Rock House Reservation Trail

Ware, Massachusetts

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It’s hard to tell what the highlight of this hike will be for your children— there are so many. A big draw is the large natural rock cave from which the reservation takes its name. The “Rock House,” formed by glaciers and used by Native Americans as a hunting camp and shelter, is exciting for kids to explore. Other highlights include a pond, a balancing rock, a butterfly garden, and a scenic vista. To learn more about the geology and natural and cultural history of the reservation, you can order an interpretive guide from the Trustees in advance or pick one up for a small fee on site during summer weekends.
Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

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Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

It’s hard to tell what the highlight of this hike will be for your children— there are so many. A big draw is the large natural rock cave from which the reservation takes its name. The “Rock House,” formed by glaciers and used by Native Americans as a hunting camp and shelter, is exciting for kids to explore.

Other highlights include a pond, a balancing rock, a butterfly garden, and a scenic vista. To learn more about the geology and natural and cultural history of the reservation, you can order an interpretive guide from the Trustees in advance or pick one up for a small fee on site during summer weekends.

©  Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ware
Distance: 2.1
Elevation Gain: 240 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: March to November
Local Contacts: The Trustees of Reservations, Central Region
Local Maps: USGS North Brookfield, Warren
Driving Directions: Directions to Rock House Reservation Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/14/2012
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This is a fantastic trail. We hiked 2.58 miles and spent a few hours on the various trails, rock formations, and boulders. It's fun for all ages and if you walk slowly through the pine grove near the Butterfly Garden you can spot a few flying around. It's not a hard trail by any means but it's a good scenic batch of trails.



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