Stop River Article

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Stop River
Stop River (Medfield, Massachusetts) map.jpg
Stop River and environs
Physical characteristics
Main sourceHighland Lake, Walpole, MA
42°07′35″N 71°18′20″W / 42.12639°N 71.30556°W / 42.12639; -71.30556
River mouth Charles River, Medfield, MA
42°10′25.2″N 71°19′08.4″W / 42.173667°N 71.319000°W / 42.173667; -71.319000
STOP RIVER Latitude and Longitude:

42°10′25.2″N 71°19′08.4″W / 42.173667°N 71.319000°W / 42.173667; -71.319000
Length9.3 miles (15.0 km)

The Stop River is a low and marshy stream in Medfield, Massachusetts, and partly forming the border between Norfolk and Walpole. The river rises near Highland Lake in Walpole, flows 9.3 miles (15.0 km) [1] northwards to join the Charles River in Medfield, and ultimately drains into Boston Harbor.

The Medfield Rhododendrons reservation, operated by The Trustees of Reservations, is an important and rare stand of Rhododendron maximum along the river in Woodridge Street, Medfield.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed April 1, 2011