Madison Boulder

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Curious Traveler
New England139 contributions
Family
This is one of those odd, fascinating, natural attractions that you will be happy to say you stopped and took it in. Short drive down a dirt road, followed by a short, easy 10 minute walk to the boulder/glacial erratic. Educational & Entertaining. Enjoy your visit!
Written August 5, 2020
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DodgerMom668
Massachusetts272 contributions
Friends
Definitely worth the detour if you're in the Madison or Conway Area. The Madison Boulder is tucked away off Rte 113. It's only a mile round trip hike and fairly level. While I read about how large the boulder was, it’s truly amazing when you’re standing at the base of it. Be aware there are no bathroom facilities at this location.
Written February 18, 2013
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Michele L
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Amazing how huge this Boulder is, easy walk , glad we took the time to do this mini adventure! Had a 4 and 5 year old with us and they were amazed by the size!
Written September 9, 2019
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Cabadrin
Quincy, MA106 contributions
We visited the boulder, and weren't sure what to expect. It's off the main road a bit, with a small parking lot and well-trod path to the boulder. It's huge - a massive chunk of granite that hitched a ride tens of thousands of years ago. But that's kinda it - we walked around it a few times, read the signs, went "Neat!" and continued on our way.
Written November 11, 2020
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MoJoTours
Scotland, UK420 contributions
Couples
En route to Conway we took a small detour onto the 113 off the 16, and once in Madison, followed the signs for the Boulder - very well signposted. You should find it easily. The small car parking lot holds about five cars. Be sure to wear insect repellant as you have a short five minute walk along a broad flat footpath through a forest in order to reach the Boulder. WOW. It's a magnificent example of a glacial erratic - a massive rock that has been deposited here by a glacier. There is a small information board explaining it all and great photo shots from all angles. And it's absolutely FREE of charge! Fantastic. Our only disappointment was that one or two senseless people have graffitied parts of the Boulder. Thankfully their actions are not visible from a distance, only close up.
Written October 8, 2018
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StarWeez
NH691 contributions
Couples
You used to be able to drive the access road to within about 75 yards of the boulder. No more. A gate at the end of the parking lot closes the road to vehicular access. You now have to hike 250-300 yards to get from the lot to the boulder. The one handicapped parking space is a bit of a cruel joke; if you have a walking disability, access is now difficult or impossible. I used to drive elderly relatives in to see Madison Boulder. Yeah, I realize that restricting access makes it more difficult for riff raff to drive in and trash the area without getting caught. But it renders this attraction nearly inaccessible to handicapped people.

Be sure to cover yourself with bug spray and a head net, or the mosquitoes will eat you alive.

If you are into glacial geology or like gazing at monster rocks, you will get a kick out of visiting Madison Boulder. Do it while you are still mobile.

The best part of the trip for my companion was when she spotted and photographed a clump of five pink lady slippers beside the trail.
Written June 10, 2018
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marko18745
Houston, TX675 contributions
Couples
That’s one huge rounded rock. North America’s biggest glacial eratic means the glacier plucked it from about two miles away and carried it here. When the glacier melted, it was stranded. One of the biggest in the world. Worth seeing. Minimal signage does a good job of explaining. Easy to drive to small parking lot. Then walk on a wide level gravel path for about 2 hundred yards through a beautiful forrest. Everything well marked. A must-see for nature lovers.
Written October 2, 2018
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Sha-Sha47
Rochester, NH219 contributions
Family
My husband and I trekked into the area to see the huge boulder. He has mobility issues but was able to walk the pretty path into the site. One does not expect to see such a large boulder sitting there. Interesting. If you are interested in geological features you might want to check out the large boulder at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA. It is 60 ft. high and 2 hundred yards wide. It was said to be an ancient ritual stone used by the Native Americans in the area. Unlike the Madison boulder the one in Gloucester is accessible from the back by steps that have been carved into the stone.
Written September 7, 2018
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Bob F
Goshen, NY303 contributions
Couples
Your first impression is wow it's just a big rock. Then you walk around it and it just seems so out of place, Then you ponder it and holy crap this is just plain amazing, I mean how did this ever get here, oh yeah, it got pushed by a glacier. I think it's a must see but than again I live this stuff. 2662 tons of rock, whats not to like.
Written August 25, 2018
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SRG901
Wells, ME82 contributions
If you are in the area this is an interesting sight to see for a quick side trip or a place to get out and stretch your legs. A HUGE boulder in the middle of the woods is not something you see everyday. It's a very short walk form the parking lot to the boulder. Be sure to stop and read the info board to learn about it. The only thing that disappointed us was that there were no picnic tables.
Written August 17, 2017
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