Hopedale Parklands - Red Trail

EASY 27 reviews

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.

3.0 miles 173 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

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.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

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.

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3 months ago

Prefect for my son and i last Sunday
. Easy

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy walk on fall day.

3 months ago

Great walk. Couple steep hills to get your heart rate up and very pretty

4 months ago

Pretty 3 mile stroll around the water... Great for dogs!

mountain biking
5 months ago

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8 months ago

Beautiful. It was a easy trail, good for little kids. Or just want to take a stroll.

walking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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.

walking
11 months ago