Hiking near Worcester, Massachusetts

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Cold Harbor Trail
Cold Harbor Trail
Northborough, Massachusetts, United States (7.6 miles away)
2.2 mile trail near Northborough, Massachusetts

This is an hike through woods and along streams and marsh. Part of the trail is also a road. Not much to see this time of year but I imagine a fair number of birds during the warmer seasons. There are recent signs of beaver activity in the area.
Bowers Spring
Bowers Spring
Bolton, Massachusetts, United States (17.1 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.1 miles, 1-3 hours
3 mile hike through Bowers Spring, Bolton, MA

This is a pretty level and leisurely hike. The area around the ponds seems a popular location for dogs. There is a lot of beaver activity as well. I am not sure that horses are allowed in the Bolton Parks location, however they are allowed in the State and Harvard properties. Many of the trails in these areas are wide and well suited to horses....
Vaughn Hill
Vaughn Hill
Bolton, Massachusetts, United States (16.6 miles away)
Moderate: 3.1 miles, 1-3 hours
3 mile hike through Vaughn Hills Conservation, Bolton, MA

This is another local afternoon hike. The variability in the terrain makes this hike a little more interesting and fun than some other hikes. The route I took was along the end of the beaver pond , around the rock 'face' of the hill and then up and over the top. the trails are pretty well marked and relatively easy going. There is some climbing over...
Eagle Pond at Callahan State Park
Eagle Pond at Callahan State Park
Framingham, Massachusetts, United States (17.4 miles away)
 
Easy: 3.8 miles, 1-3 hours
3-4 mile hike through Callahan State Park, Framingham, MA

This is just one of many routes that are possible through Callahan State Park. There are trails that criss-cross throughout the park and the adjacent Sudbury Conservation Land. The first trail - Pipeline - is probably the steepest trail along the hike. The trails are well marked, and there are trail maps placed through-out to help. Most of the trails...
Beebe Pond at Callahan State Park
Beebe Pond at Callahan State Park
Framingham, Massachusetts, United States (17.2 miles away)
Moderate: 3.4 miles, 1-3 hours
3.4 mile hike through Callahan State Park, Framingham, MA

This is another hike in the Callahan State Park. This area of the park is more 'wilderness' trails. They tend to be narrower trails with steeper and rockier sections. Overall, still fairly easy hiking. There are several trails criss-crossing the area , all fairly well marked, however trail names are often difficult to find. There are a few maps...
Lime Rock Preserve
Lime Rock Preserve
Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States (29 miles away)
 
Easy: 1.3 miles, 1-3 hours
Just 10 minutes from downtown Providence,this forested trail provides scenic views of the former town reservoir.

The Lime Rock Preserve is unique for its variety of habitats including woodlands, streams, open water and calcareous ledges. The Moshassuck River and the Manton Reservoir are both highlights along the trail. The 130 acre Preserve is an excellent place to watch the seasons change, take in the views of the pond, look for birds like migrant warblers, or...
Reformatory Branch Trail
Reformatory Branch Trail
Arlington, Massachusetts, United States (31 miles away)
Easy: 4.2 miles, 1-3 hours
A great bike path connecting the Minuteman Bikeway in Bedford to Concord the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge

