Explore the most popular Cross Country Skiing 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
closed
private property
6 days ago

My first time there on a prestorm wintry day and it was nice that it’s not that many people. The beginning of the trail was a bit narrow. The noise was high because someone’s property was having there leaves blown away and it was so noisy. I couldn’t hear myself think or hear some birds around. The entry trail was also full of homes and it didn’t have the ambience I was looking for. The loop was out as well so I didn’t get to see the entire trail.

This was an enjoyable trail with a group of 6 with easy elevation gain. Took about an hour and 45 minutes going at a leisurely pace. Some mud and ice on parts of the trail but the trail is well maintained and we had no issues. Recommend for an easy hike.

hiking
scramble
8 days ago

Great trails. Nice view of the water, the dogs will love it too. Big open fields too and there is a no leash section so the pups can run around freely

hiking
14 days ago

Not the most scenic trail, but it’s nice along the river. It’s mostly flat until you make the turn to go to the overlook, which isn’t too steep.

Absolutely gorgeous hike, just was way way too many people with aggressive dogs off lease. Also, we had to leave early because there was a hunt planned with 50 dogs running through the area.

Loved this trail! So many different things to keep it interesting. Obviously the fun boulders but also the train tracks, the reservoir. My dog loved it. While we got caught in the rain for half of it, it was still a lot of fun. Highly recommend.

hiking
icy
16 days ago

on Bay Circuit Loop

hiking
off trail
over grown
private property
22 days ago

Hard to really call this a loop trail. The old carriage path that goes alongside the lake is lovely. But after that, you're on your own. It dumps you out into a neighborhood of beautiful homes but you're walking in the street and then on a sidewalk for a good distance. Then, at a random spot with no trailhead, you take a left and try to navigate your own path through the woods. We used GPS and still couldn't stay on path. Would not recommend at all. We were grateful to find our way out to the main road and walk back on that - but it's a dangerous winding road with blind curves not fit for walking. Stick to an out and back hike along the lake and skip trying to turn this into a loop.

hiking
blowdown
23 days ago

there was a lot of blow down, some of which was either difficult or impossible to get around. Other than that, nice hike

mountain biking
blowdown
rocky
27 days ago

walking
icy
snow
29 days ago

Cold morning on the trail, a dusting of snow with a Beautiful view up on the mountains ! God Is So Good! I walked 4.4 Miles, forgot to record when I started! Invigorating Walk.....

Great hike at a relaxed pace, took about 75 minutes! Lost the trail a couple times, but that led to a great lookout. Definitely recommend.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

Great trail, a little hard to follow in some parts so be ready to look at your phone a lot. Also, the app sends you the last part along a busy road with no sidewalk, very very unsafe. I ended up doing it crossing back and forth where there was some shoulder I could walk. I’d recommend the last loop around the pond just close it and go back along the way you came.

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