Top Adventures in Ashland

  • Hike the Ashland Reservoir Trail

    Park in the lot on State Park Road (see map) to access the trail. It's a popular trail that is dog-friendly. Pay attention to the trail as at parts it is not well marked. 

    3.2 miles 68 ft gain

  • Walk along Lake Waban

    This is a lake on Wellesley College Campus.  It is easy to get to from just about any direction. Just park and walk toward the lake, and there are paths that will take you there. The easiest place to park (pinned on the map) is just off Washington...

    3 miles

  • Hike the Pratt's Brook Conservation Area Loop

    Park in the small parking area right before the trailhead. *Notice this parking area is small and only fits about 3-4 cars so prepare to find street parking on a busy day. You can punch in the coordinates to a GPS if you need help finding it: 42.4...

    1.5 miles 85 ft gain

  • Hike the Wilson Mountain Reservation Trail

    This easy, well maintained trail has a little bit of everything you could need for a leisurely loop hike - bridges and streams, views of Boston, bird watching, and a dog-friendly policy (leash on).

    2 miles

  • Hike around Walden Pond

    Park in the lot ($8 for MA residents) by Walden Pond to access the trail, and head out either direction on the loop around the pond. Trail is accessible from April-October. 

    1.69 miles 45 ft gain

  • Take a Stroll at Fyfeshire Conservation Area

    Fyfeshire is located in Bolton Massachusetts off "Wattaquadock Hill Road", near the "Fotini's Restaurant and Bar". The trailhead begins at a small parking area with a stone gate that says Fyfeshire Conservation area on a wood plank. Once you are i...

  • Watch a Sunset at Wachusett Reservoir

    Wachusett Reservoir is located in central Massachusetts, northeast of Worcester. Easy location and parking, you can go anytime of the day and you won't be disappointed. The Reservoir is the second largest body of water in the State of Massachusett...

  • Hike the Purgatory Chasm Trail

    For this 1-mile hike, you can park at the Purgatory Chasm Visitor Center. From there hit the trail and explore the unusual gap between the tall granite walls, which might be adorned with climbers. Great for all ages and dogs are welcome too. The t...

    1 miles 115 ft gain

  • Run the Arnold Arboretum Trail

    Park in the lot off of Arborway to access the trail. This place is gorgeous year round. The winter offers a quiet solitude, fall boasts bright colors, spring is the most beautiful as the flowers start to burst and cherry blossoms take over, and su...

    2.6 miles 150 ft gain

  • Hike the Blackstone Gorge Trail

    Park at the lot at the corner of Staples Lane and County Street. From here you can access the Blackstone Gorge Trail. Dogs are allowed on leash, and you can enjoy various paths along the river or through the forest. At multiple points you can find...

    0.7 miles 72 ft gain

  • Bike the Minuteman Bikeway

    Park in the lot on Railroad Ave to access the Minuteman Bikeway from Bedford, MA. This 10-mile point-to-point paved path takes you through the scenic natural setting of Bedford. The bikeway is very popular, so expect to be sharing it with others, ...

    10 miles 177 ft gain

  • Hike along the Nashua River and the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

    Park in the lot on Tank Road to access the Nashua River Trail. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, chipmunks, birds, and other wildlife! This trail is open from April to October.  The trail can become flooded and muddy after a rain/ snow, so for a ...

    9.5 miles 0 ft gain

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