Explore the most popular lake 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
19 hours ago

Can get somewhat busy on a nice day, but very nice and easy trail for a shorter day walk. There’s a mailbox on the top with a notebook and I always liked that little touch.

Great for dogs!

hiking
3 days ago

On a sunny day this loop around the reservoir is unmatched. You follow a gravel road, so it’s tick free and easy walking. Moderate use in the summer not much in the winter. It’s gentle up-and-down. I wish there were more trails like it. One of my very favorites. in terrain, beauty and length.

always something to see. beautiful.

hiking
4 days ago

beautiful fields and woods to walk through. Really loved it.

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.

hiking
7 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.

Beautiful

hiking
9 days ago

Nice trek, even in winter. Some ice but plenty of rocks and roots to keep traction. The Pine Hill Trail up was great and is a work of art!! Wish I had some skis for the way down.

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.

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

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

amazing scenic view when you make it to the top

Nice range of inclines. Roller coaster hills make it “uphill both ways”. You can make this trail a really rigorous hike or at a slow pace still gives a good legs (and heart) workout. Nice range of pine and deciduous, and vistas. Now if they could just relocate Logan airport (flight noise) and Rte 128 it would be perfect.

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

hiking
12 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

walking
12 days ago

Beautiful even during winter!

hiking
12 days ago

Use it for training for summit ridge hiking. Too many dogs and cyclists, though.

hiking
14 days ago

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.

14 days ago

great hike in early winter

16 days ago

Decent afternoon walk in early January. Fewer ticks in winter

Nice little trail around a lake with different scenes to offer...moderate and good trail for kids...the playground is a plus for families :)

nice long flat easy walking very Scenic especially once you start getting close to Dana Center with the foundations the Commons and the photos of what was once... if you travel to the water which is 2 more miles to make it four miles or so to the water be sure to go out 40 - 5 and look for the crashed fighter plane... Indians kitchen..

My favorite local trails and my dogs too.

Needs better trail markings but it is beautiful and has more challenge than most trails around the area. We loved it.

Very pretty trail around a beautiful pond. The trail is narrow and has many exposed roots so you need to pay attention to footing. Some of the best fishing in the area. The main loop around the pond is not 5 miles, it is about 1.2. A favorite.

walking
18 days ago

This is a great trail for dogs and short walks. It's half paved and half not, with a nice view of the water. My only complaint is that a small portion of the trail is always muddy and hard to get past where cars have worn in deep tire marks. If it's rained recently, I usually turn around after the sandy area ends and go back instead of making the loop.

trail running
18 days ago

Rugged challenging traverse, akin to some trails you might find in the Whites

Used to be a great place...Now it's gone to the Dogs and their owners who not only leave blue bags of Dog Shit all around the woods , in the pond , in Trees hanging from branches...But there own trash !!! its a total shame...It used to be a great place....

Hour long hike at mid-Cape near rail trail. Good water scenery. Easy for smaller children. Pine needles and sandy surface.

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