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Gates Pond is a 2.4 mile heavily 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.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 91 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Cross country skiing Hiking Horseback riding Snowshoeing Walking Running Lake Muddy
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Rose Seibold
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Covered in leaves and a little muddy, but beautiful fall day! Good to be outside!

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S S
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Great day for Nov at close to 60 deg and dry. The trail is great. Ran for about 6.5 miles and walked. Very scenic and calm waters provided the mirror lake effect.

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John W. Gennell
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Laurie Spicer Bourdon
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beautiful easy walking or jogging trail around the pond

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Tim Walton
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Dr. Kevin O'Connor
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Kathleen Laplante
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1 Star for the unsafe conditions of the main road into Gates Pond. Taylor Road and the parking areas have huge potholes, heaves, and areas of patched together pavement in an attempt to make things better, but they make things worse. The Town of Berlin owns the road and parking areas and refuse to resurface it and even to put it on a list of their priorities of roads to resurface. The Town Administrator and Highway Department and the Selectmen have all received pictures of the situation and have been made aware of the dangerous conditions.

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Tom S
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Kevin Platt
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Kathleen Laplante
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There is a sign at the entrance near Taylor Road that says "All Dogs Must Be Leashed." I have been traveling the walk around Gates Pond for 20+ years. As the number of people have increased (understandably so; it's beautiful), dogs without leashes have increased in number as well. I have seen unleased dogs get into fights other dogs. I have seen and experienced unleashed dogs charging at people who have fear of dogs due to being bit in the past (me and other friends), etc. This is true even of the dogs whose owners say, "Oh, he's a nice dog. You have nothing to worry about." Please, for the safety and comfort of everyone, please leash your dogs at all times.

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David Olen
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WalkingGreat!

This is a hidden gem of a trail. We will return. Only down side, it would be great if people obeyed the dogs on leashes. I know that everyone love to let their dogs run, but our dog has terrible anxiety after being attacked by two dogs this year. We are trying to get him back to having less anxiety towards other dogs. Other than that, it is beautiful and relaxing.

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Lori Allen
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Patrice Sweeney
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lovely trail on a Sunday afternoon.

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Dwarakesh Nallan
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Cassidy Burke
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Cam Bradley
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Cheryl Champagne
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Great trail, scenic and very peaceful

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Stephanie Ferello
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Crowded, about 50% of people wearing masks. Wide, packed trail, easy to follow, great for young kids and dogs. Beautiful foliage and views of the reservoir.

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Erin McIntyre
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Jessica Decson
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Really easy and great for dogs. some good spots to sit and look at the pond views.

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Karen Reid
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A lot of horse poop today! Weather was great!

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Kayla McDermott
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great loop, paved in some parts. easy hike, watch out for road apples!

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Sue Waudby
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Pam Marie
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nice area , relaxing, good for dogs and baby carriages

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Amylynne Frankel
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Lovely wide stroller friendly path around a quaint pond. Would be a great place to bring a blanket and a book and relax.

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Mary O'Donnell
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Great

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Brian Sargent
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Nice easy trail, small hills! Beautiful day for a short hike!

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Rachyl Yanuskiewicz
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Nice dirt wide path around lake. Small hills throughout.

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Zishan Wei
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