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“A Walk in the Woods and Fields”
Review of Mount Misery

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Mount Misery
Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Walk in the Woods and Fields”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Mt Misery is a hill in Boston Metro West. Although not a "destination" hike, the conservation land of its location is laced with pleasant foot paths that are mostly on old woods roads (read wide, fairly smooth, good footing, and gentle grade). Views from the top of Misery are underwhelming. Some of the paths are open to mountain bikes.

Most trails seem to be marked but informational signage is rare; a map from the relevant town conservation commission would help. In principle it should be possible to walk from Rte 117 near the Sudbury River crossing to Walden Pond in Concord; however, since one is traversing public lands in 3 different towns, the way is not obvious.

My wife and I walked from the Rte 117 parking area, up Misery and eventually to the Lincoln MBTA train stop where there are shops, restaurants and a supermarket. On the Sunday we were there the place was mostly closed except for one restaurant ($$) and the market (which has a deli with sandwiches). We found the path from the Mt Misery area to Lincoln by asking a volunteer ate the community farm. By the most direct route the one way distance is about 2 miles.

All in all, a pleasant place to walk and explore. Appropriate for all ages.

Visited November 2013
5 Thank John C
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13 reviews from our community

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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Place in the Fall”
Reviewed 10 October 2012

It might be a bit much to call it "Mount" but it's a beautiful spot. It was quite windy and so as we walked along the trail there were leaves falling down everywhere. It was absolutely beautiful. There weren't a lot of people there so it was a great walk around with my husband and enjoy nature. If you want a quick hike in the woods this is the place to go!

Visited October 2012
2 Thank JSab2008
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Arusha, Tanzania
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103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“It Isn't What You Think It Is”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

This is a great place for a walk in the Concord/Lincoln area woods. There are many different trails and most are an easy walk. Fall is a spectacular time to walk in these woods as the colors are sensational. Take the time to scope out the trail(s) that you want to explore. The trails are well maintained and easy to follow.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank Gil W
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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Varied Trails in One Small-ish Park”
Reviewed 25 June 2011

Mt Misery, in Lincoln, MA, is relatively small, but has trails in a variety of settings. A wide hard-packed dirt path goes through a heavily wooded area, with no sign of civilization, leading to a wide open to the sky dirt trail leading through one of the last working farms in Greater Boston. Then there is the narrow trail to the short summit of Mt Misery, occasionally steep. A very good day trip. Bring a cold drink and a sandwich. And a trash bag. There is a trail map posted in a small parking lot off Rte. 117, and there may or may not be handouts available with a map.

Visited May 2011
5 Thank BostonVeteran
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