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Address: 481 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4051
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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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Ravenswood Park

Like nature? This is one of the best to enjoy the woods, ponds, trails and peace and serenity ~ Great for all season and for individuals, couples, families and the dogs ~ Bring... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 15, 2016
Carol L M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Like nature? This is one of the best to enjoy the woods, ponds, trails and peace and serenity ~ Great for all season and for individuals, couples, families and the dogs ~ Bring own doggie doo bag please.

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Somewhere near Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I have gone to this place for years, long before it was a Trustees' property, and have always loved the almost zen-like qualities of its trails wandering amongst the boulders. There are no huge sights within the park, it's just a beautiful place overall. There is a worthy overlook where you can view Eastern Point of Gloucester. Since the Trustees'... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Trustees of Reservations have maintained an excellent system of carriage roads (smooth enough for cross-country skiing in the winter) and trails (some suitable for snowshoes) where you can walk for miles in the woods, with a few ocean vistas. The 10 miles of trails provide many different routes and levels of difficulty. The Great Magnolia Swamp, where there are... More 

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Waitsfield, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I've been to this park a few times whenever I travel to the area. When I went this summer the magnolias were all in bloom around the pond. It was beyond spectacular! Great place to walk dogs too.

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Thank APatrickF
Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Beautiful in all the four seasons and popular with the locals and their dogs, there is variety of scenery. The boardwalk well-worth checking out but make sure you have bug spray on during the warmer months.

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Bradford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Wear a hat if you visit in July/Aug, the deer flies are brutal. Trails are well maintained and clearly marked. One good view along the Ledge hill trail and the Hermits Plaque can be visited at the end of the trail.

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Thank dave d
Beverly, Mass.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

I love this spot as a great place to get out and enjoy the outdoors with my dog. There's swamp trails, woods trails and even a good view of the ocean in a spot. There's various level of difficulties for the trails, from the big, wide, smooth fire road up the middle to smaller, winding, rougher trails too. The parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Love coming here with friends and our dogs exploring the trails and seeing the beautiful wilderness! Love that this is still a dog friendly place in Gloucester !

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

I think I know. We love Ravenswood for a charming walk in a well preserved park. We go twice a day since dogs are allowed off leash. The vernal ponds are very cool, the Swamp walk is a must (though not with dogs off leash and they become mud hounds). Highly recommended hike/walk/stroll.

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Thank Suzanne P
Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

The biggest limitation to this park is the parking available. Lots of great trails, lots of places to explore, and REALLY WELL marked paths. Plenty to see and enjoy. You could spend 1-4 hours easily. Bring a snack or picnic!

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