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this is a decent hike but was underwhelmed. the woods are beautiful, but the trail follows phone lines for about half the distance making it just a little less special. the fire tower had a great view though. also many spoke about a steep final ascent, but it wasn't all that challenging. it did get the heart rate up, but no scrambling necessary.

easy walking. seems more of a
mountain bike kind of place

3 days ago

Nice trail with a sad,interesting history.

Loved this hike,challenging but worth it.

Beautiful hike on a winter day. History of the area on the interpretive guide was interesting.

Pleasant surprise. I came in the day after a big rain storm that followed about 14 inches of snow last week. Most of snow gone . 1/2 of trail was icy and slippery. Parts were bare . Takes about 70 minutes to do yellow loop . Many nice rock walls and small streams . Pretty decent ascent up hill near the end . Becoming noticed by families and dog owners . I’ll come again for sure

Beautiful. A bit flooded from snow melt. Easy for kids!

It's not that big, but it's one of my favorite places to ride. There are a few awesome windy, flowy singletrack trails of decent length, some great climbs and descents, a fun pump track, and you can go after dark up until 8pm I believe. It's also not a bad place for a short hike and snowshoeing, which I was doing there last week. Oh, did I say it was small? Well, it's pretty much connected (very short ride through a residential neighborhood to get there) to another small town forest that has some really fun short and windy singletracks...from there, it's a short 1/4 mile ride to Billerica State Forest which has some more really fun, windy and flowy singletrack loops of decent length...and it's short and easy access from Russell Mill to Great Brook Farm State Park which I've read also has great singletrack MTB trails (I've only hiked there). Russell Mill might not be huge, but combined with the other trail networks I've mentioned, you could easily get an incredibly fun and challenging 15-20 mile, and probably longer, ride that didn't cover too much trail more than once. For all of those reasons, Russell Mill is easily 5 stars in my book.

Can you swim in the quarry?

too many off leash dogs. dogs are supposed to be on leash. the description here says dogs are welcome on trails but does not say they need to be on leash.

My birthday run through the Lowell Woods! Parked on Fox Meadow Drive and headed west to Grimm Conservation area. Headed north from there to check out Rt128 (exciting!) and the hills over that way. A nice property, plenty of animal tracks everywhere. Went over to Shuttleworth and the school before bushwacking back thru the Mulvehill watershed area that was solid as a rock! Can't do this in the summer!! A nice place but sometimes feels a bit small with the homes in view frequently. Worth a visit however. Enjoy!

Snoeshoeing 1/6/18. First part of trail had tracks so snow was only avg 6” deep after that ranged from 10”-24” deep. Overall good marked trail and good winter hike. Frigid from 2-7 deg w/ windchill -14 to -16. Look forward to doing it again in the spring.

14 days ago

One of my favorite local hikes. Along the way there is a point where you get a great view of the Holyoke Resevoir on the right as you get closer to the monument. The last few times I took this trail there was some orange snow fence stretched across the trail saying it was closed for habitat protection.

paddle sports
14 days ago

Have been kayaking on this river for a few years now. And always can’t wait for spring to get started

15 days ago

I’ve gone snowshoeing along this route, there are multiple solid rock climbing spots. The west side of the Fells is too crowded but this side is awesome

Love all trails at Wells!

I love Wells State park, lots of hikes for all levels. We also bring the horses there quite a bit. Very "New England" and unspoiled

Very easy walk. Residential area, flat and level. Not really a "hike"

Pretty area with an open air "museum" to look at the local flora and fauna. Great place to bring kids or Dodd. Also a nice easy hike in the snow!

trail running
15 days ago

Parked in main lot and headed over to the Ames Mansion. Continued north to Leach Pond lodge (Shutter Island movie scene filmed here, ugly scene as I recall). Nice cold 1Jan18 day! Did the Pond Walk next over to Puds then up to the Tisdale estate (cool history, read the sign). Continued north again up to the quarry (granite used for Canton viaduct) then south back to the parking lot. This is a wonderful property. Happy New Year!

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