Explore the most popular Bird Watching 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Quick easy workout.

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Nice trails, wasn't busy on a weekday but probably it is on weekends. Bugs were not an issue until around sunset.

hiking
1 day ago

Absolutely stunning and an easy walk.

Great place for a walk for in the woods. GPS is a must to stay on course as some of the areas are not well marked. Some muddy spots, some narrow paths, lots of bugs. I saw deers but no people.

hiking
bugs
muddy
2 days ago

Nice wide paths which is good. Was pretty buggy so definitely need spray. Not much for views. Lots of boardwalks they were pretty slippery though so be careful if they aren’t completely dry.

Tried some new loops for my trail run with great success! Went later in the day for cooler temps, but had to have a generous portion of bug spray for the run.

hiking
2 days ago

Lovely trail but if you do not enjoy constant truck noise (from nearby Rte 128) I would walk elsewhere.

Took the blue trail and it was great except it’s not a loop. It was a very pleasant stroll around the lake. A little buggy.

mountain biking
bugs
2 days ago

First right off trail head then second left at first fork, 4th bridge has a bees nest that doesn't like riders. was stung today. just be wary.

hiking
2 days ago

This trail is a really nice walk but definitely not moderate. It’s very flat. Almost no elevation at all. I come here a lot because you walk along a river and my dog loves to walk around in it. There’s also a nice pond with ducks, fish, and covered bridge. Great walk but definitely easy and I’m not an avid hiker

DONT COME HERE UNLESS YOURE A CAMBRIDGE RESIDENT - there is no parking anywhere for people who arent residents. I wouldnt call this a dog friendly trail. The "trail" around the pond is completely paved (super hot in the summer for paws), and is not suitable for off leash as some people have commented - there are signs everywhere forbidding it, and there are so many bikers on the trail I wouldnt risk it. The actual fresh pond is a water reserve and completely fenced off. halfway through the trail there is a baby pond adjacent to the golf course you will see, and they left a tiny access for dogs to jump in -granted if you are a cambridge resident only. I wouldn't recommend this trail unless you want super easy, paved, no-view, bug ridden walking.

hiking
bugs
muddy
2 days ago

hiking
over grown
2 days ago

trail

This is a fairly easy trail with only a few small sections I would consider moderate. We walked this trail on a hot humid day (without bug spray). The bugs were not brutal, but there were enough to be a distraction. Most of the trail was shaded which kept it a little cooler and there was a nice breeze when we walked along the water trail. Two things to keep in mind: 1. We did not see a sign from the road. The entrance to the trail is located behind the town office building. Once you enter the parking lot, you will see the sign straight back. 2. There are many trails, and they are not clearly marked. They are also not all listed on the map. We took quite a few wrong turns, but were easily able to get back in track. Using a map in our phone REALLY helped us not to go in circles.

Horse flies were bad today but it was beautiful as usual at the Quabbin!

Too much dog poop. I stepped in it twice within the first 10 mins of being there. Not sure if dogs were allowed off leash but they were every where. Always fun to have a random dog, no owner in sight, run up and sniff you while you're crouched down taking photos.

hiking
bugs
2 days ago

Nice, popular short walk to watch a sunset with free parking. Nice boardwalk over a marshy area. We went on a warm July evening and it was BUGGY. Sea flies? Not sure but they bit. We were 2 of probably 80-100 there to see the sunset. Dogs on leashes. People were jumping in the water (high tide only!) at the end of the boardwalk. Worth checking out if you’re in the area.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
2 days ago

Went for a trail run today. Most of the run was in the shade which was great. It was a very well maintained trail.

The goal was to try some of the lesser traveled trails. I've come to trails divergent...and often take the path more traveled. This strategy was the bees knees! So many wonderful, peaceful trails to be found. I even bumped into a fuzzy-antlered buck and his doe mate (near Boyce). Buck Hill is still one of my all-time favorites, love it. The Hillside Trail return was cool too. Enjoy!

Although opinions about this hike's difficulty vary, it should not be rated as "easy", which is the current rating. Indeed, any review of this hike owes it to members to comment on the elevated risk of severe injury that this hike presents. It should be rated as no easier than moderate. At the beginning of the breakwater, over which hikers traverse to get to Long Point, there is a warning posted by the National Park Service. It explains that the junctions between the huge granite boulders that form the jetty are not evenly placed in distance from one another, nor on the same plane. Going from one to the next, I stumbled more than once. There is a not insignificant risk that a bad stumble could result in a fall, causing a bad scrape, a broken bone, or worse. The views are spectacular, as a number of commenters have said, but if traverse the breakwater looking at the view, you substantially increase your risk of a serious fall. This is not a hike for people who are weak or out of condition.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Trails get very narrow at times. Lots of poison ivy, especially by the ponds. Good.

no vista...up and over...mt everett. Beautiful scrub pine everywhere at top.

Love the woods on the midsection of this trail: tall, stately pines with very little under story. Dog friendly - leashes required at stream-crossings.

Fun trail with a small but fun incline for a good view. You also walk past a frog pond.

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