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Slocum's River Reserve

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Beautiful Vistas

All the trails in Dartmouth are well maintained and in great locations. This one however is our... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Check this place out, it's beautiful

Tucked away between farmland and stone walls, this hidden gem is a delight. You get sweeping views... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Melissa G
Middleboro, Massachusetts, United States
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Aug 26, 2018
“Beautiful Vistas”
Jul 10, 2018
“Check this place out, it's beautiful”
Thread your way through woodlands and cross open fields that descend to one of the state's loveliest tidal rivers. Watch for great blue herons and other waders in the shallows, and northern harriers overhead.
Horseneck Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

All the trails in Dartmouth are well maintained and in great locations. This one however is our favorite. Hike through the woods or near water, with many changes in terrain. Countless spots to take some wonderful photographs of the river and the surroundings.

Thank Grover_Ohio
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Tucked away between farmland and stone walls, this hidden gem is a delight. You get sweeping views of the ocean and marshlands, wildlife is abundant here and the fields of flowers are amazing. The natural landscape is breathtaking here and this is a good spot...More

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We always enjoy walks on Trustees property. This one was no exception. The brochure with the trail map was helpful. The trails to the right have neat views of the river, then into some uplands for a nice 2 mile walk

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

At least 3 miles of trails in the reservation but you can connect to the Dartmoor farm wildlife management area if you want more. A nice mix of trails in the woods and mowed grass trails out in the open with great views of Slowcum's...More

Thank dave d
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The trails are flat and easy, weaving through some open farm fields and more wooded areas. There are not many spots to get to the river itself, however. Some lovely spots, though.

Thank Dyova
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Lovely place to take a hike, walk right along the river, nice paths and some artwork here and there to enjoy as well. Just be careful of ticks we came home with quite a few on us.

Thank Lovemy3dogs2014
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Lovely location, short interesting trails to and above Slocum River. A couple years ago, the DNRT hosted an amazing collection of outdoor scuptures which were beautifully sited and varied. Really, really interesting..

Thank frugalyankee
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We came for an afternoon hike. We only did the part of the hiking loop to the right of the entrance. It was ok, but was mostly confusing small trails, strange art installations, a field, and a little view of the river. We did see...More

1  Thank waterangel21
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I could spend so much time here. It's fun to walk alone or with friends or family. My dog loves the trails and I love the views.

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Farmland with an ocean salty breeze, quite unique. Large cut trails, not blazed, but easy to loop around. Fine spot to get outdoors for a bit, hear some chirping birds, take in some views and relax.

Thank Neil M
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