Cider Knoll Conservation Land, Marlborough,MA
GOOD FOR: Ages 5-8, Ages 9-12
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Source:Submitted by Guest
Address:522 Stow Rd. Marlborough, MA 01752
Hours:Daylight hours
Fee: No Fee
Contact:

http://www.marlborough-ma.gov/Gen/MarlboroughMA_ConCommisn/parks/cider_knoll

Bathrooms: Price Chopper 240 East Main St. Marlborough, MA 0152
Water/Snacks: Bring water and snacks

A family favorite!

A family favoriteThis 100+ acre parcel of conservation land has well marked trails, rock outcroppings overlooking a pond with ducks and a beaver lodge. There are several choices of loop trails that allow for a short walk or up to a few hours of adventure in this peaceful woodland. There are three entrance points, all with good parking. We like to start at the kiosk across from 522 Stow Road, at the community garden. Walk past the garden and across a meadow, the trail then enters a hardwood forest. Follow the trail, look for a side trail on the right. You’ll find “Uncle Dave’s” bench, with a wonderful view of a pond (often with ducks). Continue up the trail and shortly you will find a beaver lodge on the edge of the pond. Go a few hundred feet and you will see the beaver’s dam, the trail crosses the little stream over some rocks on the right, or you can turn left and loop back to your starting point. Checkout the map on the City of Marlborough’s web site (conservation commission) for various route options. There’s a lot more to see and explore! You can, also, park on Dean Rd and enter at the little “Trail” sign at 716 Stow Rd., or park at the end of Woodland Road were the is a kiosk at the trail head.

Plan B:

Ghiloni Park on Concord Road has a great playground and picnic tables.

Where to Eat Nearby:

Stevie's Eatery at 222 East Main St. (Price Chopper Plaza)



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