Borderland State Park Professional Review and Guide
"Managed from the start for wildlife and nature appreciation, the 1906 estate of botanist Oakes Ames and his artist wife, Blanche, offers present-day travelers a fine natural arena to explore. Within its 1,772 acres, find ponds, a cedar swamp, field, woods, and rocky hills, as well as a superb system of short trails, suggesting a variety of hikes.
Located five miles south of Sharon. Two hikes incorporate many of the trails, applauding the area's varied habitats and overall relaxation. One features the ponds, the other the wooded rocky hills.
Special attractions: Stone mansion; old quarry; scenic ponds; spring flowering trees, shrubs, and wildflowers; Atlantic white cedar swamp; wildlife watching; fishing; fall foliage."