Tantiusques
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Follow a loop trail through quiet woodlands then visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and, later, European settlers.
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Keith N
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
Interesting place to visit besides the regular stuff. Historical place. Give yourself a least 90 minutes to look and read.
Written 5 October 2019
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lmzajac
Sturbridge, MA19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Bring a flashlight to explore the cave, and hiking/walking shoes to explore some of the short trails. Good spot for a picnic. Adequate parking and signage.
Written 20 August 2018
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dave d
Bradford, MA327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
There are more trails than shown on the Trustees of Reservations site, so pay attention out there! The Trustees portion is well maintained and features a mineshaft (blocked) and a LOT of mountain laurel.
Written 23 June 2017
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MelissaMS61
Hopedale, MA618 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Very scenic, quiet and peaceful. However, the trail map is horrific, and we spent a very long time trying to find our way back to the parking lot. At one point, we called a friend on our cell phone to say if we weren't back in half an hour more to please call the police. I still recommend it, but don't rely on the map - REALLY watch the trail markers - which do NOT match the colors on the map!! Maybe even take photos of turn locations.
Written 6 November 2016
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Tara B
Glastonbury, CT28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
This is a nice park for hiking, though not all the trails are marked and the trail map at the entrance is not that clear. One can easily get lost. The terrain is hilly and not as easy a hike as in Westville Recreation Area. But for those that like to get lost in the woods, it is a nice park. Websites mentioned ruins, which we found across the street, not in the park. There is also a lead mine opening on site, closed (for safety we assume). The woodland was quite heavily infested with gnats and mosquitoes on the day we went. These were particularly vicious. I had to keep my hood up and tied and sunglasses on; they were still crawling into my hood and literally "pinging" off my sunglasses as well as going up my nose and in my mouth.
Written 6 May 2015
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justinhm2fs
Massachusetts32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
This place would have been great if they didn't put up a big iron gate in front of the mine!

The trail itself is a little over a mile long, and is very quiet and peacful. I didn't ding it to one star review because there are a few spots that you can explore off of the trail where you can see the rocks cut from early mining.

Luckily, BT's Smokehouse was nearby so it made the long trip out to Sturbridge worth it. If you like BBQ, you should give this place a try.
Written 4 August 2013
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Ryan L
Brimfield, MA243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012
I have been hiking this for many years and it is a great place to bring the family and hike through. At the beginning there is a old mine shaft that you can go into. If you look close enough you can see bats hanging on the walls! As you go on the trails there are some collapsed mines that you can explore as well. There is always wildlife to be seen if you are quiet enough. Overall amazing place to hike!!
Written 30 June 2013
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Tina P
Worcester county, Massachusetts9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012
Fun hike for all. There is a graphite mine shaft here. It's not very deep and is a dead end at the beginning of the trail. A very pretty walk and plenty of rocks for the kids to climb on. During hunting season, remember to wear bright colors!!
Written 15 January 2013
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