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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Douglas, Massachusetts

      Hike the Coffeehouse Loop, Douglas State Forest

      3.0
      2.2 mi / 500 ft gain
      Douglas State Forest is located off of Rte 16 in south central Massachusetts. To access trails and the lake, head to the parking area on Wallum Lake Park Road. From the parking lot, you can access the Coffeehouse Loop Trail, as well as a few other shorter trails by the lake. The Coffeehouse Loop ...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Voluntown, Connecticut

      Hike Pachaug State Forest Trails

      5.0
      3.6 mi / 200 ft gain
      Lawden Brook Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Voluntown, Connecticut.
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    • Clinton, Massachusetts

      Watch a Sunset at Wachusett Reservoir

      4.5
      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 Massachusetts, taking place in 5 cities around the area, West ...
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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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    • Bolton, Massachusetts

      Take a Stroll at Fyfeshire Conservation Area

      1.0
      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 in the conservation area you will see an opening in...
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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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    Camping and Lodging in North Smithfield

    West Hill Park
    Northbridge, Massachusetts

    West Hill Park

    West Thompson Lake Campground
    Thompson, Connecticut

    West Thompson Lake Campground

    Buffumville Lake (Group Shelters)
    Charlton, Massachusetts

    Buffumville Lake (Group Shelters)

    Westville Recreation Area
    Sturbridge, Massachusetts

    Westville Recreation Area

    Boston / Cape Cod KOA Holiday
    Middleborough, Massachusetts

    Boston / Cape Cod KOA Holiday

    Mystic KOA Holiday
    North Stonington, Connecticut

    Mystic KOA Holiday

    Guides, Insights and Stories from North Smithfield

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