Cook Conservation Area Loop is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lancaster, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length4.5 miElevation gain164 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingWalkingBird watchingRunningDog friendlyForestRiverViewsBlowdownBugsRockySnow
Waypoints (9)
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Parking
Dirt parking lot for ~10 vehicles off of Route 70
42.49388, -71.68651
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Mill
Bench overlooking remains of old mill. Great place to find bullfrog tadpoles in the spring.
42.49578, -71.69078
3
Intersection
Lancaster Trail @ Farnsworth Trail
42.49699, -71.70149
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Quarry
Dirt piles
42.50067, -71.70633
5
Intersection
Dead end/quarry on left. Lots of white-tailed deer tracks.
42.50059, -71.7152
6
Intersection
Farnsworth Trail & Chapman Trail & Unnamed bypass
42.50019, -71.71869
7
Intersection
Unnamed intersection
42.49718, -71.71778
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Intersection
Farnsworth Trail
42.49537, -71.71737
9
Horses
Farm on opposite side of the river
42.49229, -71.70939
Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (264)
Photos (196)
Recordings (266)
Completed (341)
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Chris Abouraad
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WalkingGreat!Snow

Great trail with some amazing views. Takes a while but worth every second

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diana fitch
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Mark McClurken
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Hiking

Nice hike overall, deep footprints from past hikers the biggest problem.

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Devon Edwards
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diana fitch
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Jasmine Sawyer
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Hiking

beautiful by the river and in the woods

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Lisa Teong
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Brian Sargent
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Hiking

Nice easy loop trail, could uses some maintenance lots of large trees blocking the trail in places! Nice view along the Nashua River!

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Debbie Consalvo
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Hiking

Great!

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Jesse Letarte
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Shawn Monteverde
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Rachel Anne
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Hiking

Well maintained open trail. Currently a bit icy and muddy but generally very easy to walk and see birds and water.

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Kerry Matthew
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Walking

Mostly clear and dry

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Lindsey Green
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Hiking

Great loop trail, a few trees down blocking the path but overall a great walk with the dog.

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Stephen Moore
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Karen Whitcomb
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Hiking

Not crowded at all which was nice.

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Michelle Toomey
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! Very easy walk. Did the full loop with 5 kids under 10 and they loved it.

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Talita Pacheco-Valente
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Hiking

Love the scenery

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Zoe S
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Christy Cox
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Abbie Maguire
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Fred Zarrella
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Walking
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Bob Clark
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Hiking

The trail is unmarked. The map does not identify the trail names. There are three trails with names. It is always nice to know where you are, what trail you are on and where you are! Each trail name should have a different blaze color. That’s all that’s needed to make it more enjoyable.

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Michael Toohill
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Vijayan Nambiar
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Hiking

Awesome trail to walk with your dog and family

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Heather Gearan
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Hiking

Overall this was a good walk. There was one place where a large tree was down and we had to literally crawl under it as our only option, but it was an interesting walk. There is a river and a bamboo stretch and forests. It was fairly lightly traveled on a Sunday afternoon, so that was nice as well.

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Christy Cox
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Bill Rotondi
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Elizabeth H
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Mountain biking

Too many trees down. Super ROOTY!

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