The sights of Ponkapoag Pond are guaranteed to calm the mind--this dog-friendly boardwalk trail is a great hiking option near Canton, MA.

Park at the end of Ponkapoag Trail Road to access the trail. Dog friendly, open year round. 

Photos: Charles Wohlers, Edward Faulkner

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Layers
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera
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RT Distance 3.82 Miles
Elevation Gain 173 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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