Discover the Fells’ Hidden Treasure: the 90mm Meadow!

Celebrating 5 Years of Hidden Treasures

In conjunction with our partners Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area and DCR, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation announces our 2019 Discover Hidden Treasures event:

The 90mm/Nike Meadow Historical & Ecological Hike

Discover the unique history, archaeology, and biodiversity of a little-known gem in the Fells. Guided walks will tell the story of the ’90mm’ meadow habitat: the early history, establishment of a military installation on the site in the 1950’s, the decades-long work to transform the area back into an important bird and pollinator habitat, and the challenges still ahead.

Date: Sunday, May 19th

Time: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Location: Middlesex Fells Reservation, Lawrence Woods, Gate 10, South Border Road, Medford, MA

Parking & Directions: Park at Medford High School at 489 Winthrop St. in Medford, and follow the trails via Ramshead Hill (located in the Lawrence Woods) to the 90mm site.  This is a 10-15 minute easy/moderate hike. [See map.]  Please note: the DCR and Friends of the Fells advise against using the South Dam Road Parking Lot at Gate 9 on South Border Rd., as the lot does not have accessible access and walking to the 90 mm site at Gate 10 can be treacherous.


Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area, comprised of 45 towns and cities within its boundaries, announces the 5th anniversary of its Hidden Treasures program. Hidden Treasures is an exciting month-long celebration of the region’s natural, cultural and historic resources. Throughout the month of May 2019, many communities and organizations across the 994-square-mile Heritage Area, home to over 750,000 people, will offer free, public programs featuring a “hidden treasure.” Programs feature individual objects, documents, public monuments, buildings or landscapes and highlight exciting and unexpected stories about their past.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about a “treasure” hiding in plain sight! 

Visit for a full list of programs and events.