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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Medford, Massachusetts
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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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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Beverly, Mass.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars 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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massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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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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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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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Boxford, Massachusetts
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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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