Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT)

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT)


The Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) is a non-profit land trust with acres and acres of pristine land and beautiful nature trails in Dartmouth. The DNRT preserves and protects Dartmouth’s natural resources—including important wildlife habitats, farmlands, historic sites, wetlands, and open spaces in Dartmouth—for the benefit people and nature. The DNRT works to maintain the working landscape and enhance biodiversity and healthy ecological systems, while encouraging public access.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the trails and nature reserves for free, but are asked to respect the trail rules and regulations and observe all posted signs.


Reserves with Trails:

  • Destruction Brook Woods
  • Howland Reserve
  • Knowles Reserve
  • Frank Knowles/Little River Reserve
  • McBratney Reserve
  • New Bedford Garden Club Reserve
  • Parsons Reserve
  • Ridge Hill Reserve
  • Slocum’s River Reserve
  • Smith Farm
  • Star of the Sea Reserve
  • Wylde Reserve