Acton, Massachusetts

Top Spots in and near Acton

  • Newbury, Massachusetts

    Hellcat Dunes Loop

    4.5
    0.98 mi / 20 ft gain
    Park in the parking area off of Refuge Rd. Take the Dunes Trail, a boardwalk path for the ~1-mile loop. Enjoy the views from an observation deck on three-story-high dunes. This trail is accessible from April-October.
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  • Newbury, Massachusetts

    Explore the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

    4.6
    6.5 mi
    Located just north of Boston, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to provide feeding, resting, and nesting habitat for migratory birds. The refuge lands are both scenic and diverse, with approximately 4700 acres of habitats including sandy beach and dune, cranberry bog, ...
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  • Norwell, Massachusetts

    Hike the Norris Reservation Loop

    2.4 mi / 60 ft gain
    Choose from multiple trails in Norris that offer beautiful views of the the North river and marshland. Great spot to do some trail running through the woods and see the river too. There is also a pond a short distance from the parking lot that offers a great fishing spot with a picnic table nearb...
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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Mount Monadnock via White Dot & White Cross Loop

    4.5
    3.7 mi / 1686 ft gain
    The White Dot Trail is the shortest, steepest ascent to the summit, while White Cross has a slightly easier grade down with very little difference in distance.  Therefore, per the park's rangers, the best way to conquer this loop is White Dot up, White Cross down.The White Dot Trail begins at Mon...
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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Mount Monadnock via White Dot Trail

    4.4
    3.46 mi / 1699 ft gain
    Monadnock State Park is located in and around the 3,165-ft. Mount Monadnock. Mount Monadnock is crisscrossed by many miles of well-maintained hiking trails. The popular White Dot Trail (2.2 miles) is the shortest but steepest ascent to the summit, accessible from the Monadnock State Park headquar...
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  • Hanson, Massachusetts

    Burrage Pond Indian Trail

    5.0
    3.39 mi / 194 ft gain
    Burrage Pond Indian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hanson, Massachusetts.
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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Hike MT Monadnock via White Arrow Trail

    4.3 mi / 1485 ft gain
    Arriving at the Old Toll Road/Halfway House Trail head you will have $5 entrance fee. Starting on the Old Toll road you'll find yourself walking on a gradual incline into the beautiful New Hampshire wilderness. Everything you see and smell is fresh and vibrant. Following the road for 1.1 miles yo...
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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Summit Mt. Monadnock via Marlboro Trail

    5.0
    4 mi / 2300 ft gain
    Start at the Marlboro Trailhead (you can enter this in Google maps) off Shaker Road. There's parking and porta-potty bathrooms. The trail is well-marked with white dashes/M marks all the way up. Once on trail, the initial 800 ft climb is through forested terrain with a few brooks and streams alon...
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  • Providence, Rhode Island

    Neutaconkanut Loop

    5.0
    1.49 mi / 171 ft gain
    To enter the park, you first have to go through a field and past a baseball park. Next, you will see a high slope, you can either enter the trails through here or the stairs at the side. Some of the trails are overgrown and may have ticks or poison ivy so be careful. This place is good for kids a...
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  • Taunton, Massachusetts

    Kayak Lake Rico

    4.3
    Lake Rico is a decent sized lake located in East Taunton, MA. You can spend hours out kayaking and exploring. From the parking lot the lake looks pretty small but there is an opening towards the back that leads into three larger sections. There is also an island in the back that is great for sett...
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