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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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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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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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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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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A Great place for a hike with several different trails. We did 4 miles and two trails. A lot of people walk their dogs there too. It starts with carriage type trails and goes into smaller trails marked by colors. There are a handful of views such as A Quarry and a view of a lighthouse and the ocean. Not... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We got up early, had breakfast, and went to Ravenswood for a lovely walk. The main trails are old carriage roads, and thus they are relatively smooth, good for me with my arthritic knee. The paths do run up and down some, so we got a good workout despite not truly hiking. The visitor center (this is Trustees of Reservations... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We hiked here on a lovely spring day and spent nearly 3 hours. The trails go through pine and oak woods with a wild magnolia swamp board walk, enormous glacial bolder fields, and around a pond and old quarry. Make sure you go into the visitor center and learn about the history of Magnolia and the wild magnolias from Ramona.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The quality of light is never better than winter time. Fun to watch dogs bounding through snow, and feels like walking in a snowglobe each time the trees sway and shake flakes down like glitter.

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Havelock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

You can make several visits before you walk all the trails. We just had a couple of hours and hiked a few of the outer trails. Trails run from easy to moderate, Your GPS may tell you that you have arrived when you have not. If coming from Gloucester, keep going straight and the entrance will be on your right.... More 

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South Haven, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This park is a woodsy area with a variety of trail. People were bringing their dogs for walks but all were well behaved. It's a nice little get away for people.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My Husband and I love taking long hikes at Ravenswood. It is so beautiful there. It is also dog friendly.

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