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Moose Hill, Bay Circuit, Turkey, Bluff and Billings Loop

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Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Moose Hill, Bay Circuit, Turkey, Bluff and Billings Loop is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sharon, Massachusetts that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

No dogs

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Trails are now open but restrooms are still closed due to COVID 19 concerns. There is a fee to use the trails.

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Reviews (259)
Photos (133)
Recordings (269)
Completed (430)
Nicole Cameron
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Hiking

kid friendly trails with wide paths. varying types of terrain for beautiful views. trail markings are not as good as I remember from a few years ago, many were faded. This area is managed by the Trustees and Mass Audubon and parks intersect so you need to pay attention.

Amber Ceballos
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HikingBugsRocky

This recording is actually a mixture or a lot of turns on and off of different trails- not just the Moose Hill Trail so paying attention is key if you want the specific distance. Rocky and a little overgrown in areas but overall very beautiful. Peaceful and quiet. Nice walk and the the viewpoint is nice too. Nothing special or amazing, but a nice path close to home.

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Kelly Reed
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Hiking

Really beautiful walk through a variety of landscapes (e.g. scenic overlooks, meadows, wetlands). Trails were well marked and maintained.

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Nikky Messier
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HikingClosed

Closed due to outbreak

Dan M.
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HikingRocky
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Jodi Rubin
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Hiking

Started on Billings Farm and ended up on Old Pasture, about a 2.5 mile loop. A few trees blocked the trails but easy enough to climb over. Since it’s a wildlife sanctuary, no animals allowed.

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Bruce Martin
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HikingClosed
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Thomas P.
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Hiking

Just a great trail to explore. Great bluff views. Many other off shoot trails as well.

Andrew Rogers
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Sarah Rogers
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Hiking

Lots of ups and downs. Okay views. Good hike for the area.

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Jeff Walling
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HikingRocky

Yes this was a pleasant hike down wooded paths. Plenty of roots and rocks along the way, so keep your eyes peeled. Some nice overlooks and picture spots. Interesting note: this trail is connected to the Audubon preserve, the first one in our nations history. Or at least, that’s what the lady at the Auduban Society house told us :-) FYI if you go to the house first, they’ll ask you for four dollars to do the hike if you are not an Auduban Society member.

Mike D
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HikingBugs

Nice trail with cool views along the way. One of the bridges was closed but I went under the rope - it was dry - assuming they never reopened it yet after all the rain we had

Craig Nardi
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Jen P
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HikingBugsMuddyRocky

Another family hike here, but we tried another trail. It was fantastic although still slightly muddy. We hiked to Bluff Overlook, and it was worth it. The view was fantastic! The trail was a bit rocky and bumpy, but even the little ones were able to handle it. A great place!

Alicia Hartman
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I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS TRAIL UNTIL SEVERAL DAYS AFTER A RAIN. I don’t typically mind puddles and mud on a hike, so I came this afternoon just after a rain that ended early this morning. There was some mud and water that I was able to go through/around while keeping to the recorded route, but I reached an area that had major flooding (more than ankle deep) and no good way around and so decided to take a significant detour rather than turning back. Unfortunately, the map in AllTrails is not reliable if you veer off of the recorded path. The entrance to Forest Trail was nonexistent, so I had to trek through straight forest for a bit to find my way back to the trail. If I had something to clear brush, I wouldn’t have minded so much, but I didn’t so it was slow going. Other than that, it was enjoyable. I won’t be back so soon after a rain, though.

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Alicia Hartman
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HikingBridge out

I really enjoyed this trail. Pretty views, one or two climbs (nothing too strenuous), and has something for everyone. Only reason it’s not 5 stars is because the bridge was out. I can’t wait to come back and see it when it isn’t flooded and everything is in bloom. It’s going to be gorgeous!

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Jen P
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HikingMuddy

I spent two hours hiking the trails here with my husband and three young children (4, 4, 7). It was peaceful and a ton of fun. The trails were still a bit muddy and not always clearly marked, but we would definitely go back to check out the trail we wanted to do, but couldn't find. (We must have taken a wrong turn due to unclear signs) ultimately, it didn't matter. The trails were great and provided lots of exercise. Hills, rocks, mud, and trees down. A beautiful place!

Leigh A.
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Hiking

Beautiful trails, well- maintained, great views and hiking. However, the map the Audubon Society provides is backwards! It does not match with any other map of the area and is very confusing.

Bill Scher
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Rick Nelson
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Sap season in mid February certainly added to the pleasure as did a big breakfast at The Farmer's Daughter. The bat house and dozens of buckets on old sugar maples was great (though many were overflowing) and the beautiful walk through well marked trails was delightful. We saw a big Pileated woodpecker too!

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