Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mattapoisett, 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.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
32 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

sea kayaking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

beach

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

rocky

A small (209 acre) state property that's ideal for short, easy hikes. The area includes fields, framhouse ruins, saltmarshes, forest trails, and even rocky beach. Short, easy trails branch off the main gravel path.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Great easy walk. The main trail is nice and mowed. Some of the side trails are still rugged and overgrown. People do not pick up after thier dogs. Besides that, we will do it again. I had my 2 girls with me ages 16 snd 11.

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

walking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Nice hike. A bit overgrown in parts, but not too bad. We collected shells by the water. Do not go by the driving directions on here though. Go to the DCR website.

Monday, October 05, 2015

birding
Friday, July 03, 2015

Not a whole lot going on on the trails. Very flat. Would be great for cross country running though. There is a beautiful path that leads to the bay. My dog loves to play on the rocky beach!

nature trips
Monday, January 12, 2015

The reservation is somewhat short. The traffic was light, however most everyone we saw on the trails had dogs. There was snow on the ground and the shoreline was frozen which was perfect for some great winter shots! Not a trail I would frequent often but still a nice easy walk.

hiking
Monday, September 01, 2014

There's a few nice level trails, one goes through a meadow and my favorite leads to the bay. It's about a mile from the lot to the bay. The dog and kids like to go into the water but it's a bit of a rocky shore. I intend to go clam digging there one of these days if I can find a sandier bit of shore. Most of the dog owners are responsible but there are a few, like in most places that just don't care if you're 2 year old might step in their dog's crap.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

birding
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Several trails to follow. The Meadow trail was very populated with a variety of birds. Great for families, dogs allowed but not always picked up after. Easy, relaxing trails for any level hiker/walker. Trails were well marked.

walking
Monday, September 05, 2011

A nice, very quiet spot for walking/light hiking.