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

Bring bird seed to feed the birds. we saw many people hand feeding the birds. Great place for families. All kids should check out the Rockery Loop. Picnic tables for lunch.

This is one of those spots I would gladly head to over and over again with kids of any age! Equally great for adults who love hiking with plenty of loop options and interesting waypoints (my favorite were the pond loop and observation tower).

I would agree with other reviews that while you need have a little bit of patience, if you have sunflower seeds the chickadees will be eating right out of your hand… we also spotted loads of turtles, and a faun as well as other local wildlife! I was hiking with kids aged 6, 8, and 14. We got about 2.2 miles in and spent about an hour and a half hiking. Bring bug spray and be tick-savvy.... we had to pull a couple despite being careful.

Everybody loved this hike! We’ll be back for sure!

This place is beautiful and peaceful. Lots of bugs! Bring bug spray.

hiking
1 month ago

This place is great and well maintained!

Stunning and peaceful.

Hot spot for birding

Best trail ever if you’ve never held a wild bird before?! You can bring or buy sunflower seeds and chickadees will land on your hands as long as you’re still. Greatest experience ever will definitely be going back! Trail itself was really nice and was very beautiful but the bird are the best part great trail for kids/family’s!!

Nice easy but diverse trails

I have a walking group and this is one of my favorite places to walk. The views are beautiful, but I think the serene feeling that you get when you are there makes it even more beautiful. My first visit I saw 16 deer, a blue gray heron, a family of turtles and of course the chickidies that ate from my hands topped it off. Then there is the cave and the climbing tower. All seasons are great walks there but late October the trails are filled with autumn colors. I am thrilled that we found this place.

Been going here since I was a kid. Now I bring my kids. Fantastic educational programming as well. Being a small bag of bird seed. The chickadees are super friendly. The restrooms are much appreciated for families and don't forget to bring cash or a check book to pay admission.

Great little hike with our toddler.

Really cool, a lot of character for one hike. Decent length.

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Lush and varied foliage and frequent wild animal sightings: beaver, muskrat, turtles, frogs, deer, ducks, geese, songbirds, etc.

we love all the wildlife we get to see here. plant variety is beautiful too! Trail is easy but so fun.

Very cool spot. Nice walkways over water with beautiful views as well as wooded trails. Saw 3 deer (1 baby), a fox, a snake, butterflies and more. Dogs not allowed. Didn't realize this and the groundskeeper let us bring our dog in as long as we picked up after it. Great experience.

walking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Very peaceful walk and lots of wildlife to see. Beautiful lily pads and ponds all over. The end of Averills island loop had some broken boardwalk that sunk into the mud. I had to walk on fallen branches to make it through. Most of the waterfowl pond trail was under water. Just beware of those spots.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Well-maintained trails, beautiful scenery, quiet, peaceful, with lots of birds and other wildlife (including ticks--bring repellent!).

birding
Thursday, June 22, 2017

A wonderful trail system with up-close bird encounters, man made rock formations, wooden bridges, and plenty of wildlife. Spotted red squirrels, nuthatches, blue jays, herons, and a flock of cedar waxwings on the mulberry tree, just to name a few.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

One of my favorite places. the trails on this section can flood and be narrow but nothing too difficult. If you want nature, it's here.

Lots of trails to choose from, several dogs and runners. Also a horse destination with new and old jumps set up.

walking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Beautiful trails, my boyfriend and i were given bird seed by a little girl and her family, i had never fed birds out of my hand before, but you just sit on the boardwalk path seeds in your hand outstreched and those birds come right to you...amazing experience!!

Peaceful and wonderful place to view wildlife and a variety of landscapes

Great trail to take the kids for a walk and to see all kinds of wildlife!

Great trail, went on a drizzly day and it was worth getting our socks wet

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

So many different trails to hike its hard to decide where to go. I like the healthy heart trail, I have hiked in and out and all around the whole park. Beautiful scenic landscapes, bird watching, deep forest paths. Occasionally see a passing horse on the trails

birding
Monday, April 25, 2016

Awesome. Easy hikes through swamps and woodland. Lots of birds and turtles to see...bring your camera. No pets allowed, so no problems with off-lead dogs. Can get crowded on nice days.

beautiful, well manicured, abundant wildlife... A favorite of my wife and. Highly recommended.

walking
Monday, March 28, 2016

Nice, easy stroll through the woods and some fields. Lots of people walking dogs and horseback riding. Not very challenging.

walking
Sunday, November 08, 2015

peaceful friendly people

went canoeing for the day down the river and it was gorgeous!

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