Nature & Science

The park supports a variety of habitats. Forests are dominant, covering approximately 500 acres of the park, including about 200 acres of forested wetland. Non-forested wetlands, including several ponds, cover approximately 180 acres. Meadows and fields cover an additional 250 acres, including approximately 100 acres farmed under the park's agricultural leasing program. Shrubland also is present at the park, particularly at the interface of fields and forests.
 
A hawk soars in the sky.

Animals

Learn more about the park's wildlife.

Trees stand with orange and red leaves.

Forests

The forests of Minute Man have shaped, and continue to shape the park today.

Trees reflect in the calm waters of a vernal pool.

Wetlands

Learn about the park's wetlands, a resource that is often naturally diverse.

A cluster of small fowers from the aster family.

Plants

The park hosts a variety of native and nonnative, wild and cultivated plants.

A man looks through binoculars towards the forest.

Bio Blitz 2018

1 day. 751 species. Click to learn more about the results of the 2018 Bio Blitz!

A red rock outcrop behind a small stone monument.

Geology

The park's history extends hundreds of millions of years into the past. Learn more.

 
Purple Loosestrife growing among native cattails.

Invasive Species

Invasive species pose a threat to the landscape of Minute Man.

The Concord River is thinly frozen over with the sunrise turning the distant trees orange.

Environmental Concerns

A variety of environmental concerns exist within Minute Man NHP.

Last updated: November 2, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

North Bridge / Park Head Quarters
174 Liberty St.

Concord, MA 01742

Phone:

(978) 369-6993

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