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Ravenswood Park

481 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4051
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Beautiful afternoon hike

Lovely , well-maintained chipped wood old carriage trails, quite wide, plus rocky, twisting Ledge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
OtterDaughter
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Upstate New York
nice trails great for both humans and dogs

We took our dog to Ravenswood Park over the weekend and enjoyed it. Instructions for dog-walking... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
artzero
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Explore a shrouded landscape of hemlock groves, a magnolia swamp, and other trees species where you'll find remnants Colonial habitation.
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“great trails” (3 reviews)
“dog walking” (3 reviews)
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481 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4051
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely , well-maintained chipped wood old carriage trails, quite wide, plus rocky, twisting Ledge Hill Trail made for an excellent 70-minute hike on a beautiful Fall afternoon. Advise having trail map on your phone, although most trail junctions are marked. Well-kept parking lot for 8...More

Thank OtterDaughter
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We took our dog to Ravenswood Park over the weekend and enjoyed it. Instructions for dog-walking were really clear: dogs can walk off-leashed (amazing) except for when the dogs are in the parking lot and within 100 feet of the park entrance. It is also...More

1  Thank artzero
Reviewed 18 July 2017

My husband and I decided to explore the Gloucester area, and was told we should definitely go to Ravenswood Park. I am glad we decided to visit in the morning hours, because there is limited parking. The main path is wide and cleared nicely. I...More

1  Thank Marie I
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Ravenswood is a wonderful park for a walk in the woods. There are many different marked easy to find trails. Good family outing.

Thank red-red-wineMA
Reviewed 20 January 2017

There are many parks in Gloucester for kids, near the beach, good for picnicing, family meet-ups, etc., but Ravenswood is more or less isolated and good for walking with your dog. Well maintained and well-visited, but I would rather the coastal Stage Fort Park and...More

1  Thank WingearsheekBeach
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Gloucester has such an interesting landscape because of the glacial erratics. This moderate hike has scenic views, unusual rock formations and the dog loves it. We'll go anytime of year to experience a different hike each time.

Thank dobbiemom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This beautiful natural park is a great place to walk, bike or cross country ski. It can be enjoyed year round and has easy enough trails for everyone. I especially like it in winter when the fragrant evergreens scent the air and the snow crunches...More

Thank magentarose
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Like nature? This is one of the best to enjoy the woods, ponds, trails and peace and serenity ~ Great for all season and for individuals, couples, families and the dogs ~ Bring own doggie doo bag please.

Thank Carol L M
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have gone to this place for years, long before it was a Trustees' property, and have always loved the almost zen-like qualities of its trails wandering amongst the boulders. There are no huge sights within the park, it's just a beautiful place overall. There...More

1  Thank Rick P
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Trustees of Reservations have maintained an excellent system of carriage roads (smooth enough for cross-country skiing in the winter) and trails (some suitable for snowshoes) where you can walk for miles in the woods, with a few ocean vistas. The 10 miles of trails...More

1  Thank RockportBirder
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