Borderland State Park

Sharon, Massachusetts

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This wet, sandy land is a typical southeastern Massachusetts ecosystem, with the acidic soil beloved by cranberry bogs and cedar swamps. The park’s many ponds were formed by damming its streams, first to spin waterwheels for a nineteenth-century furnace, and later for fishing, boating, and skating. The broad carriage paths that encircle Leach Pond and Upper Leach Pond are filled with baby carriages, mountain bikes, horses, and joggers on a beautiful spring day, while the footpaths that twist around the park’s northern half are narrow, rocky, and quiet. This loop is a combination of the two, just scratching the surface of the park’s four-season variety.
Hiking Massachusetts

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Hiking Massachusetts

by Benjamin B. Ames (Falcon Guides)

This wet, sandy land is a typical southeastern Massachusetts ecosystem, with the acidic soil beloved by cranberry bogs and cedar swamps. The park’s many ponds were formed by damming its streams, first to spin waterwheels for a nineteenth-century
furnace, and later for fishing, boating, and skating.

The broad carriage paths that encircle Leach Pond and Upper Leach Pond are filled with baby carriages, mountain bikes, horses, and joggers on a beautiful spring day, while the footpaths that twist around the park’s northern half are narrow, rocky, and quiet. This loop is a combination of the two, just scratching the surface of the park’s four-season variety.

© 2014 Benjamin B. Ames/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Sharon
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
Season: Best in Summer
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Borderland State Park, North Easton; (508) 238-6566; www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-south/borderland-state-park-generic.html Friends of Borderland, North Easton; (508) 238-6566; friendsofborderland.org
Local Maps: USGS Brockton, MA
Driving Directions: Directions to Borderland State Park

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