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Slight hike but sweeping views worth it!

Head north west on School street in Manchester and this spot is on your right, half mile from Route... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
northshore, massachusetts
Very short hike to two large erratics

Worth the little time it takes to visit one or both of the large boulders. Only a mile to do the... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2016
dave d
Bradford, Massachusetts
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Ascend a small hill to where a massive granite monolith juts into the sky, then pass a swamp where another huge boulder has sat as silent witness for millennia.
School Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Head north west on School street in Manchester and this spot is on your right, half mile from Route 128. There is free parking and a trail that ends at a fire tower. Great natural walk to vista

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Reviewed June 24, 2017

We were looking forward to taking the trail to Agassiz rock. Unfortunately, when it rains a lot, the trails get very muddy. We happened to stop during this time. Also, we should have put on insect repellant because there were lots of mosquitos. We only...More

1  Thank Darlene K
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Beautiful easy hike for those who are ready to get out of their car or away from being a tourist in Boston. Interesting sign post at entrance to path. We just happened upon this and enjoyed the walk.

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Reviewed July 17, 2016

Worth the little time it takes to visit one or both of the large boulders. Only a mile to do the full loop. Very buggy in July!

2  Thank dave d
Reviewed May 22, 2016

It's pretty short one, and really don't treat it as location to visit on purpose. If you are in area, near by Singing beach, just visit this if interested to get into woods, with your dog so. not much great place to visit for.

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Reviewed August 1, 2015

Nice trail through a marsh, not much to see doesn't make it a must stop. But great for your everyday nature lover.

1  Thank John C
Reviewed April 23, 2015

Agassiz Rock(s) are rocks left in the woods after the last glacier melted. The walk was quite nice and peaceful, despite being close to the highway. Walking up the trail, you will pass several vernal ponds that were quite beautiful. There were various animals around...More

3  Thank Jake_MA_11
Reviewed April 23, 2015

Agassazi Rock is yet another excellent Trustees property. The entire walk over easy to not quite moderate terrain is scenic and we were the only ones on the trail for nearly 2 hours. Our 3-year old granddaughter was able to navigate the entire route even...More

2  Thank Jim W
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