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."