Donovan/Sagamore Hill Trail

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The Donovan/Sagamore Hill Trail connects the Donovan ballfields area with Sagamore Street via the Donovan Woods and Donovan Hill.  The southern half of the trail is located on public lands owned by the Town of Hamilton.  The northern half of the trail is a public trail easement that crosses through private properties.  The single track trail is mostly wooded and the terrain is relatively steep on either side of the hill.  There is a bridge over a small creek that will support horses.  There is a cross trail that passes by the Sagamore Hill USAF Geophysics Lab Radio and Solar Observatory.


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  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Horseback Riding
  • Birding
  • Cross-country skiing


  • Open sunrise to sunset
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No bicycles
  • No hunting
  • Stay on trail only


Access to the south end of the trail is via the Donovan Fields at 238 Sagamore Street.  There is no parking at the north end of the trail which comes out just north of 315 Sagamore Street.


Donovan Fields and Donovan Woods owned by the Town of Hamilton.  The Donovan Hill Trail is a public easement held by Essex County Trail Association.