Dana Commons

EASY 12 reviews

Dana Commons is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Petersham, Massachusetts and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

7.2 miles
495 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running


historic site

no dogs

Walk or bike through history at Dana Commons. Stone walls, cellar holes. No pets please.

1 month ago

Great path, easy walk, great scenery.

5 months ago

no dogs allowed I just drove all the way here to find out

9 months ago

cool to see old Dana commons! Very beautiful, also very flat. Pavement is hard on your legs. I'd suggest biking.

mountain biking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

can also reach fishing gate in Hardwick by going straight through Dana common,also allowed to ride bicycles at this gate.going farther through the common area couple of miles on left down another trail is the remains of a starfire f90 jet crash from back in the fifties.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

We found it beautiful, interesting and enjoyable

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Great hike. Very well maintained trails. Beautiful day. Left from gate 40 to Dana center. Then continued to the right out of the center to the waters edge. About 7 miles round trip.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

There are multiple trails to explore off of Gate 40 and Dana Center. The old road is well maintained. The Dana Common is amazing.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's about 1.8 miles from gate 40 to the former town of Dana. DCR maintains the area fairly well.
There are many trails off the town center to explore. An amazing part of Quabbin history.

1 month ago

4 months ago

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Saturday, December 10, 2016