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Purgatory Chasm Trail

Sutton, MA

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Purgatory Chasm Trail is a 1 mile out and back trail located near Sutton, Massachusetts and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking & hiking and is accessible from May until November.

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Cheshire Harbor Trail, Mount Greylock
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

The view at the top is definitely worth the challenging hike up! We were doing the ascent for time and got there in 70 minutes but our heart rates were elevated the entire time. I can't wait to go back in the fall.

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Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

There's a few nice level trails, one goes through a meadow and my favorite leads to the bay. It's about a mile from the lot to the bay. The dog and kids like to go into the water but it's a bit of a rocky shore. I intend to go clam digging there one of these days if I can find a sandier bit of shore. Most of the dog owners are responsible but there are a few, like in most places that just don't care if you're 2 year old might step in their dog's crap.

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Hoosac Range Trail to Spruce Hill
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

This is a great family hike! Lots of nice views along the way. Not too steep, so it was very doable for our 9 year old without complaint.

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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary
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11 Completed 2 Reviews

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Pleasant Valley Sanctuary
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11 Completed 2 Reviews

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Guilder Pond
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail runs off the Appalachian trail and goes around the circumference of Guilder Pond. We walked this trail and stopped on a rock alongside the pond for a picnic before heading to the Bash Bish Falls trail (the MA trail) which is a few miles up the road. The trail and the pond were very quiet when we were there - a nice contrast to the busier Bash Bish.

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Walden Pond State Reservation
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Wonderful place!
I highly recommend reading Henry David Thoreau's book before going, it's just adds to the magic.
It's huge crystal clear blue pond and you can swim anywhere around it. When we set up we walked to the other side of pond away from main beach and went swimming. It's was beautiful. There was also hiking areas all around it and historical information.
Highly recommended!!
Parking - $5 for MA residents and $10 for out of state

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Shining Sea Bikeway
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30 Completed 6 Reviews

Awesome trail for biking or walking. Rode this several times. This is actually 10.7 miles one way from Falmouth to Woods Hole. Great ocean view, very scenic. I do this a lot with my bike meetup group. If you want a longer ride catch the ferry to Martha's Vineyard and have a great time with that area :)

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Caratunk Wildlife Refuge Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

I'm probably saying the same thing that all the others are saying....awful map, awful trail markings. You better take along some type of electrical device so you don't go back the way you came. Or, stay on the red trail for a quick hike. Someone was having fun with paint when they marked up these trees.

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Maudslay State Park
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

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