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Norwell, Massachusetts

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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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  • Blackstone, Massachusetts

    Hike the Blackstone Gorge Trail

    5.0
    0.7 mi / 72 ft gain
    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 yourself looking down at the Blackstone River fro...
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  • Truro, Massachusetts

    Hike the Pamet Area Trail

    1.9 mi
    Pamet Area Trail is in Truro, towards the ocean within the Cape Cod National Seashore.  As we were driving to the parking area it felt like it was wrong, as it often does.  There was a dead end and school signs, which are for the N.E.E.D. Academy (apparently also doubles as a hostel during the su...
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  • North Smithfield, Rhode Island

    Hike the Fort Wildlife Refuge

    1 mi
    The parking area is about 50 yards down the dirt driveway on your right. Take care in the spring, as the parking lot can become a mud pit!  This wildlife refuge is a series of loops which lead to three different ponds. These directions are for the 'Pond One' loop. When you start on the trail, sta...
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  • Providence, Rhode Island

    Hike The Neutaconkanut Trails

    5.0
    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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  • 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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  • Dartmouth, Massachusetts

    Hike Frank Knowles–Little River Reserve Trail

    4.6
    4 mi / 295 ft gain
    Frank Knowles-Little River Reserve contains nearly 9 miles of hiking trails to explore. Start off by parking in the white sea shell parking lot. From there you will find the trail marked by a DNRT sign . My group and I walked along the red/boardwalk trail which features a number of boardwalks lea...
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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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  • Sutton, Massachusetts

    Hike the Purgatory Chasm Trail

    4.7
    1 mi / 115 ft gain
    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 trail is open March-November.
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  • Harwich, Massachusetts

    West Reservoir

    5.0
    2.65 mi / 59 ft gain
    West Reservoir is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Harwich, Massachusetts.
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  • Westport, Massachusetts

    Hike Gooseberry Island

    1.5 mi / 36 ft gain
    Begin an hour before sunset at the intersection between West Beach and East Beach Road. The intersecting roads will lead you to a paved causeway over the ocean. Waves typically clash on either side of you as you drive over the ocean. There is a free parking lot once you reach the opening. To reac...
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  • Harvard, Massachusetts

    Hike along the Nashua River and the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

    9.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    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 shorter alternative to the 9.5 miles, you can take...
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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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