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    Siobhan Greene saved The Hopper Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene added Try with pup

    about 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene reviewed Hoosac Range Trail to Spruce Hill

    about 1 year ago

    This hike isn't very steep. It was so peaceful. Some of the scenic spots looked out over North Adams. There is one vista about 0.7 miles from the end of the trail. It is amazing. There was no road noise. No sign of humans anywhere. I couldn't see towns, towers, ski trails, or anything like that. It was beautiful and well worth being frozen from a freak May snow flurry. (yeah snow and ice in May because winter is never going to go away)

    Siobhan Greene reviewed Natural Bridge State Park

    about 1 year ago

    This is a nice little afternoon hike or something for small kids. It isn't hard. There are great views of the river and the greater Berkshires. If the sign still says closed for the season, just park by the gate and walk up the road. The state is really bad at opening it on time.

    Siobhan Greene completed Natural Bridge State Park

    about 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene reviewed Field Farm Trail

    over 1 year ago

    This place is a nice, easy hike/trip. There are a few different trails that can be picked. More info can be found by looking up Feild Farm on thetrustees.org as this is one of their properties. They have trail maps available there. When you turn down Sloan Rd you will drive for a bit and the property is on the right. You will turn down the driveway and then follow the sign for the trail parking. It is a small parking lot (maybe 5 cars). The little pond is nice. I picked this place because it was the first time I had ever gone snowshoeing so I wanted someplace with mostly flat land but some small hills. This place was a perfect place for me.

    Siobhan Greene completed Field Farm Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene updated Signal Hill

    over 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene saved White Rocks Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene saved Broad Brook Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene saved Pine Cobble Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene saved Mount Williams Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene saved Dunbar Brook Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene reviewed Dolan Center Launch to Town Landing Lane

    over 1 year ago

    To be totally honest, I don't do this exact trail. I kayak the up-river section of this and start and finish at the Dolan Center. I also do the water trail loop that is about 6.7 miles long (roughly 4hrs). The loop covers this trail and then some. It is a nice little place. I also have taken a SUP over this area. The current is not too strong (sometimes in the spring it is stronger but still not that strong).The river is not deep in this area (a few inches to 5 feet). I bring my dog out with me and he likes to swim along side me (he does wear a life vest) and it is shallow enough that he mixes swimming and wading.I tend only do the loop in the spring because the section called the Long Ditch gets very shallow in the summer. I go downstream when doing the loop so that the ditch is the only part that is upstream. There are some fish in the river. I've seen some success fishing( I personally don't fish). There are snapping turtles around here so FYI. The Charles is also popular with beavers and deer. Lots of ducks and geese and the occasional Great Blue Herring.

    The parking lot at the launch is down the hill from the community center. In the spring/summer, there are baseball games at the field right beside the parking lot so it can be really busy (technically only vehicles with rooftop racks are allowed to park down there but that is never enforced).

    There are rentals provided through the town of Dedham of canoes and kayaks. Check out their website for more info on that.

    On the weekends, LL Bean runs a discovery school out of the Dolan Center launch. It can be busy depending on the class sizes.

    From the launching parking lot, there is also a little trail off to the side. It is an easy trail. The dog loves it. If you follow it, it can lead to either New Bridge on the Charles's trails or a street and on the other side of the street is Wilson Mountain.

    Siobhan Greene reviewed Wilson Mountain Reservation Trail

    over 1 year ago

    My dog loves this place in the summer. There is a little watering hole that a lot of people take their dogs swimming in. Technically, dogs have to be on leash but at this spot no one really cares as long as the dogs are behaving. I've been going here for years and only had one issue with the leash. Lots of little trails to go on. Nothing is too difficult.

    Siobhan Greene reviewed Signal Hill

    over 1 year ago

    If you go all the way up the hill, it looks really pretty. I take the dog here and let him run around. He enjoys it. For me, nothing special. The river is nice but beware in the summer SO MANY MOSQUITOS! Bring bug spray. There are kayak rentals in the summer on the weekends.

    Siobhan Greene completed Signal Hill Loop

    over 1 year ago

    Siobhan Greene reviewed Noanet Woodlands Reservation

    over 1 year ago

    Great place to take dogs!! Dogs are allowed off leash after the parking lot. The Trustees have an app with maps of their properties and also tend to have paper maps available. Even when it is busy, I do not see a lot of people because there are so many different trails. My dog takes me somewhere new all the time. He loves swimming in the ponds when possible. He never gets tired of this place! Great for kids and bikes. Be aware that horses are welcome in the property so show curtesy to them (be quiet around them,let the rider know you are there, control your dogs/kids)

    Siobhan Greene reviewed The Cascades Trail

    over 1 year ago

    A nice short hike. Never super busy (no parking). I tend to go there and take a book with me to relax at the waterfall. The water is really cold but try wading over to the base of the falls. There are some rocks on the side to sit on. My dog loves splashing around and playing fetch. Very easy trail.

    Siobhan Greene completed The Cascades Trail

    over 1 year ago