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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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  • 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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  • Chaplin, Connecticut

    Hike to Diana's Pool

    4.0
    1.3 mi / 45 ft gain
    The drive to Diana's Pool is worth it in an of itself, taking you through the backroads of Eastern Connecticut. To begin the hike just simply enter the woodland path and follow the trail. In order to go under the bridge just simply take the first left in the path and there will be a stream that f...
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  • Jamestown, Rhode Island

    Explore Beavertail State Park

    5.0
    Rhode Island isn't exactly on everyone's map, I've even met strangers in other parts of the U.S. who have no idea where the tiniest state in the country is. It's usually lumped in with Connecticut and Massachusetts, but for us locals from little Rhody, Rhode Island is it's own world of adventure ...
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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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  • Newport, Rhode Island

    Drive the Ocean Drive Historic District

    5.0
    10 mi
    This drive encompasses all that is Newport, RI.  Known for its rocky shores and numerous sea-side mansions, this drive allows you to both view it all from the safety of your car, and has several spots to pull off to get out and get a better view.  There are grassy park areas as well that are perf...
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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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  • Franklin, Connecticut

    Hike the Sprague Land Preserve Loop

    3 mi
    The Sprague Land Preserve (also known as the Mukluk Preserve) was an incredible surprise. Whether it's hiking, fishing, or horseback riding it's a beautiful spot for anyone that can get there at sunrise and out before sunset when the gates close.You can easily get there by Google Mapping the name...
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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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  • Ledyard, Connecticut

    Lantern Hill Loop

    4.0
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Charlestown, Rhode Island

    Car Camp at Charlestown Breachway Campground

    Rhode Island is nicknamed the Ocean State for a reason, and camping by the coast is something absolutely necessary while in New England. During the summer and early fall, Charlestown, RI, as well as the surrounding beach towns, come alive with tourists from all over the globe. The Breachway Campg...
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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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  • Charlestown, Rhode Island

    Watch the Sunrise at East Beach, RI

    Walking over the dunes in the dark you can hear the waves breaking on shore from the parking lot. Wet suited up, camera in hand, make your way over the dunes and down to the water. East Beach is a sandy beach and with the right swell size and direction you'll get some sizable shore break to play ...
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