Willowdale State Forest

Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938

Willowdale State Forest

Willowdale State Forest Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike explores the Pine Swamp of the popular Willowdale State Forest, taking a detour halfway through to travel along the Ipswich River to a scenic 19th century milldam.From the Willowdale State Forest parking area on the side of Linebrook Road, navigate past the green steel fence, and hike south on the mowed path to the left of a cultivated strawberry field. Sloping to the edge of the farmland, the trail divides in two as it reaches shade.

Deer ticks are common in these woods, so check yourself carefully after hiking. Also note that hunting is allowed in November and December."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Additional Use
Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation and Resources, mass.gov/locations/willowdale-state-forest 617-626-1250
Local Contacts
Posted at trailhead or at tinyurl.com/willowdalemap
Local Maps