Located right behind the Easton Town Pool on Lincoln St., this well-marked network of trails features plenty of parking, an uncrowded setting, and some interesting sights to see.
HOW TO GET THERE
Easton Town Pool
101 Lincoln St.
North Easton, MA 02356
At Lincoln St. look for the small sign that says Town Pool. Go down the long entrance to the parking area. The Town Pool is fenced in, and the trailheads (there are two) are behind you. For our route, enter through the trailhead with the map.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION & MAP:
Enter at the Parking symbol. Take the red trail (either path) to the yellow figure eight loops. It is around 2 miles to do the yellow loops on the map. Just be careful: right around the broken dam, the yellow trail splits. You can go right or left–go left to stay on the map. If you go right, this portion of yellow trail is literally NOT ON THE MAP and will take you out onto busy Lincoln street about a mile away from the parking lot!! It’s not hard to stay on the trail, luckily. Again, after you pass the broken dam, just stay to the left.
Rated on a scale of 1 (difficult/not good) to 5 (easy/awesome!)
P – Parking & Access – 4 (the lot can be crowded when the pool is open)
I – Interest Level – 3 (varied terrain, a cool broken dam to look at, “hallway” of pine trees, spying in peoples’ back yards…)
N – Navigation – 4 (well-marked trail, easy to follow, some potentially confusing areas)
T – Terrain – 3 (not too bumpy or rocky on the trail, but there is one very steep area on the first loop (by the dam) that would be hard with a stroller unless you had someone to help bring the stroller down. This section could also be difficult for anyone with balance issues.)
The P.I.N.T. Score represents our opinions on this trail. It reflects our experience, perception, and physical health. Therefore, the scores are not intended to be expert advice, nor will they be accurate for everyone: we cannot judge what may or may not be appropriate for each individual’s different abilities. Consult a physician or medical expert before attempting any new physical activity. Hiking contains inherent hazards, so hike at your own risk. You should always make your own decisions about what level of physical activity is appropriate for you and your family. Weather and other factors may affect trail conditions. Remember, trail conditions may change suddenly and drastically at any time.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Off the red trail (the one closest to the parking lot) you can find some rusty old shovels lying in the woods. Easton is known as Shoveltown because of the shovel factory that used to be here. Read about Easton’s history and the Ames Family here!
2. At the top of a small hill, you’ll have a great view of Flyaway Pond and an old smashed up dam. This is the most treacherous piece of terrain of the first yellow loop trail.
3. Check out the bench to sit on in the “hall of trees” (first yellow loop, on the way back).