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“Great hike to a beautiful view of the Charles River.”
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Rocky Narrows
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Sherborn
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Owner description: By foot or canoe, enjoy incomparable views of the Charles River at its most serene as it slowly winds between granite walls. Or amble among pine groves and past wetlands along seven miles of trails and footpaths.
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great hike to a beautiful view of the Charles River.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

Rocky Narrows is a lovely wooded hiking area. It has moderately strenuous inclines on rocky trails. At the top there's a beautiful view of the Charles River, especially gorgeous with autumn color!

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“Great trails close to Charles River with spectacular views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

Rocky Narrows is a great place for short hikes through the woods, with some spectacular viewpoints. There's two parking places - one on S Main Street (Route 27) which has only a handful of parking places, and another Forest Street (about the same size, but easier to get into).

Following the Red Trail will get you to King Philip's Overlook and Rocky Narrows Overlook, both with great views across the Charles River. The trails aren't that well marked, but there's usually plenty of people to help (lots of dog walkers). The walking is sometimes wet and steep, but not at all difficult.

Warning: In summer, some of the trails can become impossible because of mosquitoes!

Visited December 2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Great Kayak Or Canoe Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

Rocky Narrows is both land and Charles River. We usually go by river since it is a lovely trip that is easily accessible. You can put in about one mile upstream at the Route 27 Medfield section of the Charles River and follow downstream. You will know the narrows the begin by the granite cliffs to your left just after you go under a railroad bridge. There is good fishing in this area for largemouth bass, perch, pickerel, and even some carp.

Spring can see high water and some rapid current but nothing dangerous. Summer can get quite low in some spots. There are a couple of obvious places to pull out for a picnic and you really feel like you are away from it all even though you are only a mile or so from some very populated areas.

In the Narrows area you can hike off to the left side of the river for the main Narrows land or off to the right side of the river on the lands of the now closed Medfield State Hospital. I enjoy June the best with good water levels, flowers in bloom, fish, and waterfowl. A couple of miles upstream is a big area for Great Blue Herons and it is common to see them sitting on the side of the river or fly up or down stream with their huge wingspan and annoyed squawk.

Visited August 2011
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