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The Park is nice, well kept. The trees are fairly dense so on a hot/humid day like today, it provides some good cover. The M-M trail cuts through the park, and there's nothing tricky whatsoever about the trail.. no climbs, just a couple areas where the inclines could be described as steep. There's some old ruins up near the north end with a fire tower that is blocked off by a fence... someone of course pulled the fence back so the tower can be accessed... not that I would ever do that; I assume it's some great views. I'd summarize this as a good place for someone not looking for anything too consistently strenuous, but provides some work. Access to the park is $5 for MA residents; $10 for non-residents. You can access the M-M Trail outside the park off 141 - there's no loop however there are a series of trails you can drift around a little and arrive back to the M-M trail and get back to your vehicle... this is worth a 30-40 minute drive to get to if you want to stretch it out a bit... enjoy!

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18 hours ago

No top of a mountain vista but nice day hike. Followed the AT from Goose Pond Rd. like it is on the map down to where the cut off to the left goes to the cabin or continue right on the AT then back. Goose pond looks like a great area, saw many on kayak and some on their boats out fishing. As mentioned, trail is not really steep but has its moments where it gradually rises in spots and of course as all mountains, watch for the roots and rocks. One thing I'd like to mention is that the red trail you see on the directions is correct even though you see a point where it seems to leave the AT (just over a mile in) and goes down the mountain on a new path. I'm guessing the AT got re-marked along the way and maps haven't caught up. I saw what appears to be the old trail at the bottom where the red line meets back up with it. Parking is just a little bit to the right of the trail head, small area but enough to probably hold 5 cars, not that many probably drive to this section. I ran into several thru hikers and a couple day hikers like myself and an AT section hiker.

It was cool to see all the bunkers but the bugs were literally out of control. I would recommend going when some bugs have died for the season...

gorgeous gardens and the tower view was awesome. you can park along the paved pathways inside the cemetery.

4 days ago

Quite steep beginning with nice views on top. I would rate as moderate.

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4 days ago

Love this trail! We started at Notch Visitor’s Center and went up to Mt Hitchcock before turning back. Lots of ups and downs, plus a tall staircase that seemingly appears out of nowhere. There are parts of the trail that seem almost enchanted. Bring plenty of water. Beautiful views.

Nice easy trail for a walk after work. Saw a few fishers on the trail so hikers keep an eye out.

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7 days ago

Did this trail 7/8/18. It is well marked and really nice. thd bluff overlook is awesome. be sure to stop in the building for a map. The woman at the desk was very helpful. I will be back.

Beautiful views. Lovely afternoon walk. Very kid friendly.

This place is beautiful and peaceful. Lots of bugs! Bring bug spray.

very quiet, great birding area

excellent trail, well maintained, great birding, ponds, bog and streams. some rare plants and old forests.

One of my favorite spots. Beautiful variation in terrain. Other people on trail but does not feel crowded.

Did a stretch of the NET Metacomet-monadnock heading north from the west cherry street entrance next to revolver range. Right off the bat while I was fumbling to set up the map on my phone a black bear was headed down the trail. He spooked and ran off! Also saw some Ravens, vultures and some type of finch that was black, red and white...all the animals pose when you don't bring your camera. 8.5 miles later I was at route 5 in east Hampton where there are many other trails including the manahan rail trail but no continuance of white blazed mm trail....and that's because of the Connecticut river! You have to either walk the main drag and over the bridge or drive...was kind of bummed that it's disjointed suddenly. But it was a good hike. I was shot so I thought it would be easier to walk the main drag back to the vehicle...not recommended...little shoulder and big trucks. Happy trails.

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21 days ago

Poorly advertised as dog friendly. The access trail to this trail is not dog friendly and therefore should not be considered or advertised to be as such.

A nice little walk, big downfall were the bugs. It must of been the time of year, but literally had to jog because the mosquitos were so bad. End the walk quicker because they were so bad. But good parking lot and easier trail

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21 days ago

This place is great and well maintained!

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22 days ago

Took this loop but explored off the trail in several places. Lovely light hike - saw very few people -3 runners, surprising for a beautiful Saturday. The Concord River is lovely- can swim at the bay about midway through the loop.

I have been here several times, yet this is the first time with the new baby, so I'm carrying 'almost 2 months' on my front, and 'almost 22 months on my back' (it's always a good stretch on a couple of the hills) and I was really pleased that in a wooded area with water, there were very, very few bugs. Huge Plus For Me! Pleasant trail, as always.

Awesome view on the ledges. Don’t forget to stop at the memorial for a B 17 flight crew and service members that perished in a crash in 1946

The boardwalk was blocked off I couldn’t go on the path... pretty place for a sunset tho
And no dogs? :(

What a peaceful, beautiful place to take a walk. Really enjoy it and will most definitely go again.

Easy hike through the trails adjoining this section in the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center. The late afternoon had us swatting at the mosquitos, but offered more chipmunk sightings than we could count, a few robins, a couple of butterflies, and an AMAZING encounter with a red tailed hawk hunting among the old stone walls near the southern end of the Enchanted Forest trail.

Nice place for a walk and not too many bugs and cool to walk in between bodies of water.

29 days ago

Gentle gradient down to pond and back up - some tricky footing areas (roots) but well-maintained pleasant hike, ending at water that's great to play in and picnic next to (Upper Goose Pond).

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail that takes you through beach, marsh, and forest. Go at low tide if you’d like a smoother walk along the beach. Our GPS clicked this at 6.1 miles, not 4.7, but we parked on the road rather than the trailhead lot.

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1 month ago

Great for easy family hike, lots of trails, lots of wildlife.

Stunning and peaceful.

Totally accessible by chair. Good for running and walking. Very well kept trail-- forest feels almost tropical and completely enclosed. Bring your binoculars for birdwatching and your camera to remember the cute turtles in the swamps!

A great walk through the swamp. Water and restrooms available at the trailhead. Bring bug dope.

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