Rocky Woods Reservation

Medfield, Massachusetts 2052

Rocky Woods Reservation

Rocky Woods Reservation Professional Review and Guide

"Rocky Woods is one of the larger properties owned by the Trustees of Reservations, and it offers a wide choice of year-round recreational activities. (Because it is so large, three walks are described here.) The focal point of the reservation is five-acre Chickering Lake, where there is catch-and-release fishing during the warmer months. Picnic tables and grills are scattered about the shoreline. Of all the activities my favorite is still hiking—or cross-country skiing in winter—on the miles of trails that pass by secluded swamps, through dense forests, and over scenic hilltops.

The name Rocky Woods is appropriate; the land is a series of uneven ridges with many rocky outcrops including Whale Rock, which looks like the back of a whale rising from the forest floor. The reservation is rich in wildlife, and early morning hikers are often treated to a sighting of a fox, partridge, or a great blue heron wading in one of the ponds. Highlights: ponds, unusual rock, fishing, secluded woodland trails."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Best spring thru fall

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Jul 2018