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Address: 481 Western Avenue (Route 127), Gloucester, MA 01930
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Explore a shrouded landscape of hemlock groves, a magnolia swamp, and other...

Explore a shrouded landscape of hemlock groves, a magnolia swamp, and other trees species where you'll find remnants Colonial habitation.

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Great walk

Walked on a chilly,icy winter morning. Stuck with it but should have turned back. Beautiful area,well marked and nice vistas. Will return in the spring.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walked on a chilly,icy winter morning. Stuck with it but should have turned back. Beautiful area,well marked and nice vistas. Will return in the spring.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

There on a cold windy day and it was very nice on the trails. Hiked for two hours. Not crowded. Lits if dogs which was nice. And close to rockport for lunch after.

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Thank Linda D
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I live in Somerville and wanted to go some place not to far away to check out the fall foliage and take our dog on a good walk. It was beautiful! Easy to get to and places to park. Not too many people either. We didn't look up the trails before so we just did the easy... More 

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1 Thank Sarah A
Boxford, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There are two entrances to Ravenswood. GPS sent us to a small entrance with parking only for two cars. As soon as we stepped out of the car we could hear the call of the bullfrogs from a vernal pond just off the entrance. The mossy rocks and reflections in the pond made one think they were entering another world.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Ravenswood is a beautiful place to do a little hiking.. The main trails are wider and gravel, but once you get into the outer trails they become more rugged and a little more challenging. All the trails are well kept and in some areas where it gets a bit muddy they have wooden planks to help keep you out of... More 

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1 Thank Polkadot816
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Ravenswood offers an extensive array of trails through the park. The main trail is easy going and great for everyone. The side trails offer a more rugged hike, but still very manageable. Wonderful cross country skiing in the winter. The nature center is a must stop for families with young children.

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1 Thank Anita B
Carmel, California
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200 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Ranger Station is one of a kind. Ranger Ramona maintains an excellent learning environment consisting of microscopes and binoculars and all manner of natural items for the younger set (OK, this old guy liked it too). We spent lots of time in discussion with the Ranger then enjoyed a comfortable 30 - 45 minute walk along the "Chipmunk Trail"... More 

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Thank Jim W
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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469 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A great place to hike . they have several trails. last time we did the brown and orange trails. this time we did the blue and Yellow trails. 3 hours and lots of nice hiking with streams, woods and lots of kewl sites.

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1 Thank Dibird50
Boston, Massachusetts
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630 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

So can’t wait until spring is really here and we can start hiking again! We joined the trustees of the reservation, and we have gone to many of the parks in the Boston area. This is a great park because there are several different paths (some easy, some moderate), different elevations, and different ecologies. On our last trip we walked... More 

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Thank surfinginflorida
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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159 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place is not easy to find, but once you experience, you'll never forget it. There are different trails to choose from and we enjoyed hiking one of them with our small granddaughter. It's just lovely, with many trillium patches and we thanked the generous donors all the way. Not too strenuous, but you might want a little bug spray.

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