Bay Circuit Trail via Fitness Trail

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Bay Circuit Trail via Fitness Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Billerica, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 183 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

walking

running

forest

lake

partially paved

views

city walk

This trail starts near Middlesex Community College, on the Fitness Trail. After passing the pond, take a right through the college. This trail then links up with the Bay Circuit Trail. The Bay Circuit Trail is over 200 miles and travels through 34 different towns. Most visits just hike a mile or two more and then return via the Fitness Trail to their cars.

hiking
Sun Oct 14 2012

bay circuit trail travels 200 miles from duxbury to newburyport massachusetts through 34 different towns. this trail is very flat, you have some elevation gain in Sharon hiking up Moose hill which is the biggest hill you'll have to ascend on the whole trail. ive done bits & pieces of the trails in different towns, never the whole trail in its entirety. i have some beautiful picks of the fall colors in the tubbs meadows section in pembroke & some pics of moose hill in sharon. the bay circuit trail was 1st thought up in 1929 by the same man who came up with the AT trail. the entire trail was not fully completed until 2007 & was a long road to make it possible to get all the land properly protected for such a long woodsy trail in such a widely developed area. being so close to boston as it goes around the city like a belt, its very unpopular compared to that of the midstate trail or the AT. as it gets recognized, i believe alot of people will be greatful for the efforts put forth from the groups that made it possible. it was a long struggle to make it happen but its now accomplished & ready for everyone to enjoy. good luck, have fun & remember to be safe.

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