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

Fabulous property co-owned by the Towns of Concord, Carlisle, and Harvard University. Although the Harvard property is privately owned, it's open to the public. Good thing as the history in this place is through the roof! Head up the Spruce Trail and check out the Saw Mill ruins then continue north to see the ruins of a colonial era lime kiln and a lime quarry. All this surrounded by glacial moraines, eskers, erratics, and drumlins. It's wonderful! Oh, and did I mention, Henry Thoreau is said to have wandered through these woods too!!!

hiking
22 days ago

Grew up just down the street from here. Now living on the West Coast. Back for a visit in summer 2017. Just like I remembered it. Beautiful scenery and wildlife.
When I was very young there was an otter enclosure in the water. Glad to see that's gone.

Love this very easy trail. There’s more than just the loop around the pond. One can expand the hike up into the hills above the pond. Be sure to check out the old cabin site.

I walked around Walden Pond, last night, in the rain. It was a transcendent experience. If you have not already, please read Walden by Henry David Thoreau, before visiting this pond.

I parked at Walden pond and was able to get to Wright Forest very easily. It was nice that all of the trails were connected. The map on the app helped a lot to find the interconnected trails.

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

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

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

hiking
5 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.

walking
6 months ago

wicked coooool

Nice spot but way too crowded. Have to pay to park unless you have a DCR pass. It’s very pretty and historical but it’s like walking around on a busy street in Boston . I was here on Friday. It must be a zoo on the weekend

walking
6 months ago

The short walk by the Old Manse and over the Old North Bridge has been one of my favorites for almost as long as I can remember, going back to when my family and I lived in the area for several years when I was young. I love the historical significance, as well as the personal memories it brings back for me. Fortunately, I have returned to visit a number of times over the years.

walking
6 months ago

Living just a couple miles away in Lincoln many years ago, my family and I often took advantage of our proximity to Minute Man NHP and the many historical sites. I always enjoyed learning about the Revolutionary War while exploring this beautiful area.

Easy walk on the beach or by dirt path around the pond. Path isn't very wide at times.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy walk on mostly dirt and gravel.

hiking
8 months ago

This park has a beautiful easy trail fro running, walking or just nature sightseeing. It's never busy except for the day runners from Harvard or Boston College on the weekends. Today several of the historical homes were open to the public. Beautiful park. Dogs are allowed but please pick up after them. No trash barrels so bring back your trash home take care of our national treasures.

Not super well marked, but I had cell reception during most of it allowing us to follow our loop. My 3 year old walked the majority of the trail!

hiking
8 months ago

Fairly easy hike. Pretty quiet and peaceful. Parking is tricky, I parked at Walden Pond where there is a charge and the lot fills up very fast. Hike to the back of Walden Pond, cross the rail tracks and you will be in Wright Woods. Great hike with kids. There are many forks in the trail, as there are several short cuts and those weren't labelled very well.

horseback riding
8 months ago

My friend and I took our horses here on a weekend and we pleasantly surprised. We didn't come across too many people and there was a few places to go down to the river with our horses to get in the water. Some trails which are marked very well were too rocky for the horses to go down but there were alternative routes. There was even a side trail with some homemade jumps to spice things up a little. My horse is tall so some tree branches were a little low for me but they weren't impassable. There are two different parking areas and the one we parked at didn't leave a lot of room for the truck and trailer but we made it work. We will definitely go back.

Walden Pond is a fun little hike for all ages and abilities, I hiked this trail with my parents when I was 6 years old and I still hike it now. Hiking the loop and then changing into a swim suit and enjoying the water makes for a good day.

walking
10 months ago

I so enjoyed my historic walk, what a joy to my heart to see and experience this amazing trail.

Awesome trail, but is usually pretty busy during the summer months. Walden is truly iconic, don't forget to take a dip while you're there!

walking
11 months ago

I love this network of trails! Trails are well-marked, there are well-designed maps available online, & there are plenty of options. Very dog-friendly (be aware that people do drive on the gravel road that goes to the point), nice views along the river.

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful, low humidity, bright blue sky kind of day. Plenty of folks enjoying the day. Saw quite a few nice birds; orioles and scarlet tanagers!

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fence around the loop unless you want to walk down on the beach. Like everywhere else in MA, it costs money to park. Given the other stuff that's nearby, I wouldn't go back.

Great trail for an easy and scenic run.

walking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Great place to walk after work especially on a nice night!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Loved it!! Trails were great! Got a little lost a couple times, but that always happens the first couple times I check out a new trail! I did use my MapMyHike app and we toke a picture of the maps before heading out which helped us get back on track! All in all I loved it and will be going back!!!

mountain biking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

great ride for a Wednesday. Not crowded and nice scenery. You can ride 2 or 20 miles if you do some loops.

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