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Trail is very badly marked in several places. The area near the golf course is one of them. Got lost and had to ask some golfers for directions but still a very nice trail overall.

A nice trail to walk and to take a swim. It is quite scenic but it is hard to find much wildlife due to the crowd. The visitor center is really nice and don't miss Henry David Thoreau's hut.

Nice trails, great for hiking or mtn biking.

We really enjoyed this place. Very family friendly and fairly flat terrain that makes for an easy hike. We saw some beautiful wildlife and flowers (turtles, Lillys and Lilly pads, dragon flies, etc). We only hiked about 1.5 miles and plan to go back to see more. I definitely recommend bringing bug spray as there were a lot of mosquitoes in the wet areas.

walking
29 days ago

A pleasant walk in the woods on an idyllic day. It’s quite surprising to find such serenity just off North St.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary with a variety of trails. On our first visit, we took my frail elderly mother. We borrowed their all-terrain wheelchair and took my mother on the short accessible trail by the lily pond. For our second visit (without my mother), we did a longer hike along the millpond path, Charles River loop, and frog pond trail. The nature is varied with ponds, small waterfalls, the Charles River, woods, and a few meadows. We saw a turtle, frog, deer, a flock of wild turkeys, and numerous other birds. Trails are generally well-marked, and we only had a few points of confusion.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Wonderful property. Started on north side and went into Trustees property too. All in there must be around 4,000 acres to explore. Worked my way around the pond then headed south to the reservoir and camping area. I wonder why that one area is closed off? Some of the single track is too rooty and rocky for my taste but it's good stuff. Will be back.

Love this place. Nice place to get out in the woods on a regular basis.

amazing trails, I come here regularly. I love Lake Rico.

Beautiful!

Gorgeous hike with many ladyslipper orchids to be spotted along the trails. Some fun, easy bouldering to be found as well. Will be going back to explore further in the very near future!

Beautiful during every season. Lovely trails and a fantastic boardwalk, so many great critters to see along the way!

This is a nice relatively easy trail, yet the 7 mile loop can be very confusing. The trails, although marked, are not very well laid out, and if it wasnt for the Alltrails app and gps, we would have been 'lost several times'. Make sure you have the alltrails app to navigate properly. With that said, we had a fun day with a relatively easy dog friendly hike/walk!

Super trail!

First trail I hiked in the blue hills, good view from the observation tower!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike, some paths are a bit confusing, but overall very pretty.

Love this very easy trail. There’s more than just the loop around the pond. One can expand the hike up into the hills above the pond. Be sure to check out the old cabin site.

backpacking
3 months ago

Nice trails and would have been much nicer if trail blazes didn't just STOP! Several backtracking attempts and never found that blaze. Sorry only 2 ⭐

hiking
3 months ago

rough terrain in some areas, and some small inclines, but quite pretty and well kept

walking
3 months ago

use to walk the dogs here, nice but not well marked or populated

on Massasoit Trails

walking
3 months ago

Nice walking, dog-walking and bicycling trails. Very picturesque.

Very easy trail. Nice view. We saw two tiny turtles.

hiking
3 months ago

I've never been up on the north side of this property so set out in that direction. Went as far as I could, on the horse trails and via the power lines. At one point I could see the Bubbling Brook Ice Cream place in the distance! Came around and into property behind Westwood Gun Club. This area has older, unmaintained trails. A nice trek nonetheless, JUST DO IT!

Love this area. Great for walking the dog & just hiking all the trails. There are so many little trails & a pond of you cross Lakeview road. I've been hiking here for years, often alone (4'11" female) & have never felt in any danger (for the reviewer TM that said women have been assaulted there) I've even locked my keys in my car here & some nice mountain bikers spent about an hour helping me get them out. One of my favorite spots.

I have trail run and hiked here for the past 3 years. I have found many of the people to be neighborly and courteous. There are quite a few dogs off leash but within voice range of owners and well trained and the there are others who should not be off leash. The trails are great and marked well. And I always look forward to a day in the woods there. Many families on foot, also men and women on bikes. I am heading there again today to get my 6 miles in! I highly recommend it as well as donating to keep the trails maintained !

I would give this trail more stars if it was marked. Now that I know the ways to go, I will definitely do it again though.

trail running
4 months ago

Did a loop out in the Indian Brook Trail area. Very cool with a vernal pool to check out too. Noticed a wild turkey in the field, she hung pretty close to the trail so I could check her out. Big bird! This is a great property, check it out.

I walked around Walden Pond, last night, in the rain. It was a transcendent experience. If you have not already, please read Walden by Henry David Thoreau, before visiting this pond.

walking
4 months ago

This was a pleasant way to get outside today. The blue trail was well marked and well maintained... lots of trees down from recent storms, but none obstructing the path. As others have noted, people do not keep their dogs on leash here, despite instructions to do so. About 50 robins feeding on the field at the entrance. Looking forward to seeing more birds on future visits, and to enjoying it in the fall.

What a lovely place 5 dollars to get in but worth every penny

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