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    • Boston, Massachusetts

      Freedom Trail

      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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    • Middletown, Rhode Island

      Birdwatch at Sachuest Point

      1.5 mi
      A trip to Aquidneck Island would not be complete without a quick walk around Sachuest Point. I highly recommend this hike at sunrise, but any time of the day (or year) is great! This nature preserve is home to a large population of tourist-friendly deer, and is visited every winter by at least tw...
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    • Franklin, Connecticut

      Hike Baileys Ravine at Ayer's Gap Preserve

      1.6 mi / 314 ft gain
      It's steep and rocky in the beginning but it levels out after a while! When standing in the parking lot, the trailhead is hidden! Look to the right. The trail ends on Ayer's Road so you have to walk back a little ways on the road.
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    • Medford, Massachusetts

      Hike Southern Middlesex Fells Loop

      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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    • North Stonington, Connecticut

      Hike Narragansett Trail

      10.7 mi / 1 ft gain
      Narragansett Trail is a 10.7 mile point-to-point hike that takes you by a lake located near North Stonington, Connecticut.
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    • Ledyard, Connecticut

      Lantern Hill Loop

      2.58 mi / 387 ft gain
      Lantern Hill in North Stonington, CT. has been one of my new favorite short hikes since I've been home for a long period of time. Interestingly enough, the trail I've noted is right next to the Foxwoods Casino. In fact, one of them is actually in the back parking lot of a resort. So plenty of pa...
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    • South Kingstown, Rhode Island

      Hike the Osprey Point Loop on Trustom Pond

      2 mi
      Careful on the drive in for deer! From the parking lot head right around the Farm Field Loop Trail then continue to your right down Osprey Point Trail (0.8 miles). This is where you will most likely see the deer up close. Continue to your right to the Osprey Point Overlook, which will (on a clear...
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    • Hull, Massachusetts

      Explore the Bunkers at Fort Revere

      Fort Revere is an 8-acre (3.2 ha) historic site situated on a small peninsula located in Hull, Massachusetts. It is situated on Telegraph Hill in Hull Village and contains the remains of two seacoast fortifications, one from the American Revolution and one that served 1898-1947. There are also a ...
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    • Westerly, Rhode Island

      Grills Preserve

      4.27 mi / 351 ft gain
      Grills Preserve is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Bradford, Rhode Island.
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    • Westminster, Massachusetts

      Summit Mt. Wachusett via the West Side Trail

      1.2 mi / 750 ft gain
      Set your GPS to Wachusett Mountain ski area. Coming from Rt. 2 turn onto Mile Hill Rd and look for your first right to take Bolton Rd. Take this road all the way until it intersects with West Princeton Rd. Turn left. and  drive down W Princeton Rd  for 1.2 miles and there should be a small parkin...
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    • Norwich, Connecticut

      Explore Yantic Falls Historic District

      0.3 mi / 26 ft gain
      The Yantic Falls Historic District encompasses a historic mill and associated worker housing on Yantic Street in Norwich, Connecticut. The 10 acre area includes a complex of mill buildings arrayed along the Yantic River, and a group of three brick mill worker houses. Today, Yantic Falls is part d...
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    • Narragansett, Rhode Island

      Watch the Sunrise at Roger W. Wheeler State Beach

      We all love the time for the sun to rise and the moon to set, and we all love that time on the beach when our feet first touch the cool morning sand. Roger W. Wheeler State Beach is a great beach to catch the sunrise and it is easy to get to and easy to park. To say the least, it'll be worth waki...
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    • Dartmouth, Massachusetts

      Hike Frank Knowles–Little River Reserve Trail

      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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    • 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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    • Charlestown, Rhode Island

      Visit the Frosty Drew Observatory

      The Frosty Drew Observatory is located near the tip of southern Rhode Island, which means apart from summer this is a very quiet beach town. The isolation from major urban areas provides the perfect conditions for star-gazing. The building itself is located on a large plot of land dedicated to na...
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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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