Hopedale Parklands - Red Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hopedale, Massachusetts that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A nicely well maintained setting and trails in the small village of Hopedale, MA. The parklands wrap around the scenic Hopedale Pond. Most of the trails are far enough from surrounding homes that you do not feel you are in the boundary of the town. Very quiet and safe. Hours are dawn to dusk. In 1899, the Hopedale town's Park Commission, consisting of Frank J. Dutcher, Charles F. Roper, and George Otis Draper, accepted Manning's proposal for a park of nearly two hundred acres, encompassing the entire shoreline of Hopedale Pond.
Walked there today and the bridge was open. Red trail is misnamed above. Blue trail goes most of the way around the pond, but you have to walk down towards the large abandoned Draper mill, right past the red historic building and then across the small beach/park to continue counterclockwise around the pond (over 3 miles around). The red trail, when combined with the brown trail makes an alternative on the west side of the pond only. One other tip: if you want to walk the blue trail counterclockwise, stay straight after crossing the stone bridge at the north end of the pond and pass the side trail immediately on the left. Very well marked, maintained and wide trail.
Great little place! Walked along the blue trail. Was hoping to cross back over along the bridge but it was closed that caused quite the detour but still a nice easy trail for a casual hike.
Prefect for my son and i last Sunday
Nice easy walk on fall day.
Great walk. Couple steep hills to get your heart rate up and very pretty
Pretty 3 mile stroll around the water... Great for dogs!
Beautiful. It was a easy trail, good for little kids. Or just want to take a stroll.
Well maintained and easy to follow but they seem pretty strict about not having your dog off leash there. I also didn't expect the first part of it to be on a street and kind of had to guess where to go to find the actual entrance since I'm not familiar with the area.
I take my kids here every couple of weeks. if you so the full loop you have to walk down the road a bit but it's not too far. they like to stop and throw rocks in the water and there are lots of spots to do that along the way.