Mashpee River Woodlands Professional Reviews and Guides
"The town of Mashpee. The overall terrain is flat, but the trails roll up and down. Less-experienced riders should use caution around the tight curves on these trails to avoid unwanted encounters with trees. Also, watch for hikers, especially around blind corners. This is a conservation area, so be sure to ride respectfully and avoid leaving tire tracks."
--Paul Angiolillo, Mountain Biking Southern New England (Falcon Guides).
"The Mashpee River Woodlands boasts more than eight miles of trails and wood roads through 391 acres of conservation land along the 4-mile-long Mashpee River. A mixture of fresh- and saltwater marshes, abandoned bogs, dense pine forests, and pristine shoreline make this an ideal location to take a walk with your dog. Emptying into Popponesset Bay, the Mashpee River is one of Massachusetts’s finest sources of sea-run brook trout. Canoeists and anglers frequently use the river, along with birders and other wildlife enthusiasts. This hike follows the undulating contours of the woods, providing unparalleled views of each river bend below."
--Jenna Ringelheim, Best Hikes With Dogs Boston & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books).
"This sublime walk traces the west bank of the Mashpee River, a scenic waterway linking Mashpee Pond with Popponesset Bay. Several agencies—The Trustees of Reservations, the Town of Mashpee, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, Inc., and the Orenda Wildlife Land Trust—have joined together to protect both sides of the river and the adjacent woodlands; trail systems provide public access to each side. The Cape Cod Pathways map includes a trail guide with numbered stops, but there are no numbered markers along the trail. Some of the trails are marked with Cape Cod Pathways signs and are relatively well maintained; others (not used in the walk described below) are nearly impassible because of vegetation."
--David Weintraub, Walking the Cape and Islands (Menasha Ridge Press).
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