Upton State Forest

Upton, Massachusetts

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2 Reviews
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Well-marked dirt trails lead you past lady’s slipper flowers and lichen-crusted boulders to Dean Pond, a great place to stop for lunch. Return to your car on the Mammoth Rock Trail, scrambling between more boulders as you pass through the flat, thickly wooded forest. Hunting is permitted here in season, so take care if you’re hiking here in the fall.
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Hiking Massachusetts

by Benjamin B. Ames (Falcon Guides)

Well-marked dirt trails lead you past lady’s slipper flowers and lichen-crusted boulders
to Dean Pond, a great place to stop for lunch. Return to your car on the Mammoth
Rock Trail, scrambling between more boulders as you pass through the flat, thickly
wooded forest. Hunting is permitted here in season, so take care if you’re hiking here
in the fall.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Upton
Distance: 4.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Best in Summer
Additional Use: Hunting
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Upton State Forest Headquarters, Upton
Local Maps: USGS Milford, MA
Driving Directions: Directions to Upton State Forest

Recent Trail Reviews

2/8/2009
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What a treat well groomed and wide enough for Cross Country and Snoe Shoes. We were snow shoeing and were pretty much bye our selves all morning. Enough room for the dog to romp and we went on a Sunday and were all alone on Whispering Cave Trail which was a wonderful trek. We went reverse of how the map depicts so we were at the Pond end to start which was completly froze and started up from that side. Saw a few fresh deer tracks but did not see a one. It was a Heart pumper and rather steep but it is a place I will return to in the summer. I strongly reccomend it and the trails are easy to follow but only names at the junctions and no arrows or distances so depending on your sence of direction be carefull on the side trails which are narrow, and paint marked which is fadeing. You can get turned around easy but this is a nice place.


5/16/2004
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