Gates Pond

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Gates Pond is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Berlin, Massachusetts that features a lake 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

lake

muddy

4 days ago

Very nice. Done have not picked up after their pets. Otherwise, easy and very pleasant.

geocaching
18 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

This was a pretty walk, not too strenuous. Pretty pond, wildlife, tons of Pumpkinseed Sunfish. I passed by 8 dogs and owners and not one was leashed except my own dog.

walking
1 month ago

Love walking this loop and the few small hills. Very disappointed with animal owners for leaving pet waste, both dog and horse. Seems to be getting worse as the summer progresses No excuse for this. Multiple containers located along trail and signs are posted throughout the trail. Why can't people be responsible?

walking
1 month ago

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Great place to walk. Pretty easy with some mildly inclined stretches. Nearly 100% of the walk has water views. Unfortunately fair amount of dog waste is not picked up by owners which detracts from beauty if the area especially closer to the parking area. Fairly popular location.

2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Love this place and so does my dog!!!

3 months ago

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walking
5 months ago

This was a great trail! It loops around the pond and it's a beautiful spot! I got a decent exercise from the 2+ miles and a few hills! Great place to walk your dog in the metro west area! :)

5 months ago

very scenic and fairly easy walk. can get a tad busy.

walking
5 months ago

walking
7 months ago

It has a few small hills, wonderful views of the lake and some side trails. The dogs had a blast romping in the snow and even made a friend we hiked around the whole loop with. All the dogs we came across were off leash so if your dog doesn't do well in that situation, I wouldn't recommend it. We hiked around in the fresh snow which made it a little more strenuous. Lots of other folks had cramp ons, snow shoes and cross county skis. 2.4 miles to the tee--a perfect little outing when short on time, daylight or energy--we all got in the right amount of work out.

trail running
7 months ago

Nice loop around a pond. Easy terrain makes it great for running though not as interesting if you're looking for a hike. Dog friendly with lax leash regulations. Garbage cans out for folks to throw out their dog doo though I wish people made better use of them.

9 months ago