Shield's Frog Pond

This beautiful parcel is 3.25 acres of land, landlocked on the east side of Cady Brook, between Route 169 and Harrington Roads in Charlton, MA. This hidden gem was donated by Nancy Shields in October of 2020. The property is very clearly marked, bordered on 3 sides with stone walls east, west and south, iron pipes that are easily located and other paint markings on trees. Even with no trail cleared it is quite easy to walk around and follow the walls. The wall to the east borders the Cady Brook to the east of that and along a section of the old mill race. There are several good sized areas of dry land where the ponds can be approached in dry seasons. It is habitat for frogs, deer, and birds.

This parcel was likely part of the Harrington Knife factory which straddled the Charlton-Southbridge line on the Cady Brook. History also points owenrship and/or use by Edwin Phillips, a wealthy landowner and mill operator in that area also, and particularly just north on both sides of Rt 169. The Harrington company which started in 1818 with razors, guns, surgical equipment and knives is still in business as the Dexter-Russell, Inc. cutlery company in Southbridge.

CHPT plans to improve signage and access to this property in the Spring of 2021.

Permitted/Prohibited Uses

Hiking Dogs on Leash Scenic Area No Hunting No Motorized Vehicles

Assessor's Map Data: Parcel ID # 62-B-1

Property List A-Z
Cranberry Meadow
Fitzgerald Road
Great Blue Heron Cove
Hammond Woods
Jennings Road Ext
Lambs Pond
Little River
Manor Ridge
Ponnakin Hill
Potter Village Estates
Preservation Estates
Shield's Frog Pond
Stonegate
Willow Tree Farm
Photo Gallery


Largest of the Frog Ponds


Looking East along South Wall


SW Corner Facing Cady Brook
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