Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Beautiful water views. Perfect walking area for a dog.

Honestly, I have driven by this area my entire life and today was the first day I have actually hiked it with my dog. I did the blue trail and it was beautiful. Well maintained and walking around the pond area was beautiful even in January. Will be going back to try the white trail.

2 days ago

Awesome 5+ mile loop! I have done Weir Hill countless times and recently tried Osgood Hill so today I put them together for my Philmont Prep Hike carrying 34 lbs. Pay attention when you leave the Weir Hill trail to Osgood Hill trail. There are no trail markings. Just follow the beaten down path along the lake until you pick up the trail markers at least 1/2 mile later. There are trail improvements so you know you are in a designated trail but no markers for a while. Decent elevation plus I love the 2 chair pasture setting that overlooks Lake Cochichewick.

the little glacier waterfall give a good surprised.

Great quick hike beautiful waterfall. There was a dusting of snow there today


Really great trail. I have run a lot of trails in the area and this is one of the better ones. Combined this with Betsys Neck for a great long run.

4 days ago

Not sure where you are supposed to park, we definitely just made it up. other than that trail was nice, well marked and varying levels of elevation to keep it interesting. we had fun, walked with small dog who loved it.

Great hike with some nice views of the various lakes, ponds and forests in Massasoit.

Not much elevation change, but plenty of trails to get a great workout in.

Keep an eye out for the mountain bikers, as there were quite a few out on the trail while I was there.

4 days ago

Parking for 1 car across from trailhead (see cairn). Nice trail up east side of hill then down west side. Quite pleasant. Came around on dirt road by old windmill driven pump house with well. Returned via the main road. Property is Massachusetts state land donated by Miss Susan Minns (1926) and operated as a wildlife sanctuary. NOTE ON MISS MINNS: At the time of her death Susan was the oldest living female graduate of M I T (98Y.O.). She was one of the very first women to study there. She later donated to M I T 20,000 feet of land for the construction of a laboratory to study river flow hydraulics. She donated Little Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA to the Commonwealth, as a bird sanctuary.

Plenty of secondary trails to keep it interesting time after time.

Good hiking or biking area,connected large and small loops.

Have been here a few times. Always a great walk/hike. My dog loves it too!

mountain biking
6 days ago

awsome place

amazing scenic view when you make it to the top

Surprisingly good views from the summit. Wasn’t expecting much, but this place is actually pretty cool. I recommend.

absolutely loved this place.

7 days ago

Well, five stars because I can walk to this trail from my house. However it is also a nice mix of forest lake and field, and none of the terrain is difficult. There are also a few access points to this loop

7 days ago

Beautiful even during winter!

8 days ago

Our sanctuary C y T!
Hope everyone enjoys this beautiful place. It may not be the biggest place but there is always something to see.

love this trail. lots to see. might bump into people on horses which is nice. always fun hiking there.

very beautiful views.

8 days ago

very scenic and nice easy walk

Best memories there. I need to go Palmer's Island soon to hang out.

very nice trails. love how it leads to the beach.

Good warm up trail

trail running
9 days ago

Beautiful, serene environment for a run. Went after a pretty heavy rain so it was a bit muddy but overall a nice little Figure 8 loop, well marked and only saw 2 other people during the whole 4 miles.

*careful on the wooden crossing bridges if they’re wet...you might slip and slide like I did*

Great place for running/CC skiing, walking dogs or simply rambling. The terrain is wonderfully varied with open fields, rolling hills, tall pine woods and a very scenic ridge along the Merrimack. Epic at sunset. I wish the trails were marked; tough to navigate the 1st time.

Amazing hike up Mount Watatic, a little strenuous but a very nice view from the peak. You can even see the Boston Skyline from the top of the second peak

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