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    • Mount Washington, Massachusetts

      Explore Bash Bish Falls

      4.2
      1 mi
      One of my favorite walks to a spectacular falls. The trail is easy to follow and one mile from NY parking lot and 0.5 from the parking lot. The apparent place to swim. There are several very nice, family safe swimmable pools in the creek above and after the falls. There are signs at the top of t...
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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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    • 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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    • 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

      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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    • 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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    • Newbury, Massachusetts

      Hellcat Dunes Loop

      4.5
      0.98 mi / 20 ft gain
      Park in the parking area off of Refuge Rd. Take the Dunes Trail, a boardwalk path for the ~1-mile loop. Enjoy the views from an observation deck on three-story-high dunes. This trail is accessible from April-October.
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    • Provincetown, Massachusetts

      Dunes' Edge in Provincetown

      Cape Cod, Massachusetts is full of campgrounds and dunes to explore, but the best of the two are located at the very end of the cape, around the areas of Truro and Provincetown. Travel to the very beginning (or end, depending on how you look at it) of historic U.S. Route 6, which spans from Prov...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Provincetown, Massachusetts

      Hike Provincetown Dunes on the Cape Cod National Seashore

      4.8
      2.8 mi / 287 ft gain
      Begin your journey from a small parking area that holds 3 cars just off route 6 (additionally you can park on the side of the road) The trail head is unmarked until about 50' into the woods where you will find a sign describing the rich history of the area. Continue up the large sand dune immedia...
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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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    • Westminster, Massachusetts

      Summit Mt. Wachusett via the West Side Trail

      5.0
      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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    • 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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    • Ipswich, Massachusetts

      Photograph Castle Hill

      4.0
      Castle Hill refers to either a 165-acre drumlin surrounded by sea and salt marsh or to the mansion that sits on the hill. Both are part of the 2,100-acre Crane Estate located on Argilla Road in Ipswich, Massachusetts.Take a walk through the public garden or down to the beach. Plenty of beautiful ...
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    Camping and Lodging in Massachusetts

    Seashore Modern House
    Wellfleet, Massachusetts

    Seashore Modern House

    Ocean View House
    Wellfleet, Massachusetts

    Ocean View House

    Boston / Cape Cod KOA Holiday
    Middleborough, Massachusetts

    Boston / Cape Cod KOA Holiday

    Beach View House
    Eastham, Massachusetts

    Beach View House

    Tully Lake Recreation Area (Ma)
    Athol, Massachusetts

    Tully Lake Recreation Area (Ma)

    West Hill Park
    Northbridge, Massachusetts

    West Hill Park

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Massachusetts

    My Letter To The Ocean

    My Letter To The Ocean

    Shaun Logan

    Experience Cape Cod - Dune Shack Trail, Provincetown

    Experience Cape Cod - Dune Shack Trail, Provincetown

    Shaun Logan

     5 Tips for Finding Beautiful Fall Foliage in Massachusetts

    5 Tips for Finding Beautiful Fall Foliage in Massachusetts

    Gustavo Quiros