Best running trails in Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Massachusetts

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#1 - Petapawg, Towhee, Harry's and Tri-Town Loop
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
The Assabet River refuge comprises over 2,333 acres of varied woodland, wetland, fields, ponds and streams, with historical and archeological sites. The Assabet River refuge comprises over 2,333 acres of varied woodland, wetland, fields, ponds and streams, with historical and archeological sites. It is divided into a 1,900-acre northern section, a 300-acre southern section, and 91 acres scattered along the Assabet River in Stow. The terrain is primarily flat but includes some prominent hills; elevations range from 170 feet near the river to 320 feet on Walnut Hill. Seventy percent of the refuge is forested with pine, oak and maple. There are over 470 acres of diverse wetland habitat including an Atlantic white cedar swamp. This jewel is connected to about 1,000 acres of other diverse protected space. The Refuge is open year round from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. Wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities, including hiking, photography, interpretation, and environmental education, are permitted on designated trails shown on the refuge map. Note that the trail system in the refugue was reworked in spring 2007.Show more
#2 - Winterberry Way, Harrys Way, and Otter Alley Loop
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
#3 - Winterberry Way, Taylor Way and Harry's Way Loop
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
#4 - Tri-Tow, Otter Alley, Winterbury Way Loop
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
#5 - Tri-Town, Harrys Way and Hill Trail Loop
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
#6 - Assabet to Gardner Hill
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
Great way to connect the two trail systems with some nice peaks to run up and down. Abandoned buildings, bunkers, old army training obstacle course, view of firefighter academy, and even an abandoned neighborhood. Could spend all day exploring. Show more
#7 - Taylor Way Trail [CLOSED]
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 51 m
As of September 2020, this trail is reportedly closed due to maintenance. Please check with the refuge prior to visiting.Show more