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Address: Route 117 (South Great Road), Lincoln, MA

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Beautiful Place to XC and Snowshoe

An acquaintance mentioned Mount Misery a few years back as a wonderful (and free) place to cross country ski. Trails are wide and plentiful with both flat and sloping terrain. The... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2016
Arlington, MA
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Lincoln, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We bring our dogs here - probably their favorite place. Lots of others bring dogs, so lots of sniffing to see who's been visiting recently. Heaven on Earth for our two. Most dog owners are responsible and make sure the trails are clear. Some push it a little - you may see some poop on the edge of a trail... More 

Thank Margit G
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful setting with extensive trails to run in. I run here on a regular basis up to 8 to 10 miles without a road interruption. I feel lucky to live close to Boston with such incredible woods.

Thank SJHoenig
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

It's a lump in the Lincoln terrain, with rather steep but quite short trails. Beautiful forest but not much of a view from the top, A nice walk, though.

1 Thank Mark H
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Better than blue hill and less crowded but still not the hike I was looking for. I ended up completing a walk through the woods in under an hour and decided to try and find s better spot. I ended up driving to Pisgah Mountain about 30 minutes from Misery. Way..... Better!

2 Thank Eric T
Arlington, MA
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

An acquaintance mentioned Mount Misery a few years back as a wonderful (and free) place to cross country ski. Trails are wide and plentiful with both flat and sloping terrain. The trails are marked although I could have used a decent trail map; the gps on my smart phone worked fine and got me back to the parking lot.

1 Thank Jennifer35
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

My husband and I wanted to enjoy the beautiful fall weather, and chose Mount Misery as a spot to tromp around in the woods. Our problem, not having been there before, is that we couldn't tell one trail from another, and we lost our way--and neither the map we had nor Google maps was very helpful. We did find our... More 

2 Thank Sarah E
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for dog walking, hikes with young children or just a solitary walk through the woods. Beautiful year round. Great for snowshoeing too. Easy to get to - right off Route 117. Trails are well tended.

Thank Janie D
Campton, New Hampshire
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30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

The only problem are unleashed dogs who often take a nip at you. To avoid this potential problem stick to the trails marked leashed. The dog owners are pretty good about this. Otherwise a lovely place that can take you by trail all the way to Walden Pond.

2 Thank DeaverB
Boston, USA
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51 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We drive to Mount Misery from Wayland whenever we want to spend a few hours in the woods. With lots of access points, you can walk for 45 minutes to the top of 250 foot tall "Mount" Misery, or for an entire day if you follow the trails on into the rest of Lincoln and Concord. The trail system is... More 

4 Thank LoveToTravelBoston
Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Mt Misery is a hill in Boston Metro West. Although not a "destination" hike, the conservation land of its location is laced with pleasant foot paths that are mostly on old woods roads (read wide, fairly smooth, good footing, and gentle grade). Views from the top of Misery are underwhelming. Some of the paths are open to mountain bikes. Most... More 

5 Thank John C

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