Deep green forest, mellow grassland, scenic outlooks, charming pond, dainty wildflowers, and a sundial. The Ward Trail is a gem in the Massachusetts wilderness, simply a must-do hike. 

From I-93 Exit 41, take Rt. 125 North 5 mi. Turn right onto Prospect Rd. and follow for 0.3 mi. to entrance and parking (15 cars) on right. 
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From Rt. I-495 Exit 42, take Rt. 114 East 1.7 mi. Turn right onto Rt. 125 South and follow for 1.6 mi. Turn left onto Prospect Rd. Continue as above.

Dogs can use this trail which is accessible year-round. There is a $5 park fee. 

Trail map:http://www.thetrustees.org/ass...
Directions and map from: http://www.thetrustees.org/pla...

Photos: spablab

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
  • $5 for reservation fee
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RT Distance 3.6 Miles
Elevation Gain 321 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

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