Mashpee River Reservation
Mashpee River Reservation
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Little affected by development, this tidal stream remains one of the region's pristine environments. Experience the river on shoreside foot trails or by paddle.
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CATTSAR
Provincetown, MA22,653 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I had some stuff to do in Mashpee but was antsy to do something outdoors and fun. The sun came out and it was mild and this seemed to be the answer. I was just five minutes from the trail head. I inadvertently chose the Thorp Trail and followed it for over a mile. It took me over three small foot bridges and runs parallel to the river. The path is wide and well marked but be aware there are several steep hills, though none more then 20-30 feet (6-9 m) high. There are numerous great views of the river through the trees as well as cut offs that bring near the water's edge. Though it was well past peak for foliage there were still some impressive splashes of color. My total hike was about three miles (5 km) and was a perfect way to spend about an hour. It is free to enter.
Written October 27, 2020
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barry w
Norton, MA131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
My wife and I have traveled 100s of miles on the trails around the Mashpee River. The trails are well cared for and area is very beautiful with spring and fall a delightful times to visit. Wear a hat and don't worry about cyotes; weve seen one deer in 13 years.
Written July 8, 2013
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mtadams1
Mashpee, MA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
Bald eagles, ospreys, songbirds, wildlife, peace, and serenity are all waiting for you here. It is never crowded; in fact, you will rarely see another walker. Great for "walking meditation" or just appreciating nature.
Written July 29, 2013
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Lavarcham
Poulton Le Fylde, UK3,361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
I had read about the Mashpee Old Indian Meeting House so we set off to find it from our base where we were staying in Chatham. It isn't so easy to find but was well worth the effort. The day was bright warm and sunny and the doors of the meeting house were thrown open welcomingly. Inside the ante room has an intriguing painting of Christ and disciples portrayed as native americans. The main room is simply furnished and has a calming effect. Outside we walked through the beautifully kept graveyard thinking about the native americans and the injustices they have had to endure from us incomers. There was none else about other than a woman who was tending the grounds. She gave us a friendly wave as we eventually left. I was so glad that we searched this out and the memory of being here will stay with me.
Written February 4, 2017
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jsw155203
Cape Cod, MA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
Three access points with off street parking, Old Meetinghouse Rd, Quinquiseett Rd, and Mashpee Neck Rd. Trails on both sides of river. Trails are well marked for the most park. SN trail seems to be poorly marked the longer you follow it. Few other hikers and some mountain bikes. Lots of dog walkers but they mostly are near parking areas. Decent amount of wildlife, most frequently Ospreys, cranes, some waterfowl.
Written August 5, 2016
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wpdesousa-mauk
Centerville, MA2,147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
This wonderland of Cape landscapes is a must-see for everyone! Sidle alongside the Mashpee River and its surrounding grassland, forests, ponds, bridges and trails for a one-of-a-kind Mid Cape excursion well worth the trouble.

We saw eagles, osprey, foxes and all kinds of water fowl plus caners, kayakers and fellow hikers. For a real treat, go when the fall colors abound for a truly magical excursion less than one miles from Mashpee Commons!
Written October 7, 2015
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AshBernadette88
Huntsville, AL1,579 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
This trail is a great little place to take a walk! The atmosphere is quite peaceful, and you'll follow the course of the Mashpee River over several miles of well-marked trail. The grade is also gentle, so almost anyone can walk this trail without issue. My husband and I didn't see anyone else on the trail for the 90 minutes we were walking.

Just make sure to bring bug spray; ticks are a huge problem out here, including deer ticks, the ones that carry Lyme Disease.
Written June 30, 2016
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Anne A
Oshawa120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We enjoyed the hike through the reservation even though there are no marked trails. Anyone who is directionally challenged might have a problem finding their way out. We saw herons and hawks.
Written November 4, 2019
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travel5bugEuro
Billerica, MA798 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
We parked on River Road to get to the gorgeous Mashpee River. It is down the street from New Seabury and close to our timeshare.

We just crossed one other person walking their dogs.

It is a well kept trail and has a lot of wildlife. We even managed to see deer on the other side of the riverbank. Wonderful place to take nature photos.

Great place to walk if nearby.
Written August 18, 2015
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Ellen M
Barnstable, MA6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
I like exploring this area with my friends and my dog during the summer months, it is a nice place to relax.
Written November 30, 2014
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