Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Petersham with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 months ago

Great path, easy walk, great scenery.

Hiked the 2 peaks and along the river. It was a total of 6.25 miles. A lot of nice and varied scenery along the way. The yellow loop is steep in spots.

5 months ago

no dogs allowed I just drove all the way here to find out

on Dana Commons

hiking
10 months ago

cool to see old Dana commons! Very beautiful, also very flat. Pavement is hard on your legs. I'd suggest biking.

mountain biking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

can also reach fishing gate in Hardwick by going straight through Dana common,also allowed to ride bicycles at this gate.going farther through the common area couple of miles on left down another trail is the remains of a starfire f90 jet crash from back in the fifties.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

We found it beautiful, interesting and enjoyable

Saturday, April 16, 2016

great

hiking
Saturday, August 01, 2015

Great hike. Very well maintained trails. Beautiful day. Left from gate 40 to Dana center. Then continued to the right out of the center to the waters edge. About 7 miles round trip.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

There are multiple trails to explore off of Gate 40 and Dana Center. The old road is well maintained. The Dana Common is amazing.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's about 1.8 miles from gate 40 to the former town of Dana. DCR maintains the area fairly well.
There are many trails off the town center to explore. An amazing part of Quabbin history.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Like the trail itself. Did not like how it had very little markings and some of the trail was overgrown and we didn't know which was to go. People could panic very easily.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

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Friday, July 10, 2015