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DelCarte – Franklin

 

There are three blazed trails here that traverse the woods around the Franklin Reservoirs. The trails, green, red, and blue, are very well marked and there is an informational kiosk at almost every trail intersection. There is also a very interesting and unique floating bridge that crosses one of the water bodies. The trails wind through areas of thick pine groves and there are some small hills. There were several swans and geese here. At the spillways of the dams are small waterfalls. There is also a boat ramp for kayaks and canoes as well as a playground and picnic area. This is a great location for kids and/or beginners. For more information go to Easy Walks in Massachusetts.

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The Bridge at DelCarte.

Indian Rock – Franklin

  • Indian Rock Conservation Area
  • King Phillip Road, Franklin, MA
  • Trailhead: 42° 5’15.61″N, 71°22’10.04″W
  • Last Time Hiked: December 30, 2015
  • Approximate distance hiked: 0.4 miles
  • Easy.

 

This very short two tenth of a mile trail leads you to a very historical location. It is said that a battle took place here between the colonists and the Native Americans during the King Phillips War. A group of Native Americans were camping here preparing to attack the settlement of Wrentham. Word got out that they were here and the colonists confronted them. Several of the Natives were killed. The trail starts at the end of King Phillip Road and then turns abruptly to the right. The trail then splits. Stay to the right and follow the trail slightly uphill. At the top of the hill is the large granite outcrop. There is a significant 20 foot or more drop on the other side of the rock. Be careful near the edge. There are also other short trails on the property. For more information go to Easy Walks in Massachusetts.

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An Icy Indian Rock.