This guide will take you from the Bedford Station and the end of the Minute Man Bikeway to Concord, MA. This is a 4 mile path but I've included in this hike a very cool side trip around the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge area so you can hopefully see some birds and other wildlife. The path around the Wildlife Refuge is gravel so you won't be able to...
Trips
Tri State Loop Hike RI-MA-CT
by ljrdn on Mar 30, 2011
Pascoag, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 5.8 miles (19.1 miles away)
 A great 5 mi hike through RI, CT, and MA.  Very quiet. Start at the Buck Hill Wildlife Management Area Parking Lot on Buck Hill Rd in Pascoag, RI.  It is just over the border from East Thomson, CT and easily accessible from Massachusetts. This loop takes you: * Along the CT-RI Border Trail* To the MA-CT-RI Tri-State Marker* Into the Douglas State Forest (MA)* To the beginning of the RI North-South Trail and MA...
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Carney park
by chadsrub on Sep 05, 2010
Northborough, MA, Worcester
Hiking | 2.4 miles (7.6 miles away)
Super Local hike for me.  it is a small hike in the back corner of Northborough, MA.  
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Buck Hill Management Area
by Hiker68 on Mar 10, 2012
Burrillville, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 5.2 miles (19.2 miles away)
First hike of the year. Kinda cold for March!! But hey it IS still winter. 29 derees. Didn't really see much and not much to tell other than it's fun as always. Especially when you're hiking with family. Lots more to explore when I come back in summer.
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LSF-S Wachu St - Rocky
by gregkoski on Sep 14, 2011
Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Hiking | 5.1 miles (16.4 miles away)
Great hike, took about 4 hours, some incredible scenery, exotic mushrooms, streams, boulder fields, and views. Side trails are noted on the map to help you avoid them. Takes you to the summit of Rocky Hill, and the Devil's Pulpit glacial boulder.
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Wachusett Mountain 04/19/10
by ecarnage on Apr 19, 2010
Leino Park, Massachusetts, United States
Hiking | 7.0 miles (16.3 miles away)
We started our hike from the Wachusett Mountain Visitor center, and followed the Bicentennial Trail to the High Meadow Trail. We searched for a geocache, but came up empty handed. So we decided to head down to Echo Lake to look for an other  geocache. This time we were successful. From there we followed the High Meadows Trail up to the Jack Frost Trail, and then took the Mountain House Trail to...
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Midstate Trail
by chadsrub on Oct 14, 2010
Pascoag, Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 15.8 miles (17.6 miles away)
The start of the Midstate Trail from the southern side.  After hiking in from the closest lot about 1.5 miles out, we started our trek from Rhode Island to New Hampshire through Massachusetts.  This is the first 16 miles, until the pavement got to us.  We have been using the guide, but were unaware of how much road there was really going to be.  After one of us ran into a lot...
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wallam lake to tri-state marker via midstate trail
by michaelviner on Jun 30, 2010
Wallum Lake (historical), Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 5.7 miles (16.7 miles away)
This hike was fun especially due to the beautiful 70 degree sunny day.  Not a lot to see, but finding the tri-state marker made the hike like an adventure hunt.  It cost $5 to get into the douglas forest, but thats where the hike starts.  You can get on the midstate trail from the parking lot (look at 2nd to last picture) or you can go down by the beach to start...
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Jenks Land to Guggins Brook Conservation Land
by efball on Apr 27, 2009
West Acton, Massachusetts, United States
Hiking | 2.3 miles (23 miles away)
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Richardson Land Management Area Brookfield, Ma
by Barefeat on Sep 06, 2009
Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
Hiking | 2.7 miles (16.3 miles away)
The Richardson WildLife management area in Brookfield, Ma can be accessed several ways. The first and largest parking area is at the very end of Devils Elbow Rd. (off route 148 north towards Nbroofield) the second area, and the area we parked at for our map is off of Foster Hill Rd. in Brookfield, just past the McCarthy Bus company and Funeral home. (parking is at trailhead basically). We have a multi-geocache here...
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Lincoln Trails: Mt Misery and Kettlehole Ponds in South Lincoln
by itfaster on Jul 03, 2011
Baker Bridge, Massachusetts, United States
Hiking | 1.3 miles (25 miles away)
The Lincoln Library  recommended seven trails for Kids in Lincoln in 2010. We have tried three of them last year. This the 1st one this year. 
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Wallis Pond hike Douglas MA (8/13/13, 11:32AM)
by Tinterntracker on Aug 14, 2013
Douglas, MA, USA
Hiking | 0.0 miles (13.4 miles away)
Short one hour hike (1.72 miles) with Dad in Douglas State Forest in Douglas, MA. We walked around half of Wallis Pond to Sassafras trail split and back.
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Buck Hill Management Area, RI
by matapus on Jun 18, 2008
Wallum Lake (historical), Rhode Island, United States
Hiking | 9.1 miles (18.4 miles away)
Took the dogs for a hike. I have never seen so many ticks in my life! Must have been over a hundred between me and the dogs. We hiked the trail out to the tri-state marker at the border of RI, MA, and CT.
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Sudbury River Source: Cedar Swamp Pond (Westborogh)
by itfaster on Nov 12, 2011
Westborough, Massachusetts, United States
Hiking | 2.2 miles (10.4 miles away)
Previous kayak trip ended in south Framingham because the poor river condition. I have to search the source of Sudbury River by land. It turn out not easy either. The map shows that Walkup Dr is the closest road, but it has no road/trail to go further. The extension of Brigham St leads a trail parallel to the commuter rail track. Only able to view the Cedar Swap Pond from top of a...