Marshfield: Walking Trails Proposed for Pratt Property

The Open Space Committee presented the plans to the Community Preservation Committee Wednesday night.

The plans include adding a parking lot off Willow Street with walking paths along the South River connecting to the Bridle Trail.

Chair of the Open Space Committee Karen O’Donnell said the trails would be accessible in the down town area of Marshfield.

“The idea is to open up access to the downtown. I think the North River gets a lot of press but we would like to open up the beauty of the South River to the residents,” said O’Donnell.

O’Donnell said a kayak and canoe launch is also being proposed on the South River in the area of Dandelion Park.

Marshfield resident Gail Hunter said it’s a great idea.

“I think it’s a fantastic access for the town. We have this beautiful river with all these businesses along it and no one can see it. Children that grow up here aren’t even aware that this river is there. To have access to it not only with a kayak right on the river but from the property itself from the wetlands will be an amazing addition to our town,” said Hunter.

The South River Green Way and Trail project is estimated to cost up to $150,000 and will be voted on at town meeting next month.

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