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Lake Quannapowitt Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wakefield, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers 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 3.1 mi Elevation gain 52 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Nature trips Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Lake Paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Decent walk around the lake. Mostly on sidewalk along a busy street. Plenty of parking available.

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Lexi Pierson-Thomas
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Walking

Great straight up walking trail. the width and terrain is stroller friendly, but 25% of the trail walkers are not.

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Bob Catinazzo
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Running
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Mike Moran
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Road biking

great trail. usually pretty busy. plenty of areas around the lake to park. a nice small down town area at one end. plenty of space for all activities and an easy walk, run, bike and etc.

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Lily Rose
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Walking

Nice trail but can’t take your dog off leash as you walk next to a road majority of the time. Very dog friendly as well with many places to get in water and do small water activities.

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Jessica Coons
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Wouldn’t consider this hiking but it’s a great loop for walking! Mostly flat, only some slight elevation (very slight). Frequent walking spot for locals and visitors and bicyclists. Lots of parking on street or 2 smaller parking areas at southern end of lake. Saturday farmers market next to one of the parking lots as well!

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Whimsy Scott
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No shade
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Halle Hughes
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Hiking

Great breeze and lake view for a hot summer walk

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Alex Acevedo
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Road bikingGreat!
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Sayali V
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HikingGreat!

I love this trail and visit this at least once in two weeks. Nice walk along the lake, plenty of green space to throw frisbee with friends.

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Jackie User
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Hiking

it's a great family and scenery trail and good for dogs.

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Jade Desmarais
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Hiking

Nice way to start my morning!

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Larissa Villasa
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Not a trail but for sure a beautiful walk to start your day or in the evening before going home to relax. Can get buggy in the summer. Easy enough for kids to join in. Dog friendly.

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Steve Bellmont
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Hiking

This is a very easy 3.1 mile hike circumnavigating this gorgeous lake in Wakefield. The hike is almost exclusively all sidewalk with a few short stretches that are dirt or grass trails. I would recommend this for all ages..

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Ange Smith
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Fishing

Nice family friendly walk with many trash cans for dog poop and whatnot. Pretty views of the lake and people enjoying the lake.

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Sheila Giacalone
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Walking

This time I went earlier than usual (6pm); the sun was still out and effective my stamina. I chose not to run today. Also soles on my shoes kill. I tried to use shokls cushion but they almost seemed ever worse! K need new sneaks like now!

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Sheila Giacalone
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Hiking

Too late at night, couldn’t see trail.

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Joel Belbin
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Hiking

The lake is pretty but this route is more of a walk around the block.

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V Wey
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Flat for whole trail. Easy walking. The lake is nice. Most of the trail is on a Major street so there is constant traffic along side where you are walking.

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Cait DaCosta
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My favorite for a sunset walk. Gets busy so plan for that ☺️☺️

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Scott Harr
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Walking

Decent walk around the lake. Mostly on sidewalk along a busy street. Plenty of parking available.

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Jay Ruzicka
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Hiking
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Erin Wilkie
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heavily travelled in early morning, but a nice flat paved course

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Kevin Perry
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Walking
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You can't get lost on this walk/jog in the town I where I went to high school. Just walk around Lake Quannapowitt. The "busy" aspect comes from the popularity of this route for locals getting their daily exercise. The "Moderate" assumes you join the joggers. Otherwise it's fairly easy. The lake is in predominantly residential surroundings, with a few commercial properties.

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Bob Catinazzo
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Linds Pick
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Hiking
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Gavin Keough
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Hiking
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Gilson Vasconcelos
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Hiking
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M Cincotta
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Walking
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Thomas Carpenter
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Hiking
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Hayley McMeniman
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Hiking
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