Explore the most popular National Parks 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.

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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.

trail running
4 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.

4 months ago

Pretty flat paved trail along the edge of the water. Parking lot has about 20 spaces. Beautiful views of the city.

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

Beautiful set of trails. Dunes trail has a moderate number of steps to a beautiful overlook. Marsh loop currently closed.

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”

I prefer to go on the week days, as it can get quite crowded most weekends. Nice view of Boston and the harbor islands. I like to take the trails that are off the main trail for a more nature feel.

Beautiful place, very quiet and peaceful

Nice views on Hull and the skyline of Boston.

Fun set of trails for a short walk, the Dune Loop has a nice view of the ocean from an observation deck. All of the trails have complete boardwalks throughout the trail, making for an easy walk. The second half of the Marsh Loop is currently closed for deteriorating boardwalks so if you are going in the near future you will not be able to visit the marsh.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Beautiful park! Trails along to a rocky coast!

Mostly walking not hiking (though you can get some in if you climb the hills—and don't miss the rocky ledge area!) but so so beautiful. I've never seen scenes so diverse in one park.

We bought tickets for the Boston Harbor Cruises Beergarden Sunday night and had an amazing time. There were only about 30 of us on the island and the sunset over the Boston skyline was gorgeous. The Perimeter trail is nice and flat and perfect for a little walk. I would recommend heading up onto the North Drumlin for the best views of the city!

8 months ago

Easy Hike but fun with great views

8 months ago

Really beautiful walk! Lots of trails so you can make it longer or shorter.

Nice little walk with beautiful views on Sunday before brunch. A south shore gem. Haven't tried yet but seems like a decent loop for beginner trail running. Lots of dogs and can be tough to park.

Good little walk with good views. Small hills but the paths are majority paved so all ages can enjoy this walk or run.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Fun trail. Sign says no bikes on Dike Trail at Great Meadows.

A relaxing, beautiful walk.

Was easy to find and was a great walking trail!

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I went there last weekend and I had a blast. being from Winthrop I've been there plenty of times but every time is a new experience.

Need some boardwalk repair. Fun and neat though

Saturday, March 25, 2017

easy but very scenic.outer edges take you by small coves.never crowded

Saturday, March 04, 2017

This is my favorite park in MA. Gorgeous in all seasons.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Monday, October 31, 2016

I am not sure how this generated a moderate listing when all the trails are gravelled and level. There are some offshoots that head out to a small point but again, nothing to be classified as moderate hiking. We saw plenty of strollers and ballet flats if that's any indication about the trails. Also, the description labelled this as "lightly trafficked". We found the exact opposite. The parking lot was rammed and people were milling about in every direction. It costs $6 per person to get in so I would give this is a miss if you're looking for an actual hike. Otherwise a nice stroll if you've got young kids.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Great walk around the bay. Lots of clean paths to walk. Many more cars in the parking lot than I ever expected. $6 a person admission fee.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dogs are not allowed on the section that goes around the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge. If you're walking with your pooch you can stay on the main path and skip that section.

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