Maudslay State Park

Had my first visit to this park yesterday, on a cold, bright morning with a small group from Meetup. It’s an interesting landscape. Anywhere you go hiking in New England, you’re likely to be reminded that this is not untouched land by any stretch; stone walls and the relative youth of the trees keep it front of mind that a couple hundred years ago, this was cleared farmland. Maudslay State Park, in contrast, was a private estate not much more than 50 years ago, and the park system is actively keeping up some of the structures, so it feels a bit more manicured than many of the local spots I’ve seen so far. Still a lovely place to visit, with easy meandering trails, views of the river, and (according to the signs) plentiful flowers in season.

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