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Borderland State Park

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A Nice Surprise

Living in the south eastern area for a while, but never had the need to look for other areas to... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2012
Boston, Massachusetts
peaceful, scenic, well maintained

Upon moving from Cape Cod to Norton in the fall, my wife and I searched for a wooded, scenic area... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2012
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  • Average2%
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“mile loop”(3 reviews)
“walk hike”(2 reviews)
The 3-story home built by artist and suffragist Blanche Ames and her botanist husband Oakes, is the centerpiece of this park. Visitors can also walk and horseback ride, fish, canoe, ice-skate and sled.
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259 Massapoag Ave., Easton, MA
+1 508-238-6566
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

Living in the south eastern area for a while, but never had the need to look for other areas to enjoy outdoor activities or nice outdoor places to visit. On a whim, we decided to do some scouting for other areas to walk and explore,...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Upon moving from Cape Cod to Norton in the fall, my wife and I searched for a wooded, scenic area to walk. Since finding Boarderland, we have visited several times. It offers wide tranquil trails for easy walking and more moderate climbs. It covers a...More

1  Thank capecodderOrleans
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Ponds, tails, meadows, and wild life. Very good visitor's center, outstanding parking. Can walk for hours.

Thank tom3w
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Trails around the lake and a vast expanse of country estate lawn make for an ideal weekend respite. Whether a quiet hike or a family picnic is your choice, Borderland has plenty of opportunities and space for both.

1  Thank mthom100
Reviewed 31 December 2011

If you are looking for a spot with a variety of trails in the Boston suburbs, then this is the place to be. You can choose from a wide 3 mile loop trail (good for biking, strollers or walking) or backwoods rocky trails. For only...More

3  Thank gwardbeeler
Reviewed 28 December 2011

Very nicely kept. Nicely set back, so it feels very peaceful. I would give it 5 stares if it was bigger.

Thank lollydolly1978
Reviewed 26 July 2011

What a great State Park. Take a tour through the Ames Ames mansion. Learn what orchid raising and paint by numbers has in common. Walk to the pond and see the get away cottage. Walk the pond edge trail or the quite woods trail for...More

1  Thank AlwaysTime2Travel
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Craig G
20 July 2018|
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Response from Patti M | Reviewed this property |
No swimming. Bring your own light boat ( no motors) canoe, kayak are ok. Not sure about the horses. Call the ranger station
10 June 2017|
Response from Susanmvh1 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that there are signs requesting dogs on leash and that you pick up after them. Would only make sense.
Soma K
19 July 2016|
Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
If you are looking for the leaves turning around here it's generally mid October for their peak, but that will vary a little depending on weather and the like.