Mount Misery Loop

Lincoln, Massachusetts

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Part of the Town of Lincoln’s Conservation Land right off Route 117, this trail connects with Walden Pond. It was also a familiar stomping ground for Henry David Thoreau. Contrary to its severe name, Mount Misery is more of a hill than a mountain and reportedly received its name when two yoked oxen wandered here in the late 1700s and wrapped themselves around a tree, where they perished. Walking the trail today is anything but misery: It features terrain ranging from deep pine forest to picturesque views of the Sudbury River flanked with marsh teeming with bird life.
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by Steve Mirsky (Falcon Guides)

Part of the Town of Lincoln’s Conservation Land right off Route 117, this trail connects with Walden Pond. It was also a familiar stomping ground for Henry David Thoreau. Contrary to its severe name, Mount Misery is more of a hill than a mountain and reportedly received its name when two yoked oxen wandered here in the late 1700s and wrapped themselves around a tree, where they perished.

Walking the trail today is anything but misery: It features terrain ranging from deep pine forest to picturesque views of the Sudbury River flanked with marsh teeming with bird life.

©  Steve Mirsky/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Lincoln
Distance: 1.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Best Times: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Misery Loop

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