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Wenakeening Woods and Idylbrook Loop

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Wenakeening Woods

Wenakeening Woods and Idylbrook Loop is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Holliston, 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.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 127 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

Rails trails

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Park on Cross Street in Holliston, near the rail trail. Start off south and go around the Old Bog area working your way further south to the Idylbrook Conservation Land area. Continue around the fields, take in the beaver dam and birds, then head north back up to Wenakeening Woods. Take a victory lap around the baseball field then back into the woods for the final leg back to the starting point and your car. Be on the lookout for deer!

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Stephanie Spodek
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Sif Ferranti
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Hiking

Nice trail. Lots of different environments. Well marked.

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Nancy Shaw
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Hiking

Easy to get in and out of the trails from the rail trail, yet feels close to nature with hawks, many birds, singing frogs, pines and an occasional flowering tree. Some cyclists and day-hikers but not too crowded to enjoy a quiet walk. Trails are well marked.

Anthony Cantalupo
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Hiking

Saw more bikers than hikers. A sign stated all dogs must be leashed, but saw both on and off. Well marked trails, right off the rail trail.

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Matt Creedon
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Hiking

beautiful world we live in

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Matt Creedon
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Hiking

awesome

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Sharon Pigeon
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Pretty much a local parcel of land for the locals to walk dogs or ride bikes. Few highlights, one cute pond surrounded by swamp would likely be nice birding. We are always looking for the next favorite hike so venturing to new places is always worth a try for us. Won’t go back, not worth going out of your way for especially in an area rich with beautiful and interesting hikes elsewhere. There are better areas to park for this hike as well

Drew Wagner
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Running

Some of the offshoot trails are a little overgrown, but for the time of year not too badly. Trail is in good shape for running, only a few low roots and rocks. But overall great diversion off the rail trail with miles of quiet trails and fields

Tom Donnelly
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Mountain bikingWashed out

Great place! Bit narrow at times. Better riding than walking especially since rail trail is minutes away. Not too challenging for beginner. Fun time...

Jon Carlson
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Hiking

Easy trail to see if you like mountain biking.

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Hannah Steinhoff
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Walking

Good trails and very quiet. Great for taking out the dogs and tiring them out

Bob Simek
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Running

A very pleasant property. You can combine a trail run or hike with some time on the Upper Charles rail trail. The rail trail was busy with soccer Mom's walking their dogs and gabbing away. I went south and just worked my way down to the Idylbrook property and playing fields. There are some wetlands, water fowl, and beaver dams to see on the way. Very nice overall. Then I continued clockwise back up to the Wenakeening Woods and some playing fields there. I did start my GPS in the woods so be aware of that. A nice trek for sure! Enjoy.

Justin Lessard
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pete perkins
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Joe Elmadrilista
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Nancy Shrier
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Diane Ghera
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Kristen R.
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Eric Zago
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Justin Lessard
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Thomas Harmon
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Meg Kiley Murray
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Laila Gudrā
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Kathie Obrien
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Justin Lessard
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Raphael Leeman
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Heidi Hamburger
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Mike M.
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Diane Ghera
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Mike M.
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