This short and easy trail is a good out-and-back for small children. There are cool trees, a bubbling brook, massive stone walls, and Old Pond to look at in this 105 acres. Old Pond (and New Pond just down the road) are great spots for fishing!
HOW TO GET THERE
South Easton, MA 02375
Parking is available in a gravel lot right by the Old Pond dam.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION & MAP
This is a short, well-marked, relatively straight trail through the woods and back. You are never far from civilization, yet it feels extremely peaceful and secluded.
Rated on a scale of 1 (difficult/not good) to 5 (easy/awesome!)
P – Parking & Access – 3 (There is parking in a designated gravel lot; it is small enough that it could get tight on weekends, but we’ve never seen it full.)
I – Interest Level – 2 (This is a pretty straightforward trail without a ton of extras for kids. However, it’s a good introductory trail and the nearby pond/fishing is a bonus.)
N – Navigation – 5 (The trail is well marked and easy to follow. When you hit the road at the end, turn around and backtrack.)
T – Terrain – 3 (dirt with rocks and roots; flat; some wet parts where you may find yourself hopping from mossy rock to mossy rock. Still could be done with a jogging stroller, especially if you have help to lift the stroller through the wet parts.)
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
- Old Pond
2. The stone walls
3. The “elephant” foot tree trunk…and some other weird tree trunks