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World War I Memorial Park – North Attleborough

  • World War I Memorial Park/Harold Burns Wildlife Arboretum
  • Elmwood Street, North Attleborough, MA
  • Trailhead: 41°59’49.67″N, 71°18’51.45″W
  • Last Time Hiked: August 17, 2016
  • Approximate distance hiked: 2.2 miles
  • Fairly easy with some elevation.

 

North Attleborough’s largest park offers a zoo, playgrounds, ball fields, gardens, picnic grounds, disc golf, and about 2 miles of trails. Starting from the parking lot in the back of the park, first follow the yellow blazed trail west towards the baseball fields. Follow the tree line to the last field. The yellow blazed trail enters the woods just behind the backstop. The yellow blazed trail then winds throughout the west end of the park and the abutting Harold Burns Memorial Wildlife Arboretum. The yellow trail soon comes to the road where you want to turn right. From here follow the walking lane along the road as it sweeps to the left. Soon you will see a sign on a tree indicating the beginning of the Balancing Rock Trail. Turn here and follow the trail to see some impressive boulders. At the end of the trail turn right and follow the white blazed trail. It leads down to the power lines and turns right before entering the woods once again. Next you will catch a glimpse of the disc golf before exiting onto a stone road along another set of power lines. Stay to the right here and follow the road to its end (crossing a street as well). The now stone and gravel road turns to dirt as it bends right and into the parking lot where your car is parked.

 

Trail maps can be found at: World War I Memorial Park

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Balancing Rock

Ruth Rhind – North Attleborough

  • Ruth Rhind Nature Trail
  • Huntsbridge Road, North Attleborough, MA
  • Trailhead: 41°56’36.02″N, 71°22’14.80″W
  • Last Time Hiked: July 27, 2015
  • Approximate distance hiked: 0.7 miles
  • Easy with slight elevation.

Formally the Camp Shady Pines Girl Scout camp, this small parcel has a small loop trail that wanders through tall pines and offers views of Abbott Run. The trail, blazed brown with a white fleur-de-lis, heads into the woods and then turns right. After a short distance the trail loops along a small ridge above Abbott Run. There are some spur trails that lead down to the river as well. Though a short stroll, the parcel is very peaceful. I did spend a little time lingering along the shore of the river.

I did not find a trail map for the walk.

Ruth Rhind Nature Trail

Ruth Rhind Nature Trail

Chorney – North Attleborough

The Chorney Property is a series of three large fields connected by small trails. There is an information kiosk at the parking area with a map. On the map there is a suggested route to follow which totals about a mile and a half. The route follows the perimeter of each field. The first and second fields are connected by a boardwalk that crosses the Seven Mile River. At the north end of the second field is a large red horse stable. You are likely to see a horse or two here but be sure to stay on the Chorney Property as the stables are private property. The second and third field are connected by a grass cart path that passes a stone wall. In the third field the summer months may offer several rolls of hay and the shrubs along the perimeter have an abundance of berries. This area is a haven for birds. Dragonflies, grasshoppers, and butterflies are commonly seen along this walk. Hunting is allowed here. There is information about hunting season at the kiosk.

I did not find a trail map for the walk.

Rolled Hay In A Field

Rolled Hay In A Field