Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Mendon Ponds County Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
14 days ago

Well marked out and well traveled/ beaten path. Close to roads at times. Plenty of wild life around.

Not a well marked trail. and close to houses and a couple farms. Although there is a abundance of wildlife to be seen.

Probably the wrong season for this walk. little wildlife, tracks and flora, excepth fir the isolated doll's eyes

hiking
26 days ago

Ordinary walk through the wood, no views, no lake, no nothing. Perfect for dog walking though!

on Devil's Bathtub Trail

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A very nice trail! Well maintained and easy to tell where the trail is as it is marked consistently with green markers to lead you back to the entrance where you started.
Watch out for the occasional horse poop though!
I was also able to spot 6 Deer in the woods. Thankfully, no bear at all.
Great change in terrain and a good opportunity for trail runners. Overall, very enjoyable trail with decent views.

(P. S.) The waterfall really doesn’t exist.

hiking
1 month ago

First time hiking in Mendon Ponds Park, there is a variety of trails to choose from. Choose the East Esker Trail due to being a moderate trail that is dog friendly with hilly terrain. The trail was better than expected, a great workout! Did not see any waterfall, but there was a swamp & a pond. Definitely coming back in the fall time for the foliage!

The only downside was the horse poop in the middle of the trail, but the dog enjoyed smelling it!

good variety of intensity. loved taking my dogs!

Good workout for beginners but no waterfall

Took a 4 year old and a almost 7 year old and they loved it! The trail is marked so you can’t get lost. We made it into a treasure hunt finding the markings!

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. Nice variety of terrain. Not much wildlife on our day

The trail is really nice with some great views. Have some time on your hands as it takes a good hour or two to complete.

Only bad things that I noticed was the horse poop for one, but I guess that's warranted.

The other thing is that there is no waterfall unless I'm blind. I saw a body of water that was buried behind the trees, but again, no waterfall. Probably should change the description unless I'm wrong.

I did come across some horses, as well as horse shit. However, the trail offered a slightly(matter of opinion) challenging, steady incline, then periodic incline, combined with easy down hill or straight up walking.

Notable, green trail offered multiple bathroom stops.

Also a place to to refill your water.

hiking
6 months ago

nice afternoon walk. several other people with dogs, everyone very nice along the trail. Even a couple cross country skiers left. all trails marked clearly. nice rolling hills and great view at the bench. Enjoyable day!!

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail! Some nice hills, very pretty. Took under 2 hours to do the 5 miles. I went when there was some snow on the ground, which was very icy underneath on most of the trail, maybe from the xc skis? So just be careful or bring your microspikes!

8 months ago

Nice trail, good hike.

snowshoeing
9 months ago

Well marked, saw plenty of white tail deer. Will definitely go again.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike on well marked trail (green markers). Weather was cold but sunny.

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Great hike with the pup! Just make sure you follow the green markings if you want to stay on East Esker Trail. Lots of chipmunks and saw three whitetails!

Moderately strenuous. Hiking boots is a must as it was muddy in some areas.

hiking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

The hike is actually closer to 5 miles if you follow the green markers but it was a GREAT hike! My 4 and 7 year olds came along and did amazing! So proud! Will do this one again for sure!

on Quaker Pond Trail

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Good nature trail. More grass areas than expected. Will be a good trail for fall foliage. Pond view is nice.

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

hiking
Thursday, September 07, 2017

Short easy loop, but not much to see. Many views obscured by tall grass, weeds, and trees. Also lots of bugs when I was there in the summer.

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Short hike but lots of side trails if you wanted to wander around. Mostly wooded and a few nice views of lake and pond.

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

Was nice. There was no sign at head of trail saying no dogs, but 3/4 around we find a sign. What? To late at this point, kept walking. Park rules say dogs on leash allowed. Was very wet when we walked. Update.... PDF on park we fist printed had no notes on No Dogs.. 10/14 printed another PDF for different hike and now noted No Dogs. wish that had been on first PDF.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

A bit of a challenge in some spots but a nice hike. Many deer sightings along the way today.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Good trail, well marked with some nice meadow views. Occasionally you walk near the road but that's only for a few hundred yards. The trails had some washout down the center but after all the rain we had in the spring it's to be expected. Bugs weren't bad and saw a bunch of people throughout.

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

One of my favorite local places to take my dog for a walk, have met lots of nice people along the trail. Some nice views, very simple trail, can't go wrong walking around Mendon Ponds, all trails are great

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Good

trail running
Friday, June 30, 2017

+Good variation in elevation
+Varied and pleasant scenery
+Mostly wide trail

-Horse droppings everywhere
-Vicious black flies
-Can get muddy

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