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Retreat Trails

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edmondite wrote a review Oct 2019
edmond, oklahoma1,082 contributions231 helpful votes
We parked just past the trailhead sign by the Harris Hill Ski Jump and hiked the outer loop of the trail, then up to the Retreat tower! You can't see the tower until you are right upon it. We hiked back down to check out the cemetery as well. Neat place.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Diane S wrote a review Oct 2019
Maryland16 contributions5 helpful votes
We visited last week and it was beautiful weather and even more beautiful views! The trails give you a good workout. I am not in perfect shape but I am also not in bad shape (I walk a few miles daily, but on flat or mild terrain) and even the easiest rates trail proved to be a good cardio workout for me. I would like to go back and walk the other trails!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Aud E wrote a review Oct 2019
Grafton, Massachusetts507 contributions164 helpful votes
We started at Retreat Farm, which was having a festival but their website said they had access to the 9 miles of trails, which we were unable to find. We ended up googling the trailheads and found one nearby. We were hoping for a non-strenuous walk, with the pups and none of the trail descriptions we could find gave a description of the walk. We ended up at a trail that was very much uphill/hike-like, we crossed fields that had seriously tall grasses and while there were posts randomly throughout - none of them identified where we were, there were no signs on them! This area would make an incredible Eagle Scout project for some Boy Scout and would be incredibly helpful for folks looking to traverse the trails. We took several wrong turns and and it wasn't an enjoyable experience, especially after we'd hiked uphill for quite a time and wanted a downhill trail to take us back.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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travelingteacher51 wrote a review Sep 2019
Pepperell, Massachusetts1,401 contributions200 helpful votes
#1 go to the ski jump and park. At the street go left about 300 feet and you will find the trail sign. We did not hike that trail so I can not tell you anything about the hike. #2 we hiked. Find Rt 30 Linden Street find and go down Oak Street to the very end to Chase St. Go left. You will see a big yellow house. Park there. On the right of the house is a driveway that is for several houses. Walk down the public right of way about 300feet to the cemetary and trail head for Retreat Trails. Enjoy looking at the Retreat cemetary but the grave markers are no longer readable. The trail is easy to follow to the tower. It only goes up. It took about 15 minutes. It is flat but uphill and easy to walk even for those out of shape. I used walking poles. There is not much of a view but the tower is fun to look at. Have fun. I hope this helped.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gail V wrote a review Sep 2019
Everett, Washington331 contributions76 helpful votes
We would suggest downloading the maps of the trail in case there aren’t any at the trailheads. The signage was good if you enter from the ski jump area. The entire trails are not too difficult and easy for out of shape older adults. The tower is quite magnificent considering it was made by the insane asylums patients. There are only two times a year that it is open so we were not able to see inside. The Cemetary is very old and as such you couldn’t read most of the tombstones. The old asylum is still there but jot open to the public
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Date of experience: September 2019
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