Outdoor Recreation

Winter Hikes

Some of our favorite properties for a winter hike.

Winter is a great time to go hiking and explore all of our many properties in Massachusetts! We asked our Trail Experts, aka The Trustees Stewardship Team, for their favorite winter hikes. Here they are in no particular order:

Menemsha Hills Winter may be the best time to explore Menemsha Hills’, quiet, calm, and great winter views of Gay Head light.

Brooks Woodland Snow or no snow, this property’s deep hemlock groves, babbling brooks, and interesting and varied terrain with single- and double-track trails make this a top-notch place to embrace winter in all nature’s splendor.

Cormier Woods Near the Rhode Island border, this property is beautiful year-round, but when winter blues sent in, Cormier Woods dazzles with flowering witch hazel.

Crane Beach Not just a summer destination, this property offers quiet, contemplative space with spectacular views of Ipswich Bay and chance encounters with Snowy Owls.

Shattuck Reservation For those looking for the road less traveled in our MetroWest region, check out Shattuck. With great views of the Charles River Valley and surrounding wetlands, Shattuck is sure to inspire.

Peaked Mountain For those looking for a more challenging endeavor, put your shoe-crampons or micro spikes on and traverse the mountain for some second-to-none views of the quintessential New England countryside.

Copicut Woods Rarely snow-covered and options for high mileage hiking– connected to the rest of the SE Mass Bioreserve.

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