Midstate Trail: Massachusetts Turnpike to Tafts Corner

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Midstate Trail: Massachusetts Turnpike to Tafts Corner is a 9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Charlton, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
9.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
925 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

Recently explored the section from Greenville St (parking area) to Taft’s Corner (Rt9). Can’t say much about the MST part specifically as the “field section” from uphill start was quite overgrown. Found the adjacent Burncoat area, which connects in spots, more to my liking for technical trail running. Well marked and maps available. Nice loop of about 3 to 4 miles depending on your route.

7 months ago

7 months ago

Not the best for trail options but nice little pond to float in

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Not much of a "trail" as it is the side of an apple orchard, perhaps I didn't go far enough. Plenty of ticks with the long grass. We did see two deer though! So that was a plus.

hiking
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The trail doesn't have a "main parking area" or start really. You have to pick the trail up on the side of the road - look for the yellow triangles on north side road!