Freetown-Fall River State Forest is a huge, 5,500 acre track of land that was acquired by the state in the 1930's. It has a large picnic area, splash pool and public bathrooms by the parking lot and then offers trails going for miles in many different directions.
Many of the trails are really old wagon roads and are wide and easy. Other side trails are much smaller and more difficult with rocks, ruts and vast amounts of thorns and vicious plants guarding the small paths.
One of the special features of the park is Profile Rock, sometimes called the Old Man of Joshua's Mountain. The is a cool looking rock that projects off a fifty foot outcropping. It sort of looks like a man's strong profile and is said by the local Wamponoag Tribe to be the profile of the great sachem Massasoit.
Lots of ghost stories have been passed down during the decades and the image of a Wamponoag in full battle gear dancing on the top of the rock, ready to take his revenge on the atrocities and injustices that have been heaped upon his people, has been reported by many people. Lots of other strange noises, images and apparitions have also been claimed to be seen.