Highland Pond

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Michie1291
Greenfield, MA5,483 contributions
Lots of Trails to Challenge Different Levels
Jul 2020 • Family
I live right around the corner from Highland Pond. Used to take my kids there when they we little. I have taken a hike here and there since then, but I often forget how nice of a place it is.

Today I took a hike up to Sachem’s Head with 5 other members of my family, including my 5 year old grandson. Lots of trails to take depending on your skill ability. We took the path of least resistance and it still has its challenging spots. Especially near the top of Sachem’s Head where you can’t really avoid a small section of steep rocky climb. No worries, there are ropes you can grab onto to make the ascent a bit easier. The view is spectacular at the top. We sat and rested a bit and took the path across the ridge that put us right at the beginning of the road up to Poet Seat.

The trails are well groomed and marked. If you’re not into going up to Sachem’s Head, there are plenty other paths to wander down. Not very crowded and the people you encounter are pleasant.
Written July 5, 2020
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David S
194 contributions
Impressive Trail for Forest Hiking
Mar 2019 • Family
The trail around Highland Pond in Greenfield, Massachusetts is a lovely corner of Western New England. It boasts a great deal of local flora and fauna. But the general peace and tranquility of the area is most engaging. If you are lucky, you may hear the freight trains chugging out of the East Greenfield yards, heading east or west. Otherwise, you will have to be content with the buzzing of bees and bird song. Many varieties of birds nest in these woods. It is a well-used trail for mountain bikes, training marathon runners and strolling people who just want to commune with nature. There is a lookout point at Satchem's Head nearby. It is not signposted but local people can provide directions to the appropriate trail. It is not difficult to find.
Written April 1, 2019
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Cosmopolitan823406
1 contribution
Snakes lol
Oct 2018 • Family
I started walking this again very peaceful but are there any known snakes in these woods seen 2 diffent snakes in under 15 mins one was to big for my liking brown an tan colored
Written October 10, 2018
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sandyl1234
Greenfield, MA151 contributions
Just a walk
Jun 2018 • Couples
Always nice to walk around Highland where you can take a short hike in the trails, watch the frogs jump in the pond or find fireflies at night.
Written July 10, 2018
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Tom L
Northampton, MA302 contributions
Nice place to take a walk,and skate in the winter.Very safe.
May 2017 • Friends
A very good place to walk, sit and take in the quiet. Is very safe, and all the people seem friendly. You can skate on the pond in winter.
Written September 29, 2017
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Mark B
12 contributions
Excellent Park on the Edge of Town
Apr 2017 • Couples
I've Walked, Cross Country Skied, gone Snowshoing and included it in a bike ride. Right on the edge of downtown Greenfield and enjoyed by people of all sorts and interests from early morning birdwatchers to joggers and runners training for that next event.
Written September 6, 2017
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Meguey B
Amherst, MA7 contributions
Quiet walk only minutes from town
Apr 2017 • Family
We've been here many times to hike along many trails and it is always a pleasure. Listen for frogs in the vernal pools in spring!
Written August 6, 2017
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JoanneGarland
Deerfield, MA93 contributions
Wonderful for walking
Jul 2017
I come here as often as I can, at least once or twice a week, not to visit the pond itself but to walk the wide and unpaved Bear's Den Road that curves around to the south of it, through Temple Woods. Couples and families stroll through here, many walk their dogs, and some jog. I have always found this area (away from the pond itself) to be peaceful and I have felt safe. I have never encountered a coyote or bear or homeless person away from the pond. Smaller trails branch off the dirt road and go up and down hills, but much of the road itself is level. Do be mindful of ticks if you stray from the dirt road into any tall brush. Even a 20-minute stroll through this peaceful area will refresh your spirit.
Written July 6, 2017
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P A
Greenfield, MA102 contributions
A pearl of peace in a busy world
May 2016 • Family
This spot is within walking distance of Main Street, but it is a world away from the bustle. The pond and its surroundings (the park, Sachem's Head, the trail) provide a welcome respite from the norm. Each season provides a different experience, but always a calming one.
Written July 26, 2016
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acnc_mom
western mass87 contributions
Beautiful hiking trails for year round use
Dec 2015 • Couples
This is a beautiful area with many fairly level hiking trails with some mild elevation.
Frequently used by dog walkers and for recreation. Free all year availability for hiking and during the winter for informal snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

The pond was originally used for ice skating and may be set up for that in the future..
Written May 25, 2016
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