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Rock House Reservation

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Very Cool Place for a Hike Right on Route 9 Plus Great Views

I believe Rock House Reservation is among my favorite places for a short hike. It's great for... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
susanwinetasting
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Putnam, Connecticut
A lovely place to walk in any season

The Rock House Reservation is very near to my home so I go there often. There are a number of... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
reginaedmonds
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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Kids will enjoy exploring the jumble of boulders that forms this "house," beyond which you'll discover a small, serene pond.
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Route 9, West Brookfield, MA 01506
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+1 978-840-4446
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

I believe Rock House Reservation is among my favorite places for a short hike. It's great for couples, families or those who hike solo. The is a significant grade leading up to the Rock House itself. The views are stunning, particularly in the autumn and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank susanwinetasting
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The Rock House Reservation is very near to my home so I go there often. There are a number of beautiful dimensions to the Rock House Reservation including a small pond, a rocky area that forms a protective overhang, and many well marked trails to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank reginaedmonds
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Love going here for a hike, although be prepared for ticks especially if you plan to bring Rover with you.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tammy B
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Easy roadside stop. Free. Easy for family and kids (no strollers). Not a serious hike, but well worth the time. The rocks are amazing. Toilet available near the trail-head. We heard there would be lots of mosquitoes, but before noon that was not the case.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank kcemail2001
Reviewed June 29, 2017

We have lived less than 5 miles from Rock House Reservation for over 35 years. Our children and grandchildren are still enjoying it. We have hiked the trails and participated in geo-caching, letter boxing, scouting events, and family outings. don't forget that you are in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Adrienne49
Reviewed May 17, 2017

My wife and i go here if we want a nice walk. Thru the woods and climbing on the rocks overlooking the pond.Many interesting facts about this place.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank pakasuz2
Reviewed May 16, 2017

a fun hike through the woods. a bit uphill. can be buggy because it is shady so bring repellent. right off the state road.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank hiker256
Reviewed April 10, 2017

What a wonderful free place to explore. No matter spring, summer, or fall, hiking here is magical. So much to see and explore and have fun.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Karen H
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Great trails close to Palmer, Ware, Brookfields, etc....some trails not signed that great but easy enough to finally get back on track if you miss something. Multi levels - not overly strenuous but a few good spots to work up a little heat in the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 266KateF266
Reviewed October 31, 2016

What a beautiful hiking trail area and awesome climbing rocks! The rocks are huge and there are places to climb and explore. There are clearly marked trails and trail maps posted so you won't get lost. You must be able to hike as there are...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank BeachGirl_CoffeeLuv
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