Medfield Rhododendrons

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Medfield Rhododendrons
2.5
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Approach with care this fragile habitat of rare Rosebay rhododendrons with care – here you can experience one of very few populations of this important species.
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danielbrody
Newton, MA5 contributions
Little to see
May 2021
Trail to the rhododendron grove is short, but has poison ivy, many wet areas, and many large fallen trees. The grove has only a few straggling bushes, with no blossoms even during peak rhododendron season. A sign from 1999 says it is being restored, but the fencing that was apparently installed then to keep deer out is now in disrepair.
Written June 1, 2021
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Woods W
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Do not visit!
May 2021
We waited until peak bloom season to finally visit this location and were terribly disappointed.
The trail is almost impassible due to fallen trees that have not been cleared. The trail is incredibly overgrown with poison ivy. Once you arrive at the "viewing area" a fenced in area to protect from deer - you'll find one or two sickly looking Rhodi bushes with no blossoms.

This was the worst Trustees site I've ever visited. I'm not sure why they even keep it open.
Written May 24, 2021
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dave d
Bradford, MA318 contributions
Very short hike
Jun 2017 • Solo
Keep your expectations to a minimum and you won't be disappointed. The "hike" is .4 each way from the parking lot (note: only room for 4 or 5 cars). The boardwalks are VERY slippery, moss, moisture and little sunlight make for treacherous footing. The Rhododendrons are fenced off and nothing spectacular. A nice diversion if nothing else of interest is available.
Written June 7, 2017
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Callisto S
Natick, MA575 contributions
Rare Rhodies!
Jun 2015 • Couples
This is a sweet little park that has protection for a rare species of Rhododendrons (native). They bloom later than the common ones, so head there 2-4 weeks after the other Rhodies have finished. They are protected from deer (which we have seen!) by an enclosed fence within the park.
Written March 5, 2016
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NekoCat
Franklin, MA576 contributions
Not much here
Sep 2015 • Couples
Not much to this place. Park on the side of the road by the trail map and walk up the street a few feet, you will see the trail entrance. Trail very boggy and not well marked. Would not want to come here in the rainy season. A short peaceful walk through the woodlands can be had. Only reason to return would be to see the blooms in spring. Not one of the best Trustees properties.
Written October 6, 2015
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Janice H
Boston, MA26 contributions
preservation, more than a hiking/sightseeing location
Aug 2014 • Friends
It's nice that the Trustees are preserving a rare stand of Rhododendron, but if they're not in bloom, there's nothing much to see. Just a tiny hike through private property to get to a fenced-in enclosure with a few spindly, sparsely-leaved rhododendrons. While this site wasn’t a great hike, it was a nice way to see the science of species-protection in action. The gate and fencing is designed to protect the plants from deer.
Written July 14, 2015
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Debbie M
Newton, MA11 contributions
RESTORATION IN PROGRESS BUT STILL OPEN TO VISITORS
Jun 2014 • Friends
I went this past weekend to see the rhododendrons in bloom but they were shut tight still. The stand is currently in a deer proof pen that has a gate for visitors to get inside and the Town of Medfield and The Trustees have worked on the trees in the area to let more light in. Some bushes are leggy and not in such good shape but they seem to be rebounding with the assistance. We saw many sprigs sprouting from the ground and there are some bushes with many buds, others none. I'm planning to stop back next week to check on the buds progress to blooming. Would also plan for another location hike, too, of which The Trustees have many within minutes.
Written June 29, 2014
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ChuckCIII
Fort Myers, FL74 contributions
Rhododendrons are Gone
Jun 2013
There may have been Rhododendrons here years ago; but over time, the trees have grown up an blocked off all the sunlight and killed most of the Rhododendrons. There are almost zero Rhododendrons left and the area is fairly swampy and full of mosquitoes in the summertime.
Written November 25, 2013
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Ashland A
Ashland, MA193 contributions
nice trail to loop in
Jun 2012 • Friends
I like to loop this in with a number of hikes in the area. When in bloom the Rhododendrons are very impressive as the trail takes you next to and through the rhododendrons themselves. The trail is not big enough to qualify as a walk or hike, but is worth the extra effort.
Written June 2, 2012
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EagleEyeBoston
Boston, MA956 contributions
The Deer Won
Jul 2011 • Business
Not as much to see here anymore -- deer destruction of the fabulous old Rhododendrons. Now somewhat fenced off, little parking, small. Go there once.
Written February 3, 2012
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