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Savage Hill Wildlife Management Area

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A very nice, rural trail with abandoned farming community cellar holes and roads.


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4.3

Miles

7.0

KM

99%

Runnable

1,123' 342 m

High

1,005' 306 m

Low

257' 78 m

Up

265' 81 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Historical Significance

Overview

I absolutely love this trail. It is rolling hills but there is not anything very steep.

Need to Know

No services on any section of this path. Parking is located on Bigelow Road Princeton, MA.

Description

This is a very nice scenic trail through varied terrain including hills, downed trees, and some bushwhacking to get back to your car.

My favorite part of this path is the abandoned farming communities that you pass through including plot lines marked by stone fences, an obvious wide cart path complete with drainage features, and its general rural nature.

When running through here, I imagine what life was like for the rural farmers and industrial workers when they lived in this area and build their communities by hand and sweat equity, and how hard life must have been for them.

Part of this path follows the Midstate Trail for a stretch.

Flora & Fauna

Depending on the season, you'll see plenty of wildlife.

Shared By:

Katya Maiser

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Wetland
Mar 13, 2021 near Princeton, MA
A view down the trail
Mar 13, 2021 near Princeton, MA
Savage Hill Abandoned Settlement
Nov 21, 2019 near Princeton, MA
Melting ice hanging over a stream
Mar 13, 2021 near Princeton, MA

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