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Hapgood Wright Town Forest

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Address: Walden St, Concord, MA

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FairyLand is Sweet

This little gem has great hiking trails that offer pond-and wood-views, and a few nice places to have a picnic. The pond has it's share of frogs and wildlife so that it is pretty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This little gem has great hiking trails that offer pond-and wood-views, and a few nice places to have a picnic. The pond has it's share of frogs and wildlife so that it is pretty easy to introduce the little ones to local aquatic life. You might even be surprised by a Great Blue Heron as it takes off after getting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I took a hike through here having visited Walden Pond and felt that this area was more in the spirit of HD's philosophy. The trail was marked with stone tablets etched with quotes from HD, and there was a little history of the area known as Bristers Hill, which was farmed by an ex slave. The walk was very pleasant... More 

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Columbus IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Hapgood Wright donated this land, consisting of a bit less than 200 acres, to the town of Concord,Mass. way back in 1687, to be held "in perpetuity" as a town forest. Concord was Englands first in-land settlement in the New World in 1635, back when this was Indian territory…it was the frontier….19 miles west of Boston. Although the "Forest" is... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We downloaded a map from the Concord site, so the 5 and 8-year-old could choose which trails they wanted to follow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

This is _just_ Concord's Town Forest, a lovely bit of land not far from the town center and just across rt 2 from Walden Pond - but this is the "Fairyland" of the Alcotts and their contemporaries. With hiking trails, hills and a small pond, it is a favorite place for a short hike, and especially favored by those with... More 

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