Veasey Memorial Park

Veasey Memorial Park
201 Washington Street
Groveland, MA 01834
978-521-9345

Veasey is a 47-acre conservation park and function facility; a nature preserve with many wonderful animals, plants, insects and birds; an historical site with original features recalling days past, and a recreation area with forest, fields, nature trails and access to Johnson's Pond for year-round fun and relaxation. Visitors can also enjoy Veasey's trail system, picnic areas, car top boat access, and popular winter sledding hill. Veasey is also a good spot for star gazing and birding in the fields, woods, and along the freshwater shoreline. Species of Note: In the fields, you can see bobolinks, bluebirds, purple martin, tree swallow, red-tailed hawks, song sparrow, American kestrel, chimney swift, killdeer; eastern towhee, robins, eastern phoebe, night hawk, house finch and gold finch. In the Woodland, you can see black-capped chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, house wren, wood thrush, red-eyed vireo, pileated woodpecker, northern flicker, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, blue-winged warbler, black-and-white warbler, black-throated green warbler, oven bird, roase-breasted grosbeak, indigo bunting, chipping sparrow, pine warbler, eastern wood pewee, and brown-eyed junco. By the pond and shore, you can find Eastern kingbird, belted kingfisher, great blue heron, snowy egret, black ducks, green heron, American bittern, red-breasted merganser, bufflehead, yellow-throated warbler, yellow warbler, northern oriole, palm warbler, and gray catbird.

Hours: 

Dawn to Dusk

Driving Directions: 

I-95 to exit 54 onto Rte-133/Georgetown. Follow straight through Georgetown center (turns into Rte-97) and enter into Groveland. Turn left onto Salem St. at the intersection. Turn left onto Washington St. Veasey Park is over the large hill on right. From I-495: take the Haverhill exit for Rte-125 Ward Hill. Bear left off connector ramp to follow Rte-125 through Bradford. At the Bradford Common bear right onto Church St. Take right onto Salem St. Turn right onto Washington St. Veasey Park is over the large hill on right. Follow the driveway to the Main Parking Area on the right; continue up stone stairs to main buildings. Upper Parking area for the elderly, disabled or drop off only.

Site Notes & Advisories: 

Since Veasey Park includes several major habitats, including: field, woodland, varied edges, pond and wetlands, the opportunities for birding is quite good. In addition, adjacent marshes and vernal pools as well as the nearby Meadow Pond Conservation Area, helps to increase the diversity of bird.

Flags: 

  • Family Friendly
  • Parking
  • Restroom

Categories: 

  • Birding
  • Weddings
  • Winter Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Historic Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Parks
  • Scenic Vistas

Property Owner/Organization: 

Groveland Conservation Commission
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead