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Very short hike

Keep your expectations to a minimum and you won't be disappointed. The "hike" is .4 each way from... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2017
dave d
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Bradford, Massachusetts
Not much here

Not much to this place. Park on the side of the road by the trail map and walk up the street a few... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2015
NekoCat
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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Jun 7, 2017
“Very short hike”
Mar 5, 2016
“Rare Rhodies!”
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Approach with care this fragile habitat of rare Rosebay rhododendrons with care – here you can experience one of very few populations of this important species.
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Woodridge Road, Medfield, MA 02052
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

Keep your expectations to a minimum and you won't be disappointed. The "hike" is .4 each way from the parking lot (note: only room for 4 or 5 cars). The boardwalks are VERY slippery, moss, moisture and little sunlight make for treacherous footing. The Rhododendrons...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank dave d
Reviewed March 5, 2016

This is a sweet little park that has protection for a rare species of Rhododendrons (native). They bloom later than the common ones, so head there 2-4 weeks after the other Rhodies have finished. They are protected from deer (which we have seen!) by an...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Callisto S
Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Not much to this place. Park on the side of the road by the trail map and walk up the street a few feet, you will see the trail entrance. Trail very boggy and not well marked. Would not want to come here in the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank NekoCat
Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's nice that the Trustees are preserving a rare stand of Rhododendron, but if they're not in bloom, there's nothing much to see. Just a tiny hike through private property to get to a fenced-in enclosure with a few spindly, sparsely-leaved rhododendrons. While this site...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Janice H
Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went this past weekend to see the rhododendrons in bloom but they were shut tight still. The stand is currently in a deer proof pen that has a gate for visitors to get inside and the Town of Medfield and The Trustees have worked...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Debbie M
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

There may have been Rhododendrons here years ago; but over time, the trees have grown up an blocked off all the sunlight and killed most of the Rhododendrons. There are almost zero Rhododendrons left and the area is fairly swampy and full of mosquitoes in...More

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank ChuckCIII
Reviewed June 2, 2012

I like to loop this in with a number of hikes in the area. When in bloom the Rhododendrons are very impressive as the trail takes you next to and through the rhododendrons themselves. The trail is not big enough to qualify as a walk...More

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank Ashland A
Reviewed February 3, 2012

Not as much to see here anymore -- deer destruction of the fabulous old Rhododendrons. Now somewhat fenced off, little parking, small. Go there once.

Date of experience: July 2011
6  Thank EagleEyeBoston
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