Best kid friendly trails in Sudbury, Massachusetts

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Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Sudbury with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of kid friendly trails in Sudbury, Massachusetts
Top trails (15)
#1 - Tippling Rock & Fords Folly
Weisblatt Conservation Land
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
For most of the trail you will be following the Bay Circuit Trail - Section 8. From parking lot follow salamander trail until BCT junction. Continue straight entering BSA reservation. Follow ridge and bear right to Tippling Rock - good views of the north of Boston on clear days. Continue on the Bay Circuit Trail - white rectangular blazes. Cross Brimstone Lane (you will see a parking lot there) and re-enter the woods. Walk northwest on this trail. At the first, and second intersections turn left. At this point you will be leaving the BCT for a trail that will conduct you to a dam. This dam is known as Ford's Folly, as it was built by Henry Ford, but it failed to hold water. After you reach the area, you can return via the same trail system, or you can decide to take a walk to the Nobscot Mountain, and return via another of the numerous trails in this area.Show more
#2 - Tippling Rock to Bay Circuit Trail
Weisblatt Conservation Land
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 43 m
#3 - Petapawg, Towhee, Harry's and Tri-Town Loop
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
The Assabet River refuge comprises over 2,333 acres of varied woodland, wetland, fields, ponds and streams, with historical and archeological sites. The Assabet River refuge comprises over 2,333 acres of varied woodland, wetland, fields, ponds and streams, with historical and archeological sites. It is divided into a 1,900-acre northern section, a 300-acre southern section, and 91 acres scattered along the Assabet River in Stow. The terrain is primarily flat but includes some prominent hills; elevations range from 170 feet near the river to 320 feet on Walnut Hill. Seventy percent of the refuge is forested with pine, oak and maple. There are over 470 acres of diverse wetland habitat including an Atlantic white cedar swamp. This jewel is connected to about 1,000 acres of other diverse protected space. The Refuge is open year round from one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. Wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities, including hiking, photography, interpretation, and environmental education, are permitted on designated trails shown on the refuge map. Note that the trail system in the refugue was reworked in spring 2007.Show more
#4 - Ford's Folly Trail
Nobscot Reservation
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 33 m
#5 - Callahan Park, Henry's Hill, and Welch Reservation Loop
Callahan State Park
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Length: 14.2 mi • Est. 6 h 43 m
A pretty good trail for a long run. There are many intersecting trails, not always well marked, so you need to pay close attention to your route on the app as you go.Show more
#6 - Garden in the Woods Trail
Garden In The Woods Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
#7 - King Phillips Woods Extended Loop
King Phillips Woods Conservation Land
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 48 m
#8 - Memorial Forest
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Sudbury Valley Trustee's Memorial Forest, makes for a lovely walk. Known as the Desert due to the prevalence of well-drained sandy soils, this conservation area provides an unusual diversity of habitats: oak-pine forest, pitch pine-scrub oak, red maple swamp, and wet meadows intersected by two streams. Straddling the border of Sudbury and Marlborough are hundreds of acres of public and private open space dedicated primarily to conservation. These lands include the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest (owned by SVT), other lands owned by GFWCM, two tracts of Marlborough State Forest, and conservation lands owned by Town of Sudbury and City of Marlborough. Wildlife:This conservation area protects habitat for several endangered species, including the box and wood turtle. It also contains several vernal pools, some of which support the endangered blue-spotted salamander. Beavers are active in this area, damming up the brooks at different points. Beaver meadows, created by flooding from their dams, attract a diversity of plant, insect, and bird species. Many bird species are commonly sighted here, including great blue heron, red shouldered hawk, ovenbird, common yellow throat, song sparrow, pine warbler, and wood thrush.Show more
#9 - Sudbury Water District Trail
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 37 m
#10 - Gray Reservation
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 29 m
This walk provides an outdoor museum of geologic features carved by the last glacier. It features a 40-foot-high ice-contact face, pitted by kettle-holes that were formed when sand and gravel settled around chunks of ice left behind by the glacier. Eskers also wind through the property alongside erratics, a drumlin, and a kame terrace. The Gray family created a pond by damming the stream that flows through the property to Hop Brook, a major tributary of the Sudbury River. Only the fireplace remains of the cabin the Grays built near the dam, once the site of skating parties and dances. Stone walls enclose their former garden on the south side of Hudson Road. For more information: https://www.svtweb.org/properties/page/gray-reservation-sudburyShow more
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