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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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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My Faithful Hound Luke and I went on this walk in early January; much of the path was under snow and there were patches of perilous black ice on which we nearly came a cropper several times. It was nineteen degrees and terribly chill.The trail was signposted as being closed for reconstruction at several points, with suggestions that one traverse at ones own risk! However, we were walking in the wake of two elder people who were familiar with the trail and wholly unperturbed by these dire warnings! As it was, the un-constructed parts were differentiated only by not being tarmac, but rather compacted sand and shale - under ice, it made not one jot of difference.

The frozen conditions were a large part of the fun of this walk. The river was often frozen, and there were peculiar, geometric ice sculptures. The frosted river grass was papyrus-y and beige, and made for a most surreal landscape.

At the end of the walk, we went a little awry, and found ourselves near Tenean Beach. On Saturdays, there is wine tasting here at the winery, so might provide a welcome detour if you don't have a Little Yapper in tow. Also, one could end the walk in the Adams Inn - the terrace overlooking the river is most charming on a summer's afternoon.

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Ridge Hill Reserve
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18 Completed 7 Reviews

Ridge Hill is perfect if you want a nature walk that gives you a workout or a peaceful hike. The red trail is the longest and has a lycopod loop. This trail also consists of an old mill site alongside a stream with a small wooden bridge. Lush with plant life. Be sure to wear bright colors for safety precautions. Not just for hunting but the New Bedford Rod and Gun club is nearby!

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Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Trail
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18 Completed 7 Reviews

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Burlington Landlocked Forest Trail
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22 Completed 13 Reviews

What a cool place, large enough with lots of loops to get lost in for a couple hours - if you're on foot, probably the same if you're mountain biking - and you should. The trails are very well maintained with many boardwalks and clear markers. Saw fresh tire marks in the snow, so people bike it even in 20F. Gets loud if you're closer to the highway, but absolutely tranquil if you're on the western side. Definitely adding to my list of winter hikes.

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Lyman Reserve Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

We took our dog here to try new places, the paths are clean & clearly marked with not too many obstacles. Easy walking area.

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Whitehall Reservoir
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12 Completed 2 Reviews

The trail wraps around a lake. I would recommend this if your trying to exercise. But if your looking for a scenic hike this trail isn't for you. Most of the trail leads to the back yard of houses.

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Bournedale Hills Trail
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail runs next to the canal service road in the woods from the Herring Run to Bourne Scenic Park Campground. Seldom used by anyone. Has a great steep hill to climb. Dogs welcome. Great views of the canal from the trail. We use it often.

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Skyline Trail
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14 Completed 1 Reviews

Completed April 2014. Fun hike, saw a moderate amount of other hikers. Mostly well-marked but there were a few spots we were scratching our heads. Great escape from the city.

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Mount Sugarloaf (South Deerfield)
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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Noanet Woodlands Reservation
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

The trails are well groomed. Nice loops. Seemed good for all levels. A lot of dogs on and off leash. Unfortunately some people don't pick up after their dogs so watch out for landmines, horse landmines also. Otherwise, nice trails and nice view from the peak.

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