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Ravenswood Park

481 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4051
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A wonderful short or long hike near Gloucester

I have gone to this place for years, long before it was a Trustees' property, and have always loved... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Rick P
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Somewhere near Boston
Good Walking All Year

The Trustees of Reservations have maintained an excellent system of carriage roads (smooth enough... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
RockportBirder
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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Explore a shrouded landscape of hemlock groves, a magnolia swamp, and other trees species where you'll find remnants Colonial habitation.
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“great trails” (3 reviews)
“dog walking” (3 reviews)
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481 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4051
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have gone to this place for years, long before it was a Trustees' property, and have always loved the almost zen-like qualities of its trails wandering amongst the boulders. There are no huge sights within the park, it's just a beautiful place overall. There...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Trustees of Reservations have maintained an excellent system of carriage roads (smooth enough for cross-country skiing in the winter) and trails (some suitable for snowshoes) where you can walk for miles in the woods, with a few ocean vistas. The 10 miles of trails...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've been to this park a few times whenever I travel to the area. When I went this summer the magnolias were all in bloom around the pond. It was beyond spectacular! Great place to walk dogs too.

Thank APatrickF
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Beautiful in all the four seasons and popular with the locals and their dogs, there is variety of scenery. The boardwalk well-worth checking out but make sure you have bug spray on during the warmer months.

Thank sam t
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Wear a hat if you visit in July/Aug, the deer flies are brutal. Trails are well maintained and clearly marked. One good view along the Ledge hill trail and the Hermits Plaque can be visited at the end of the trail.

Thank dave d
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I love this spot as a great place to get out and enjoy the outdoors with my dog. There's swamp trails, woods trails and even a good view of the ocean in a spot. There's various level of difficulties for the trails, from the big,...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Love coming here with friends and our dogs exploring the trails and seeing the beautiful wilderness! Love that this is still a dog friendly place in Gloucester !

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

I think I know. We love Ravenswood for a charming walk in a well preserved park. We go twice a day since dogs are allowed off leash. The vernal ponds are very cool, the Swamp walk is a must (though not with dogs off leash...More

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The biggest limitation to this park is the parking available. Lots of great trails, lots of places to explore, and REALLY WELL marked paths. Plenty to see and enjoy. You could spend 1-4 hours easily. Bring a snack or picnic!

Thank leaton01
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Walked on a chilly,icy winter morning. Stuck with it but should have turned back. Beautiful area,well marked and nice vistas. Will return in the spring.

Thank mil421
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