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Another great trail run thru here on a really nice spring day (yea, May Day!). Parked way down on the promontory overlooking the Great Charles River! Sweet!

trail running
7 months ago

This is one of my favorite properties. Parked in the Noon Hill parking area and headed over the dam and around Holt pond to the cut-thru. Crossed Causeway Street and headed straight down to the Charles River (awesome horseshoe bend at this location). The light and views were terrific this morning! Continued clockwise out of the pine forest and thru the maple forest then to the candy cane forest to another river viewing spot. Several options on the return. So sweet!

A real treat! Started south on the Bay Circuit Trail then took in the Charles River at the horseshoe. Crossed Main Street next and visited with all those restful souls in the historic Medfield State Hospital Cemetery. Continued north to the Bill Martin Field but no airplanes were being flown today. Returned via the colonial era hay fields that surround the area. Very nice area!

It’s a tarred road, it not a walk in the woods

trail running
7 months ago

Plenty of parking at the Wheelock School. Started down paved road to right of soccer fields. Worked my way over to the town water well then turned back, no Mine Brook crossing in that area. Continued to south side of property thwarted initially by a NY-New Haven train coming down tracks. Crossed tracks then took in most of the trails, including the Bay Circuit trails, offered including the "rabbit ears" single track off-shoot trails. Nice, flat with some small hills property with open fields, GREAT for dog walking!

liked it. would eliminate the small loop at end. Not the best marked in that part. Add loop around Holt pond instead.

trail running
10 months ago

A great trail run today in Shattuck. Parked in the shared area then went straight down to the river. What a great day! Continued down the trail that is shared with the Bay Circuit Trail. Discovered a new way further north to an old road that once crossed the Charles. The road was a bit overgrown but the views were worth it. Looks like you could drop a canoe in there or, more conveniently, on the other side of the river. I continued back through the woods to the park area. A wonderful trek!

Had a great run today. Parked out in the field near the entrance as some construction is going on currently at the Hospital property. Ran down the trail leading to the Charles River then around and up to the Dover-Sherborn wilderness X/C track. Came around the east side of the Medfield State Hospital property and passed the water tower on my way down to the soccer fields. Kind of wet and mucky today but, as usual, a great trail run.

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trail running
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trail running
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