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Borderland State Park is the premier place to hike,, take your dog for a long walk, plan a picnic, have a photoshoot near historic buildings, or to play frisbee golf in nearby Easton MA. There are so many different trails with varying degrees of difficulty in terms of terrain, as well as catering to various activities such as hiking, mountain biking, joggers, or those looking for a leisurely stroll around the park. I always take my dog here and we have a great time, most people with pets are friendly and most know to ask if they can pet your dog before actually doing so, although some people are oblivious that not all dogs get along and not all want to say hi to each other, lol, but thats not the park fault. The last time my dog and I went for a hike, we went 6 miles, quite a long walk, see, we took a wrong turn and ended up on the mountain bike/backpack hiking trail in which we had to traverse very difficult terrain deep in the woods with not many blue markers to let us know which way to go, we nearly got lost and I panicked just a bit until we found some mountain bikers on the trail (they were literally the only people we saw after walking the trail for about 25 minutes) who showed us the way back to the main trail leading to the exit of the park, thank goodness. I would recommend better signage or more signs or flags to indicate the correct path that youre walking/hiking/biking and also put signs for no flexi-leashes which allow other peoples dogs to basically roam free to a certain extent, potentially harming other people dogs that they bring, but overall, this is a fantastic park that is very inexpensive to enter and you could easily spend a few hours here and not realize it!
It is truly a beautiful park. There are so many trails! The mosquitoes werent exactly wonderful but for the view, it was worth it. If it were just for the nature, this review would be five stars. But unfortunately, we humans think we can control everything. Nature is not something that should be paid for, people. I was beyond dissapointed that we had to pay $5.00 for parking when all we wanted to do was walk at a park with our dog. In the last 2+ years we have had our dog, we have gone to many parks in Mass and this was the first one that ever charged anything at all. Its kind of preposterous. Sure, its clean (shouldnt we all be keeping nature clean though FOR FREE?). Sure, theres a ranger there to help answer questions (apparently judging ones dog is part of their duties too). Sure, theres maps available. Sure, its historic with a mansion to visit and different activity areas. Sure they hold little events near the Smith Farm. But there should be a way for people to go there JUST to walk and enjoy nature FREELY. Sadly, I wont be returning. My morals dont stand for a place that charges for parking AND gets money from annual parking passes AND accepts donations when all I really want to do is WALK and take in the view of NATURE. Nature is just that. Nature. It is not "ours" to be charging money to use it. On top of that, it felt very strict. I refuse to be at a place that makes me uncomfortable to enjoy nature. We will happily continue going to FREE parks. Thanks, but no thanks town of Easton. Huge disappointment.
Victoria Sandbrook Flynn
Dogs welcome! This is my favorite park to take my dogs. The walk around the ponds is a nice stroll--a mile, a few miles, or even five if you like--and there is plenty of tree cover in the warm months to keep you and your best friend cool. Dogs can swim in the ponds, run free in the sheep field (there arent any sheep anymore), and sniff squirrels and chipmunks to their hearts delight! Bring doggy bags, water for you both, and know that there will be bikers, horses, and plenty of other four-legged walkers around. Your walk will be so much better if youre prepared to enjoy it!
I love this park ,but I think it went down hill over the years.One thing I dont like now ,there is a charge to park your car .It used to be free.There also is a lot more people coming here then there used to be and I notice the vandalism like all the knife carvings on the Beech trees. This is what happens when more people visit an area .
One of the better parks in the state. Awesome variety of trails, wide dirt roads, old cart paths, some woodsy rocky single track, and long strolls through pastures. Easy to get lost at first, but small enough to know your way around by the third visit. Great for trail running. Frisbee golf is fun too. I try to get here once a wk.
Beautiful wooded park for hiking or just spend the day relaxing on the lawn or at the lake. Great place for kids to run and play. Terrific staff does informative tours of the mansion when available. Learn about local history or study types of plants/trees in botanical gardens. Beautiful spot for weddings and photo ops.
Proud to say I have done every trail in this park! It is a great getaway and makes you feel like you are much further away than you are from civilization. Beautiful lakes woods and clearings. It also boasts a pretty amazing Frisbee golf course! Definitely a historic and well worth it getaway for the family.
So many hidden gems on the trails here: an old cottage on the lake with fires in the winter, monstrous rocks you can climb moved here by glaciers, waterfalls, walking bridges, and the old Ames homestead. Impossible to take it all in during one visit, which will keep you coming back for more!!
Great place to spend a family day. We had a family reunion picnic here. Picnic tables close to bathrooms (important for the grandparents). Theres an open field to play frizbee or hit a whiffle or soccer ball in front of the Ames mansion. Great trails in woods or around a pond to hike or bike.
Great place to bring your dog. Just be careful of following some of the small trails because because it is easy to get lost. A lot of the small trails look like they are main trails. My dog loves going here because he gets to interact with all sorts of other dogs when its crowded.
Excellent disc golf course with 2 full tee/basket sets. Blue course is harder with whites for intermediates. Can sometimes be very busy depending on holidays/weather so be prepared for crowds or waiting for people in front of you. $5 a day to park or free if you have the DCR pass.
Absolutely beautiful park. You can get a whole year parking pass for $60 or just pay $5 a visit. Lots of great walking trails, and activities like disc golf and a tennis court. They have some regular activities here as well, and keep the whole park very clean and nice.
I mountain bike here regularly they have NEMBA groomed trails. There is an excellent disc golf course. Discs are available to borrow. Theres an incredible historic feel as well as architecture complementing the landscape. there are plenty of signs to indicate history.
This place is a gem. Disc golf course is one of the best in the state, full 18 holes with normal and advanced tees and baskets. Bike and walking trails are scenic and well maintained. The lakes and historic sites make this a must visit park.