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  • Randolph, Massachusetts

    Hike the Ponkapoag Pond Trail

    4.0
    3.82 mi / 173 ft gain
    Park at the end of Ponkapoag Trail Road to access the trail. Dog friendly, open year round. 
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  • Milton, Massachusetts

    Houghton's Pond Recreation Area

    1.2 mi / 79 ft gain
    Houghton's Pond Recreation Area is a loop trail that takes you by the lake located near Milton, Massachusetts.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ashland, Massachusetts

    Hike the Ashland Reservoir Trail

    5.0
    3.2 mi / 68 ft gain
    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. 
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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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  • Marlborough, Massachusetts

    Hemingway Street Trail

    1.73 mi / 197 ft gain
    Hemingway Street Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Marlborough, 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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  • 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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  • 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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