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Callahan State Park is a 820-acre day use area located in Northwest Framingham. Callahan has seven miles of marked trails and is used for activities including fishing, hiking, horseback riding (horses not provided) and cross-country skiing. Within the park are nearly 100 acres of open fields, 70 acres of which are currently under an agricultural lease.

Great place for a hike with the pooch! I think the last loop on the north side is just a straight there and back on the backpacker trail or a loop on the acorn trail though. I couldn’t find the other side of the loop shown on this apps map.

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2 days ago

TONS of dogs not on leashes.

hiking
19 days ago

I'm giving this a 5/5 because I'm a dog owner and this is in my top 3 dog parks.
Dogs only have to be on leash in some areas, so it's nice having them run around by the pond with other dogs and close by you on the trails. We return here every few weeks, and neither us nor our dogs are disappointed. The trails are pretty easy to follow, they have free maps at both entrances; the amounts are limited, but they also have a big map you can look at before you go in.
There are some negative comments here about the dogs, but I've never actually seen anyone upset or bothered with them off leash, FYI :)

hiking
1 month ago

Very enjoyable hike, the trail crosses steep hills, mellow valleys, meadow forests and more. All in just 3 miles. Beebe pond is a beautiful and quiet spot. There are almost never any people on the trails in this part of Callahan, making it a great place to be alone with nature. Be sure to bring bug spray. Turn your AllTrails tracker on because the trails beyond Beebe pond are not always marked and it can be easy to wander in the wrong direction.

horseback riding
1 month ago

My friend and I trailered our horses here today. The parking lot was a nice size where we were able to pull in and circle around for an easy exit. There were A LOT of dogs there and although it says leashes are required, not everyone had them and not all of the dogs were respectful of the horses. There were a lot of trails to explore and a lot where we could even trot and canter. Some were rocky and had roots all over but most were fine for the horses. With my horse being so tall, I had to do some ducking to avoid the tree branches but it was gorgeous weather and just enough breeze to keep the bugs away. There is a pond that the dogs can swim in and we took our horses in since it's only about belly deep for them and they could walk right in. It wasn't our favorite place because of the dogs but we'd go back at some point in the future as it's a nice change of scenery.

Pleasant easy trail compared with north Callahan state park, which was much harder

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to moderate trail on north side of Callahan. Nice, pleasant place to spend an hour or two. There are lots of side trails and loops that can be added to increase length of hike.

Open, clearly marked trails. Different landscapes to see from forest to meadow to lake-side - mostly shaded. Fun hike with the kids.

Nice trails with some good moderate up and down. Wildflowers, lilly pads, horses, and ferns.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

One of many fun trails at Callahan State Park. Eagle Pond is a beautiful spot. There are some good rocks to sit on, you will probably even see some fish. The trails are very well marked and fun to explore. This is also a good spot to bring your dog for a walk.