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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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  • 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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  • Andover, Massachusetts

    Haggetts Rail Trail to Haggetts Pond

    5.0
    2.08 mi / 16 ft gain
    Haggetts Rail Trail to Haggetts Pond is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Lawrence, Massachusetts.
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  • Andover, Massachusetts

    Deer Jump Reservation Loop

    5.0
    2.09 mi / 171 ft gain
    Deer Jump Reservation Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Andover, Massachusetts.
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  • Londonderry, New Hampshire

    Kendall Pond Yellow and Blue Trails

    1.18 mi / 223 ft gain
    Kendall Pond Yellow and Blue Trails is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Londonderry, New Hampshire.
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  • Medford, Massachusetts

    Hike Southern Middlesex Fells Loop

    4.7
    3.5 mi / 756 ft gain
    Park in the parking area near Bellevue Pond. There are multiple entrances to the reservation (some closer to the reservoir itself than others). I have spent days in there hiking around and never seeing the water and there are days when I just hiked right in to the water and sat and enjoyed it. Th...
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  • Boston, Massachusetts

    Freedom Trail

    4.7
    2.9 mi / 121 ft gain
    Park along the trail and then hop on. The Freedom Trail allows you to not only see the most beautiful parts of Boston (which is an absolutely gorgeous city) but you can learn some history too! Head off the trail a bit to explore the Charles River, the waterfront near the aquarium and picturesque ...
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  • Concord, Massachusetts

    Hike around Walden Pond

    4.5
    1.69 mi / 45 ft gain
    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. 
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  • Westford, Massachusetts

    Stone Arch Bridge

    2.19 mi / 197 ft gain
    Stone Arch Bridge is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Westford, Massachusetts.
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  • Rollinsford, New Hampshire

    Scoutland Road Trail

    4.0
    3.88 mi / 108 ft gain
    Scoutland Road Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Rollinsford, New Hampshire.
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  • Boston, Massachusetts

    Run the Arnold Arboretum Trail

    5.0
    2.6 mi / 150 ft gain
    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 summer is overwhelmingly green. There are dozens of ...
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  • Acton, Massachusetts

    Hike the Pratt's Brook Conservation Area Loop

    4.0
    1.5 mi / 85 ft gain
    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: 42.4545482, -71.4358192.  The loop is very diverse wit...
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  • Groton, Massachusetts

    Catch a Sunset at Gilbert Hill

    5.0
    1 mi
    From Rt. I-495 Exit 31, Gibbert Hill has one of the greatest sunsets around Groton, MA area. You will see a lot of cows and even a castle. This is a very easy hike and a not so easy place to park, you have to leave you car on the side of the road, which is totally fine, I guess, it is easy.The wa...
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  • Quincy, Massachusetts

    Hike The Skyline Trail at Blue Hills

    4.0
    12.7 mi / 2542 ft gain
    Park in the lot across from Batterymarch Rd off of Willard St. Access the Skyline trail from here, it is marked blue. Follow the signs. The trails in Blue Hills are perfect for training for backpacking because they are so steep and rocky. I would fill up a big pack and take the skyline trail up t...
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  • Wellesley, Massachusetts

    Walk along Lake Waban

    3 mi
    Note: The campus is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. 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 ju...
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  • Milford, New Hampshire

    Granite Town Rail Trail

    13.24 mi / 761 ft gain
    Granite Town Rail Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Milford, New Hampshire.
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