Callahan State Park is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Framingham, MA. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, mountain biking, and ice climbing. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
I love the trails and know them by heart I go so often! A pond for pups to splash and frolicking.
Love this spot! tons and tons of trails to explore with some really nice ponds and views. One of the closest places to Boston where you can actually get deep enough into the woods to be completely removed from the noise of the outside world
Great place !!
A great place to run with a few small hills. Some parts are a little muddy and it can be a little buggy. You'll need to watch out for unleashed dogs though. It seems like everyone that owns a dog in this area brings them here to play (southern part).
My dog loves this place. Great place to bring the dog, let her run around off leash with the other dogs, swim in the pond and then hike the trails. We've been a lot with our dog - even just to throw the ball or Frisbee around.
Pros: free parking, nice countryside views of fields makes you feel like you are in rural Pennsylvania farmland. Nice change of pace. Decent amount of land to cover. Closed trails were clearly marked.
Cons: no swimming, not a very challenging hike for someone looking to feel they are all the way out there in the woods.
There was free parking. Hiking was fun In the woods. Was not super challenging. No swimming, not a lot of bugs. Views pretty good how large fields, not spectacular.
Good hiking Overall.
There are three main entrances to the park. One on Milliwood Street, one on Edmand's Road and one on Broadmeadow Street. Milliwood offers easy access to Eagle Pond, a nice place for dogs to swim, and with a nice easy walk along a raised berm. Edmand's lets you onto the Pipeland, a wide straight road (firebreak, maybe?) as well as a maze of criss-crossing smaller trails. Broadmeadow is the most 'rustic' trailhead, tucked away on a dirt road. It only offers a few trails but tends to be less populated, and leads to Beebe Pond, a nice secluded spot with a good dog-friendly swimming hole at one end.
PS This site requires me to enter data I don't know, such as length...so I'm guessing
The park itself was lovely, but even with a park map, a description of a hike, and the AllTrails app, the trails were still so poorly marked that it was hard to be sure where we were. Working with just the map, it would have been a frustrating afternoon.
If you start from the Marlborough trail head it is mostly hiking trails. I was some bike tracks but I mostly saw hikers. Lots of trails and varying terrain. See some nice ponds, fields and farms