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

Beautiful trail, unique plants and swamp landscape.

Absolutely gorgeous. One of kind bog unique for any location. Enjoy the nice walk.

Just hiked half but loved the trail. Not another soul on the trail in 4 hours!

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5 months ago

Beautiful hike to see magnanimous Atlantic white cedars available only in this trail. Hemlocks are enigmatic too. At the fag end of the trail, I lost my way and started walking north toward NYNJ border. Soon realized and walked south to reach parking. Nice boardwalk near swamp where snow is still melting. Mosses are beautiful and form a carpet on the water. Difficult to imagine it was a 12 feet deep lake 15,000 years ago.

Agree with Kshitish's comments. I got way way off trail a few times - the new 15 mile trail needs to be marked better. The first part of the trail I covered was beautiful, there was some evidence of bear activity however. But once that trail hit the road I completely lost track of where I was supposed to go. It also seems strange to me to choose to use blue dots while there is a blue dot Appalachian trail that connects to this. Don't follow my track!

Great place for the sunrise or sunset. If you want really nice views and a slightly challenging hike take tower trail. It’s about halfway up the mountain on the right hand side. Highly recommend this trail for sunrises cause you can climb up the steps of the fire tower ( you can’t go into the actual tower you can only be on the stairs) and the view is phenomenal. There’s no trees obstructing the views whereas up at the pavilion you can’t see the sunrise as easily due to all the trees. The sunset you can see Perfectly from the pavilion which is a little disappointing considering it’s called sunrise mountain so you’d figure the sunrise would be just as unobstructed as the sunset is. If you want an even more challenging hike take the Appalachian trail from the Culver’s gap parking lot it runs parallel to the road. There’s lots of other little trails that branch off the road too that I recommend checking out

Found no ticks during July. Makes for a great, slow hike or cool run!

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

This is a easy, level trail that surrounds Sawmill Lake. It passes a number of primitive campsites and has views of the lake. It's about a mile around and would be good for kids or just to get out and stretch you legs. The lake would also be a good place to take kids bluegill fishing.

Blue dot was a fun climb and decent. The AT and Iris were mainly plain sailing. All three trails were very rocky, however, so prepare to have your feet and ankles banged up a little. But it's worth it for some beautiful vistas.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trail was mostly flat with peaceful views. I enjoyed the boardwalk. Just watch out for ticks. I removed about 4 of them.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

This is a paved road good for biking. If you are looking for a hike take the AT which runs parallel to the road and has some really nice views. Park at Culvers Gap lot.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Good trail great for beginners or dog walkers pretty flat for the most part.

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

This trail has no recent uploads here and the new blue trail is 15 miles long unlike the prior uploaded track.
We got off trail quite a bit and ended up on the Appalachian backbone trail. We ended up doing a in and out instead of a loop due to that and with significantly less miles, just under 13. The terrain is moderately rugged and while the elevation is not something most regular hikers will worry much about, the combination of miles, changes in elevation and the typical northeast rocky terrain under your feet will make you realize the full 15 miles of this beautiful trail. It can get very lonely as it does not appear to be a very popular trail.

scenic driving
Monday, March 07, 2011

I haven't hiked this trail, but the road makes a great scenic drive, from woodlands, swamps, hills and streams, to some really nice vistas - especially in the fall.

on Sawmill Lake Trail

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on White Cedar Swamp Trail

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4 months ago

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11 months ago

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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