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Pegan Hill Reservation
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Natick, Massachusetts 01760
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Coordinates: 42.2518804, -71.3065013
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About Pegan Hill Reservation
At 410 feet, Pegan Hill is the highest point in Natick, and a classic glacial drumlin is forested with pine, oak, maple, and birch. For more than 100 years, Pegan Hill was home to the Pegan Indians, a group of “Praying Indians” led by the famous Reverend John Eliot beginning in 1651. They cleared the hill for cropland and pasture, but by the 1760s, the Pegan Indians had perished, and settlers had taken over farming. Stone walls are the only remaining evidence of these farming days.

From the one-mile trail that runs along its north-south axis, you’re greeted by hilltop fields with sweeping views that reach as far as Mount Monadnock, all part of a recent addition of 40 acres of open space at this historic location.

The Pegan Hill parking lot can only be accessed from the Natick side of Pegan Lane. It is not a through road and there is no turnaround for vehicles other than at the parking lot in Natick.
From Pegan Hill Reservation webpage