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It was awesome. It was really fun and we re ommend it. It was our second hiking trip. Nice and easy trails.

As a walking trail pretty good some uphill bits but nothing you can’t handle. The waterfall is actually a nice sight though it is more of a stream than a typical waterfall of your imagination. All in all good place for a quick walk in the woods.

It was great, very nice little brook with a BIG meadow.
Also it is very easy. Great place to come with kids and the whole family. Very close to the city too.

Beautiful hike. I was amazed when I saw the falls. Had no idea such beauty existed so close to the Worcester.

Good trail options for any time of year. The loop is nice, with plenty of wildlife sightings- the kids spotted frogs, birds, snakes, and signs of foxes and skunks. Good information along the trail about the types of animals found in that habitat which gave the kids something to look out for besides rocks and trees. Can be a short hike around the frog pond or a longer one through enchanted forest and the meadow. Good for a day hike nearby.

Overcrowded urban park with polluted “pond” and junkies on every corner. Sirens wailing, kids screaming.

Nice wooded walk right in the city. Added the outer loop toward Boynton Park to add more length and elevation. Scenic, but streams and falls are all dry in the middle of this hot summer.

Easy hike through the trails adjoining this section in the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center. The late afternoon had us swatting at the mosquitos, but offered more chipmunk sightings than we could count, a few robins, a couple of butterflies, and an AMAZING encounter with a red tailed hawk hunting among the old stone walls near the southern end of the Enchanted Forest trail.

Good for a early morning walk, properly marked trails and maps. Lots of bugs and insects, beautiful trees. Meadow wasn't that big as I expected.

4 months ago

Do not hike here during the night. Its not safe.Or any time for that matter.
I enjoy nighttime walks down trails, and while I have encountered the occasional druggie its always a nice stroll hearing the crickets and smelling the nighttime air. But this hiking trail is a major exception! I refuse to even shop at the stop n shop right outside the entrance! Im almost certain the place is haunted. My dog refuses to let me take him back in there unless its during the day, you can hear dogs whaling in the distance. They follow you all around at night. I swear the tree's move at night! I can hear them. Even the few campers who live there haven't been there long and all say they spend as little time deep in the reserve as possible! I know this sounds crazy but all I know is im keeping myself and my dog far away from that trail! Besides there is a much better trail to the south. I would love to see an episode of ghost adventures about this place though. But I would rather not do the investigating myself...

We had a great time on the network of trails. We saw a hawk, a snake and even one of the beavers!

Trail was very quiet when I went. The falls though are a very pretty sight.

5 months ago

It’s not a bad walk, but it’s right next to the highway, so it gets noisy at times. From Millbury to the end in Worcester is a little over 2.5 miles each way. It looks like they are planning on expanding the the trail soon.

Go to this trail on a rainy day and admire the waterfall!

trail running
6 months ago

Great system of trails to wander around! Used to be my favorite trail running spot in the city. Also a great destination for birding.

really enjoyed this hike. we went to go see the falls after a day in the city. I was looking for a short hike but as we started to get into it we kept on expanding upon the loop until it was about 3.5miles until we got back to the car. we didn't even realize we had been out that long, the most trecherous part was at the beginning climbing up along the fall. got to say some beautiful nature, had a red tailed hawk land within feet of me and find it's dinner!

my only caution is watch for the path coming back from the paved driveway towards the falls (I forget the name). we went in where it was marked but they apparently moved the path off to our left, never saw the entrance just went in where the app told is (and was marked as a trailhead). after traversing some brush and briars we finally located the path and hopped back on, saw a sign later saying the path was moved!

great gem hidden in the outskirts of Worcester!

Great place to warm up for the hiking season. Get lucky and you could see some beavers, no real fantastic views otherwise.

trail running
11 months ago

Revisited this trail today. Explored connecting trail from the school parking lot and nearby track. Basically every running surface you could ask for (except sand) is right here. Long gradual climb (or decent) on Goddard is convenient bailout.

trail running
11 months ago

So happy to find a trail run close enough to my local gym. Little bit of everything (for good trail running practice) in this tucked away space right out in the open. You won't find yourself secluded from the city here, but you won't get lost either.

11 months ago

It is great for a short stroll while staying close to the city.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Short and to the point, too residential for my taste

Monday, September 11, 2017

good for kids

Monday, August 21, 2017

3 stars good walk with the dogs it was fun to watch them explore and climb...a little buggy but that's to be expected...however where are the cascading waters?? All dried up??

trail running
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Gets a little technical in a few spots, but was a nice jog

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Four stars for a nice, short walk-hike w dog/baby and some decent uphill for Mass. Not five stars bc of the bugs.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

It's very nice Sanctuary for the Audubon, well taken care of trails & good maps provided by them. Most of the trails anyone could handle, but there are some more difficult.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

pretty, easy trail with a bit of an uphill, limited parking, but overall a nice walk in the woods!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

It's a good little hike, lot of bugs though. Welcome to nature I guess

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Pretty hike. Trail needs some tlc but still walkable. Some broken glass. Bring your bug spray

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Basic but a good spot to just do a quick loop or two.

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