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Russell Millpond is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Plymouth, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 177 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

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Bird watching

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Forest

Lake

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Beautiful wildlife. Hawks, turtles, ducks, white tailed deer & beaver. Sand/bog loop trail that leads to other amazing woodland loop offshoot trails. Very well maintained!!!

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Craig Sander
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HikingBugs

Hidden gem! Beautiful running brook off the pond, and mix of sandy walks and scrambling root-lined runs.

Carla Colcord
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Hiking

Beautiful and peaceful until the dirt bikes cross through. The white markers are for the bikes and snowmobiles not for hikers. The motorized path is near the power lines. The rest of the area is natural, historical and serene.

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Joanne Giannini Nigrelli
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Hiking

This conservation area is pretty much across the street from the Eel River Preserve. There is a cool foot bridge over a stream at the beginning of the trail and then it takes you to a pond. I found the trails really steep, rocky and not well marked. I would go check out the bridge and pond and not bother with the rest unless you are really looking for some exercise. About 5,000 steps.

Philip Coombes
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HikingBugsMuddy

Worth checking out but not a place I visit every year despite it being close to my house. I've seen swans and box turtles but wildlife is mostly limited here. There are a lot of dirtbikes at times and it can be tick infested at certain times as well. Mostly woods, but the pond, dam and old grafitti shack give it a few other things to see. Not crowded even on a sunny saturday during Covid 19.

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Nick Diodato
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Hiking

Most of this property is private property no one is supposed to be on this without permission

James Whalen
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Hiking

Not sure if I will return to this location. I got off trail a few times and did a bit of exploring but did not enjoy the power lines and road walks. The small foot bridge at the turn around point (pic attached) is in need of repair and caution should be used crossing the stream.

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Jess H.
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HikingOff trailPrivate propertyScramble

This map shows an unmarked trail to the left of the lake that is actually on motocross trails. It then leads you to a camp or private property of some sort with signs everywhere saying “do not pass” and “no trespassing” so you have to turn right around. Follow the MARKED trails to the right side of the lake after going over the dam bridge area, much nicer and no trespassing!

Michelle Demers
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Hiking

Awesome trail

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Ashley Hazleton
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Trail map takes you through neighborhood and on a busy road. Then hard time getting back in woods because trail led onto someone’s private property. We had to turn around and find out way back to the woods trail. I’m glad I wasn’t alone during thjs walk. Only way I would come back is to follow the trail markers directly.

Kelli Burgess
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Walking

A little over grown and several sections of the trail that are at a slant with lots of roots throughout. Not really any sections open to the pond, was hoping to let my dogs take a dip.

Lauren Bakken
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Hiking

We had to forge our own trail along the water on one side. The trail is under used and not easily followed. But it was an adventure. We found a hidden camp, an abandoned cottage used as a canvas for graffiti and lots of mud. There’s lots of potential for exploring!!!!

Cory Knights
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Hiking

I enjoyed this hike. Quiet. Well maintained. Want to go back.

Cory Knights
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Hiking

I didn’t give a 5 because the trail map on here doesn’t seem right. I was not able to go around the lake. The marked trail is much shorter and just on one side. May go back and try to figure out how they walked around. It was a nice hike though.

Erica Tidd
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Probably is a nice trail but we didn't get very far before we were covered in ticks and had to turn around. People weren't kidding about the ticks, they are bad!

sarah sarah talbot
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the trail was nice but the ticks are insane I have never seen so many in my life we found 8 on my son's jacket alone with bug spray

Ian Spellman
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Hiking

The ticks are bad on the main trail, but if you cross Long pond road and hike the other side you come to a trail that leads down to a bridge where once stood an old dam, you can take it to the powerlines. However you won't get to see all the Atlantic white cedar trees that are present long the main trail

Brian Larson
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We stopped after 1/2 mile because of ticks. Thought we might have lost the trail until we saw a dog waste station. That is when we discovered we were all covered in ticks. I picked at least a dozen off me.

Susan Kwiatkowski
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Nice trail but omg ticks!!! Good for a nice flat trail run and pretty scenery but leave your shoes outside and check yourself over. I've never seen so many ticks!!

Daniel J.
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Paul Hardy
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Dennis D.
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chris smith
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Jill Martin
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@turtledawn Dawn
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Kaitlyn Hayes
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Jodi Holmes
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Mandy Hutchinson
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