Signal Hill (Canton, Massachusetts)

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Signal Hill
Open Space Preserve
Signal Hill, Canton MA.jpg
Signal Hill
Location Canton, Massachusetts, U.S.
 - coordinates 42°11′06″N 71°09′32″W / 42.185°N 71.159°W / 42.185; -71.159Coordinates: 42°11′06″N 71°09′32″W / 42.185°N 71.159°W / 42.185; -71.159
Biome Open ledge, fields,
river floodplain
Animal hawks, amphibians.
Founded 2005
Management The Trustees of Reservations
Area 150 acres (61 ha)
Website: Signal Hill

Signal Hill is a 150-acre (61 ha) open space preserve located in Canton, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts; it is centered on a 188-foot (57 m) rocky knoll by the same name. The property, acquired in 2005 by the land conservation non-profit organization The Trustees of Reservations, offers frontage on the Neponset River and views of Great Blue Hill from open ledges. The Signal Hill preserve also includes wetlands, open fields, and a car-top boating access point.

Signal Hill was once a seasonal camp for paleo-Americans who settled the Neponset River Valley after the last glacial retreat. It is currently abutted by industrial and suburban land to the east and river floodplain to the west. The preserve is open to non-motorized carry-in boating, hiking, picnicing, fishing, and similar pursuits. A trailhead is located on University Road in Canton.

References[edit]

  • Signal Hill. The Trustees of Reservations. Retrieved December 28, 2008.

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