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Capron Park – Attleboro

 

Capron Park is mostly known for its zoo. The park area out in front of the zoo has a few walking paths and a loop road. Joggers and walkers are seen here quite often exercising. The park also has plenty of monuments, a gazebo, a bandstand, and a rose garden. The zoo is open year round.

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Walkway and Gazebo

Balfour Riverwalk – Attleboro

This small river front park by the Attleboro Library offers a short paved walking path. Within the downtown park is a skate park, playground, and a volleyball area. The walkways are flanked by several trees, monuments, and park lamps. The Ten Mile River passes the park.

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Balfour Riverwalk

Lee’s Pond – Attleboro

 

This small park nestled in a South Attleboro neighborhood offers a bit of everything that a park can offer. There is a three quarter mile fitness trail that follows the perimeter of the park. The trail is a combination of asphalt and stone dust. Within the fitness trail is a skate park, basketball courts, playground, tot area, gazebo, football field, baseball fields, horseshoe, volleyball court, picnic area, fish pond, war memorials, and a swimming pool.

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Walking Path Around Lee’s Pond

Luther Reservoir – Attleboro

  • Luther Reservoir
  • Todd Drive, Attleboro, MA
  • Trailhead: 41°56’12.21″N, 71°20’0.51″W
  • Last Time Hiked: July 13, 2016
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.6 miles
  • Fairly easy, some hills.

A nice little gem tucked away just north of Route 123 that features a small reservoir with a dam and waterfall as well as the Seven Mile River. There is a small spot to park at the end of Todd Drive. Be sure not to block the gate or nearby driveways. A trail leads through a good portion of the property south of the reservoir. It can be accessed by staying to the left a short distance down the access road.

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The Reservoir

Lawrence Preserve – Attleboro

  • Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve
  • Hope Avenue, Attleboro, MA
  • Trailhead: 41°55’23.11″N, 71°20’56.90″W
  • Last Time Hiked: November 1, 2014
  • Approximate distance hiked: 0.7 miles
  • Easy.

 

Just east of the bustling commercial area where Route 1 intersects Route 123 lies this wildlife preserve. The preserve itself is decent in size, however only a small portion is accessible by trails as most of the property is wetlands. At the end of Hope Avenue there are two trailheads. The first to the right is a short dead end trail that leads to Tannery Brook. The trail to the left leads to a red blazed loop trail with an access point to the Seven Mile River. Walking both of the trails is just under a mile.

 

Trail map can be found at: Lawrence Preserve.

A Trail At Lawrence Preserve

A Trail At Lawrence Preserve

Leach Sanctuary – Attleboro

  • Phil And Ginny Leach Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ridgewood Road, Attleboro, MA
  • Trailhead: 41°55’11.56″N, 71°17’24.31″W
  • Last Time Hiked: November 1, 2014
  • Approximate distance hiked: 1.1 miles
  • Easy.

 

Just off of Route 152, the Leach Sanctuary is a wooded parcel with a series of trails. The property has a small pond on it, a large puddingstone outcrop simply known as Big Rock, and a few stone walls. Unfortunately, the trails on the adjacent property to the south of the sanctuary no longer exist due to residential development. Therefore, a loop cannot be completed as shown on the provided map. Exploring all the trails though, one could easily manage to walk a mile or more here.

 

Trail map can be found at: Leach Sanctuary.

Red Foliage At Leach Sanctuary

Red Foliage At Leach Sanctuary

Larson Woodland – Attleboro

 

This is one of the smallest of the Attleboro Land Trust properties. It is just outside of downtown Attleboro along the banks of the Ten Mile River. The property has a small network of trails and features the Mechanics Pond Dam.

 

Trail map can be found at: Larson Woodland.

Mechanics Pond Dam

Mechanics Pond Dam