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Billington Street Park
20 Billington Street 
This park area is a continuation of the nature trail that follows Town Brook westerly. This site had a succession of mills that produced anchors, tacks and nails from 1790 to 1960. There are picnictables and a covered footbridge located here.

Brewster Gardens
Entrance at corner of Water St. and Leyden St.
This pleasant and peaceful park is located at the mouth of Town Brook on the waterfront. It encompasses the original garden plot that was granted to Elder William Brewster in 1620. The Pilgrims settled here because of the abundant availability of fresh water of Town Brook and the many springs as well as the thatch that grew along the edges that would provide necessary roofing material for houses. Today, Brewster Gardens links the waterfront and the downtown business district and forms the beginning of the park lands and trails that follow Town Brook inland to its headwaters at Billington Sea in Morton Park. Located in the park is the Pilgrim Maiden, a bronze statue by H. H. Kitson. Several summer events are located in Brewster Gardens.

Center Hill Preserve.
Located along both sides of Center Hill Road in southeast Plymouth
The 78-acre preserve includes 2600 feet of frontage on Cape Cod Bay, extensive dunes, coastal woodland, a portion of Center Hill Pond, dramatic bluffs that provide spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay and a large tract of upland forest. Recently acquired by the Town of Plymouth through the Community Preservation Committee with the assistance of the Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Mass.  Parking areas on Center Hill Road contain information and maps of the trails.

Cleft Rock Park
290 State Rd. (Rte 3A) at top of the Pine Hills
A small park (8.7 acres) that is great for picnics with a view, and a unique rock formation. The rock is about 25' x 25' and from 12' to 14' tall, with a cleft through its center, and another section of rock sitting on top. It is thought that may have been used as a lookout spot by Native Americans. From this vantage point one can see much of Cape Cod Bay and, on a clear day, the monument and shoreline of Provincetown. Picnic tables and a parking area
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Depot Park
9 North Park Avenue
This ornamental park was a gift from the Old Colony Railroad in 1924. Although the trains, depot and hotel have long since gone, the park still offers a pleasant welcome to visitors today.

Eel River Headwaters Preserve
At the corner of Boot Pond Road and Long Pond Road
The land consists of 35 acres of cranberry bogs and upland that were purchased by the Town's Community Preservation Committee in 2005. The site is being restored to its original, natural state: an endangered Atlantic White Cedar Wetlands, which is of ecological and global importance.The preserve includes walking trails that link with the existing trails at the Russell Mill Pond Preserve across the street.

Ellisville Harbor

Elmer Raymond Park
1138 Long Pond Road
Facilities include a nature trail, in addition to a baseball field, soccer field, two tennis courts, basketball court, and play structure area.

Fresh Pond Park
220 Bartlett Rd.
This small, quiet park located on the southern edge of Fresh Pond, is a popular spot for swimming and picnicking. Restroom facilities are available also. There is a Native American burial site located within the park's boundaries that speaks to an earlier time in Plymouth's history.

Holmes Reservation
Court Street in North Plymouth
An open, grassy field located on a busy thoroughfare in the heart of Plymouth—a treasured piece of open space in an otherwise developed city center. From the top of the field, visitors can take in distant views of Plymouth Harbor, Duxbury Beach, Clark's Island, and Gurnet Point. Before the Revolutionary War, a section of the Reservation's field was part of a famous "Muster Ground." Plymouth farmers in the militia would gather here to practice shooting their muskets and marching in formation.

Jenney Pond Park (site of the Jenney Grist Mill)
Spring Lane, off Summer St.
This park continues westerly from Brewster Gardens following Town Brook and features a replica of the original John Jenney Grist Mill (c.1636). The large waterwheel still turns the grinding stone that produces flour at the mill. The adjacent park that includes Jenney Pond (Alms House Pond) was the site of Plymouth's "poor house". There are benches, picnic tables and a wooden bridge from which to enjoy the park. In the spring, herring can be seen going up the fish ladder by the Grist Mill on their way to Billington Sea to spawn.

Little Island Pond Conservation Area
260 Beaver Dam Road, adjacent to Manomet Recycling Facility
The 120-acre property encompasses most of Little Island Pond. The area has good hiking trails, varied wildlife and good fishing. Limited parking is available.

Morton Park
Main Entrance: Summer St. Rear Entrance: Billington St.
Plymouth's largest park area encompassing approximately 200 acres of forest and shoreline on Little Pond (43 acres) and Billington Sea (269 acres). swimming beaches, picnic areas, seasonal restroom and food concession facilities, approximately two and one-half miles of footpaths, and four miles of gravel roads to enjoy. Each season brings its own beauty to the woods and waters of Morton Park.

Myles Standish State Forest
The largest publicly owned recreation area in the region at nearly 15,000 acres, the park includes16 ponds. Fifteen miles of bicycle trails, 35 miles of equestrian trails and 13 miles of hiking trails take visitors deep into the forest, which includes one of the largest contiguous pitch pine/scrub oak communities north of Long Island. The park's main entrance is on Cranberry Road in Carver. The east entrance is on Long Pond Road in Plymouth. (click here for map)
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Russell - Sawmill Ponds Conservation Area
At end of Bourne St., short gravel road on right.
A 64-acre park with a stream, ponds and trails through the valleys and hills makes for interesting hiking, picnicking and fishing. Gravel packed parking is on-site.

Russell Mills Pond Conservation Area
Long Pond Rd. between Boot Pond Rd. and Gunners Exchange Rd.
A 130± acre property that Sawmill Pond, a majority of the upper Russell Mill Pond,woodlands, and the headwaters of the Eel River.

Town Brook Nature Trail
From Brewster Gardens on the waterfront to Holmes Playground
This trail was originally a portion of a Native American path (Namassakeeset Trail) that followed Town Brook. This bountiful stream became the life thread of the Pilgrims from the very earliest days of their arrival on the Mayflower. Several dams were built along the brook's mile and one-half course to harness the water power to drive machines that produced anchors, tacks, nails, shovels, and textiles over a period of more than two hundred years. Fish ladders were built at every dam to allow the passage of herring to Billington Sea to spawn and then return to the ocean.

Town Forest

Training Green
65 Sandwich Street
This ornamental park was designated as "a perpetual common or training place" in 1711. The local militia trained here for many years. The design for the walks and perimeter curbing was done in 1889 by the well-known landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead who designed New York's Central Park, and Boston's Emerald Necklace. The monument is dedicated to the soldiers and sailors of Plymouth who lost their lives in both the Civil War and the War of 1812.

 

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