Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

5 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!

Nice little trail. Good walk around the loop

Fun easy walking trails. Bring waterproof boots if you go anywhere up a week after a rainstorm

I did this trail twice today. Once with my toddler then later with my whole family. We enjoyed it both times. Easy to follow with forks in the road for different choices. The kids loves the bridges and the water. We saw plenty of birds and ducks in the am but only ducks in pm. Great trail for the whole family especially with Kids.

Went for a trail run here today, what a terrific property. Plenty of parking and plenty of space for hiking and trail running. Even nice for a picnic as I noticed a bunch of tables up by the house.

DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED. I read this app that states dogs are allowed on leash. They are not even allowed on the property, in the car.
Was unable to get past the gate. I would not trust that dogs are allowed on many of trails listed on this app.

25 days ago

Beautifully maintained trails with varied terrain. Forest and open fields, great views to the west.

biked/ hiked mostly hiked while dragging bike when off trail

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

There's much more than 3.7 miles of trails here (I regularly do 4.5-8 mile loops here) AND you can connect with other nearby trail systems. Great place for short or long easy hikes/walks, bird watching, bike rides, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hunting, fishing, and looking for tracks. Most trails are either flat dirt trails, partially paved old roads, or you can just walk the sidewalk if you have strollers or unsteady-when-standing individuals with you.

ARNWR was once a part of Fort Devens/Maynard ordinance depot and the historic ammo bunkers are still standing. The visitor center is open from 10a-4pm on weekends and is a great place to check out (especially with kids)!

Fair warnings:
This is a great find for locals & new hikers/outdoor enthusiasts BUT if you're looking for a physical challenge, you won't find it here.

The refuge boasts a large wetland and while this is ideal for wildlife viewing, during the summer it can get VERY buggy on the trails.

Dogs are not allowed on the refuge.

loved it. Bet it's beautiful in the summer.

1 month ago

nice stroll, boats and several small art stands.

1 month ago

no dogs allowed I just drove all the way here to find out

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

Exactly as the descriptor for 2 stars says: “Meh. Nothing to write home about.” But we went on this hike a few days before Christmas. Wasn’t very pretty and I honestly didn’t find the views all too impressive; the trail is lined with radio and cell towers, and there is graffiti all over the rocks. The descent was precarious as it was littered with downed leaves, ice, mud, and loose rocks, but we made it. The starting climb from 141 was definitely a decent little workout, though. The rock scrambles were fun.

Beautiful birding, boardwalk, mill pond has many falls, Charles river loop extension is a must.

We loved this, great visitor center (where we starred)!beautiful lake, interesting military structures, we extended our walk and went to the river and loved what we saw- the rail trail, pretty bridge over the river and some side marshes. The last half of the walk was nondescript but wrapped up a great 3 hour walk

The sign there says no running, but it was a pretty little jog, albeit flat.

trail running
3 months ago

Flat; wonderful dirt trail through the woods; in the middle is a loop around a pond that’s beautiful, so on the out-and-back, you get to go around it twice. A few other runners out there; also some walkers, a few moms with strollers, a few dog walkers (though not on pond section of trail), bird watchers. Indoor bathroom at midpoint was great.

Absolutely beautiful reservoir. Several trails that lead to the water. Very peaceful!

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.

Nice trail. Recently opened a new section that takes you out to Ipswich Bluffs.

This is really underrated in quality as well as difficulty. I expected a relatively easy day and thought it was a flatter ridge once on top but it has a ton of steep ups and downs - made very challenging with rocks and a ton of leaves (this time of year) making it slippery and technical. Quite a challenge and some great views at intermittent points. Lot of fun. Knees and ankles will be suffering tomorrow.

A very pleasant and easy-moderate trail through the woods and along the ocean shores. Nice annotations provided in a brochure/PDF.

Nice walk. Parking available just about anywhere. Plenty of hills.

Game warden ran my plates and stopped me because I had a dog in the car. Actually said that “because I saw you pull and and out with a dog in the car”

To be honest trails are flat and fairly boring . The main trail is paved . I think would be a better biking trail than hiking trail . Several old ammo bunkers on trails . Putter Pond is nice but mainly uninteresting.

Hike this trail yearly especially in Fall. Love the ever changing VIEWS along the way...

A beautiful nature reserve with well marked trails and many water bodies populated with fowl. A great place for birdwatching and hiking.

It’s best to do this hike from the opposite end of the loop rather than the way it’s described. Drive into the state park rather than parking your car route 141. That way the views get gradually better and better as you go along.

It’s definitely one of the best hikes in the Amherst area. Great views to the west. The volcanic rock is really interesting breaking off into geometric bits. The only downsides are the radio towers at the summit and the graffiti on some of the rocks.

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