Blue Heron Trail

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Blue Heron Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Needham, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.4 miles 301 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

10 mile loop. Marshes, boardwalks, cattails, birds, deer, woods, 'nuff said! The Blue Heron Trail is a 10 mile loop. Park at the Kendrick Street lot or at Millenium Park. Some of the 'trail' is on the road to complete the loop, and at times it takes some patience to pick up the Blue Heron signs when it weaves in and out of corporate parking lots. Regardless, the majority of the trail is in marshes or wooded areas, and over the course of the 10 miles the terrain changes often enough to keep things interesting! I startled lots of birds, squirrels, and even a deer when doing a trail run on a Wednesday morning. Aside from the Kendrick Street area or sidewalks, I only passed a couple of mountain bikers on the whole thing. Parts of this trail must not get much use judging by the plants that were starting to encroach... I didn't notice any water on the trail so make sure to pack your own!

2 months ago

mountain biking
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5 months ago

grew up on this trail... inspired my A.T. thru hike

5 months ago

Easy trail with lots of mountain bikers.

7 months ago

7 months ago

walking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

Currently a little muddy with the melted snow and warm weather.

hiking
1 year ago

snowshoeing
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Followed the Blue Heron trail. Turned after 2.3 miles for a total of 4.6 miles. Very easy walk with very little elevation. Easy jaunt through the woods. Close to highway.