Last Visited: Monday; September 24, 2012
Pegan Hill is a small park with a hiking trail that runs about a mile each way over Pegan Hill on the Natick/Dover town line. The trail itself never leaves the woods, however the southern end of it intersects with Pegan Lane which is a nice additional walk. The top of Pegan Lane has a nice clearing with some nice views where you could honestly think that you’re in Vermont for a few minutes because it looks so rural.
This is a nice place to take a short, but moderately challenging, hike. Or, if you’re
there with enough snow on the ground, it would also make a nice place to snowshoe. The trail might be a little too steep and rutted in spots for it to be an ideal cross-country skiing location.
Facilities, Fees and other information: Beyond a small parking area, trail map and trail markings there aren’t any facilities here.
Directions: Pegan Hill is located off Pegan Lane in Natick. Pegan Lane is divided into two sections and no longer is a through street (regardless of what the maps may say). To access the main parking area you need to access the northern segment of Pegan Lane from Pleasant St in Natick. Pleasant St is accessible from Route 16 in Natick. Once you get on Pegan Lane the parking area is well marked and located on your left. If you’re using the GPS device I’d recommend using the following address on Pleasant St in Natick as an approximate start of Pegan Lane:
140 Pleasant St.
Natick, MA 01760