Noanet Woodlands

Dover, Massachusetts 2030

Noanet Woodlands

Noanet Woodlands Professional Guide

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"An extensive network of trails leads to a millpond and waterfall and up to modest Noanet Peak, where there are views across forested hills to the Boston skyline."

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Best Hikes Near Boston (Falcon Guides)
Steve Mirsky
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"This 800-acre preserve offers a good mix of passive recreation like fishing in the mill pond for blue gills, summit views of the Boston skyline, and an historic ironwork site. This is all possible due not only to the foresight of Amelia Peabody, who added to her estate over the years, but also to her generosity in donating it for public use while she was still alive."
Best Hikes With Dogs Boston & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Jenna Ringelheim
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"Less than an hour away from the city, Noanet Woodlands is one of the area’s best-kept secrets for hiking with your dog. The quiet surroundings, diverse environments, and spectacular views make these 695 acres a great place to visit year-round. Noanet Woodlands features three color-coded trails (yellow, blue, and red), and many intersections are marked with a number. The Trustees of Reservation map makes it much easier to navigate the network of trails."
"Like the nearby, affluent town of Dover, this rolling ramble seems built for comfort. Its broad, well-marked trails with their numbered intersections bring you across a brook and over a scenic vista as a proper introduction before leading up to Noanet Peak. At 371 feet the peak itself offers a peek at the Boston skyline 20 miles to the east. This loop also passes near a historic millpond and stone millworks as it leads through a mature white pine and red oak forest, punctuated with beech and birch trees."
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Boston - 2nd Edition (Menasha Ridge Press)
Lafe Low and Helen Weatherall
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"This hike traverses undulating woodlands named for Noanet, a chief of the Natick tribe who was well-known among Dover's first white settlers. Circling the ravine carved by Noanet Brook, the trail diverts to the reservation's highest point, Noanet Peak, then passes near the site of a 19th century mill. The Noanet Woodlands is dog-friendly, but dogs are not allowed in the parking lot at the adjoining Caryl Park."

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Trail Information

Dover
Nearby City
3.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour 45 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS Framingham, Medfield
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