Ponkapoag Pond Trail

Boston, Massachusetts

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In the Blue Hills Metropolitan District Commission Reservation, 10 miles south of Boston. This trail encircles a large pond south of the Blue Hills chain and offers a close-up look at a bog. Special attractions: Scenic open-water pond and enfolding bog, rare Atlantic white cedars, bog boardwalk, spring and summer wildflowers, carnivorous plants, wildlife.
Hiking Southern New England

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Hiking Southern New England

by Rhonda & Greg Ostertag (Falcon Guides)

In the Blue Hills Metropolitan District Commission Reservation, 10 miles south of Boston. This trail encircles a large pond south of the Blue Hills chain and offers a close-up look at a bog. Special attractions: Scenic open-water pond and enfolding bog, rare Atlantic white cedars, bog boardwalk, spring and summer wildflowers, carnivorous plants, wildlife.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Boston
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 80 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round, generally spring through fall for hiking. Dawn to 8PM.
Local Contacts: Blue Hills Reservation Headquarters, 617-698-1802
Local Maps: Blue Hills Reservation map; purchase at the Trailside Museum or at headquarters.
Driving Directions: Directions to Ponkapoag Pond Trail

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