Pemberton Memorial Forest
Located off Arnold Rd., the 53-acre Pemberton Memorial Forest is situated among several conservation areas, including Kestrel’s 78-acre natural area to the east, and the Town of Pelham’s Butter Hill Wildlife Sanctuary to the south. Old woods roads and user-created footpaths currently make available an informal network of trails suitable for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. In coming years, Kestrel and the Town of Pelham will collaborate to formalize and improve the trail system while improving parking and access points.
NOTE: Hunting is allowed in the Pemberton Memorial Forest in late fall, during the two-week deer shotgun season only. Please see MassWildlife for annual dates.
Learn more about the public access uses for this conservation area here: Pemberton Public Access Plan
- Red maple swamp
- Vernal pool bounded by old dam
- Native azalea plant growing to the right of trail entrance
- Colorful fall foliage
- Families with young children