends, out-and-back side trails branch off of the main loop and diverge deeper into the forest. These trails are not as well-trafficked or well-maintained, and so can be harder to follow; we recommend these routes for more experienced hikers.

Habitats & Wildlife

Savery Avenue’s words are dominated by Eastern white pine trees, scattered with holly and young red maple. The undergrowth holds a thick carpet of miniature baby pine trees and huckleberry bushes, creating a hiding spot for small mammals like chipmunks.

The tall canopy above is great bird habitat, making Savery Avenue a perfect spot for young birders to test out their ear! Listen for the harsh jeer of blue jays, the quick chipping of pine warblers, and the two-note call of the Massachusetts state bird, the black-capped chickadee.

Property Owned By
Size: 33 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Two small unpaved parking areas (space for 3-4 cars) along Savery Avenue
Trail Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: Trash, Picnic Tables
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
Savery Ave.
Carver, MA 02330
41.871128, -70.759136
Carver Conservation Commission: (508) 866-3482

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Savery Avenue Conservation Land
Carver, MA
View larger map

Related Stories

Spring Staycation at the Sawmill

The Coalition is offering a free packet of self-guided outdoor activities for children and families to explore during April school vacation week.

Full Story ›
Taking the time to be mindful in nature can be good for our health

A mindfulness walk can be good for mind, body, and soul. Best of all, it's an activity that can be done at any park or reserve near your home.

Full Story ›
10 great spots for early winter snowshoeing and skiing

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing provide the perfect way to get out in the snow and enjoy the wintry woodlands of the Buzzards Bay watershed during those fleeting days when the forests are draped in white.

Full Story ›

Upcoming Events Near Here

Spring Hike in Rochester
Wed, May 19
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Stephen Delano Memorial Forest,
DNRT Storywalks
Sat, May 01 -
Mon, May 31
Multiple Locations,

Nearby Places To Go

Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area

Take a wild adventure through thousands of acres of remote forest and swamp at Rocky Gutter in Middleborough.

Halfway Pond Conservation Area

Discover Plymouth’s peaceful ponds and woodlands by foot or canoe at Halfway Pond Conservation Area.

Myles Standish State Forest

With over 12,000 acres to hike, bike, fish, camp, and hunt, you'll never run out of ways to have fun at Myles Standish in Carver.

Current Issues

Land Conservation

Conserving land is one of the most important ways to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay. Since 1998, the Coalition has forever preserved more than 7,000 acres of land across our region.

Read More ›