Explore the most popular beach trails in Massachusetts with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

11 days ago

A nice little walk along the shoreline of Duxbury Beach Reservation. Snow Owls can sometimes be seen in the winter months. A very cool wooden bridge (0.4 miles long) gets you over to the beach. Enjoy!

12 days ago

Went for a 4 mike hike around the trails of Cat Rock on Hale Reservation. Only recorded the beginning 1.5 miles around the area for Cat Rock. Then I detoured straight for Noanet Pond and enjoyed the picnic bench by the water. I took the paved path down and back around the reservation. It was snowy and quiet on this off-season day. Multiple options for windy paths, or paved paths. Beautiful lake and interesting features to look at.

take the T.

1 month ago

excellent trail with self-guided info about the quarry. We walked through after a snowstorm... Beautiful.

I live this trail. It’s a little bit of an investment of time, not your usual stroll in the park (pardon the pun). The pond adds a nice magic to it all.

on Stage Fort Trail

1 month ago

Great fun for the dogs to scramble on the rocks this time of year when nobody is around.

1 month ago

Short easy walk with dogs out to the beach.

Nice, easy walk around Walden Pond, great views of the water.

on Halibut Point Trail

1 month ago

Love walking here with the pups no matter what time of year!

I hiked the Fox Run Trail and Breakhill Trail. There are many different trails. I suggest getting a map in the visitor's center first; it really gives a great overview of the park. Make sure your legs are ready to climb!

Nice hike for the whole family. You'll meander through the woods with views of the pond along the way. The trail-head was easy to find, right off the parking lot at the Park Headquarters.

Such a beautiful trail. Love the many options

trail running
1 month ago

I run this route regularly and love the ocean views. There were a few puddles along the route today that were leftover from (I'm guessing) a snowstorm that happened a few weeks ago. A lot of families will walk around this route when the weather is nice enough (e.g. today there were a lot of families and it was 45 degrees and sunny). I don't usually see wildflowers, but sometimes there are kite surfers (who can be carried maybe 20 feet up in the air) and Fort Independence is a cool place to visit too.

Nice walk around the parkway. Paved with some small hills but otherwise flat. No parking at the starting point. Will need to drive to the other side of the pond for street parking.

Nice easy trail,great for families

Can you swim in the quarry?

Both loops are nice. Brautiful views from the bluffs over the shore and from Prospect Hill.

Highly recommend a visit and hike. Also dog friendly for dog walks. Every season is different and has something to offer. Fall is my favorite, especially late September to late October. The 2nd to 3rd weeks in October on Cape Ann here usually the peak weeks for the autumn foliage display.

Great for kids and dogs, not too much traffic. Had a 4, 6, 10 and 11 year old. Challenging but not too difficult for the little ones but interesting for the older kids.

Easy to get to, beautiful trail, need the GPS to navigate.

Awesome trails for dog walking with a reward at the end . The trail is approximately 20 to 25 minutes long and end with a beautiful view of Wakeby pond. There’s a section for dogs to go in the pond.

Nice walk with the dog. Saw seals basking on the rocks. There’s an area where you can throw a frisbee with friends. I have been there 4 times.

Incredibly beautiful, great views,must go

3 months ago

Pretty flat paved trail along the edge of the water. Parking lot has about 20 spaces. Beautiful views of the city.

trail and beach both make a great walk. easier to rest and enjoy the view on beach, perfect for a snack. very clean and popular but not busy when i visted on a beautiful early winter saturday. folks on kayaks and fisherman looked like they were having the most fun.

on Fairhaven Trail Loop

3 months ago

Just and FYI... since we Didn’t actually get to walk the trail. We were here with our dogs. The trail head/ parking begins at the Walden Pond boat launch. Dogs are not permitted on the portion of Trail from the boat launch parking along the south edge of Walden Pond.

Started at Dearth Hill Rd parking area and headed west down the Gorge Trail which is very overgrown with no views of the gorge. Continued on Dean Pond Rd to Dean Pond dam (passed a big coyote eating a deer). Plenty of broken trees as this area is in the "tornado alley". Bushwacked up to the top of Dean Mtn then continued around the Pond. Returned to parking area via loop trail. Pretty nice, the best area is around the Dean Pond (you can park down there too and save the extra few miles if you want).

Nice easy hike with Great Lake views. Went in the summer and got chased off by mosquitos. Late fall hike was perfect.

Great hike, perfect for an hour outside

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