Announcing a new Meetup for The Chestnut Hill Walking Meetup Group!
What: BORDERLAND STATE PARK .
When: Sunday, March 7,[masked]:00 AM
Price: $1.00 per person
Where: borderland State Park Easton - Sharon Easton, MA 02334
Borderland is one of the most historically significant tracts of publicly owned land in the Commonwealth. Created in the early 1900s by artist and suffragist Blanche Ames and her botanist husband Oakes, Borderland offers many of the same pleasures that the Ames family enjoyed: walking and horseback riding on woodland trails, fishing and canoeing in the ponds, or, in winter, ice-skating and sledding.
We'll meet in the visitor center parking lot and proceed from there. After the walk we'll have lunch at a nearby restaurant.With a little advance planning, you can make your visit to Borderland more enjoyable. The park is open daily year round from 8am to sunset.
At the Lawrence Newcomb Visitors Center please stop in the entryway for more information. There are no restaurants or stores within three miles of the park entrance; you may wish to bring a picnic lunch. There are restrooms, a water bubbler and a drink machine at the Visitors Center. Printed trail maps are available at the Center, and on weekends and summer months the main room is open, providing information about the Ames family, as well as special exhibits. The address of the Visitors Center is 259 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton, MA 02356; phone[masked]-6566.
There is a $2 per car parking fee payable self-service yellow machine at the main entrance. The receipt to be put on the dashboard is good for the day. Annual ParksPass and senior passes are also available at the Visitor Center when staff is on duty; mail-in applications can be picked up from outside the main door when no staff are present. There is no camping at Borderland; the nearest state campgrounds to Borderland are Massasoit State Park, 15 miles away, and Myles Standish State Forest. Please: no dogs off leash, fires, alcoholic beverages, hunting or motorized vehicles.
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Directions Borderland is located approximately three miles from the center of Sharon, Mansfield and North Easton, Massachusetts; the park is twenty miles from Boston and thirty miles from Providence, RI.
From north: Take Rte. 128 south to Rte. 95 south (towards Providence). Take exit 10 (Sharon, Walpole and Coney Street). Take a left at the end of the ramp and follow this road, two or three miles to the traffic lights in Sharon Center. Go straight thru this intersection and immediately bear right onto Pond St. Follow Pond St. for 1-1/2 miles until you come to a traffic rotary. Go half way around the rotary and continue onto Massapoag Ave. for three miles to the park entrance, on your left.
From Boston: Take the southeast expressway south to Rte. 128 north and then to Rte. 95 south. Follow directions from above. From west: Mass Pike to Rte. 495 south to exit 10 (Easton and Rte. 123). Take a left at the end of the ramp and follow Rte. 123 east towards Easton. Rte. 123 will merge with Rte. 106 east. After this merge look for the brown "Borderland" sign, on the left about a half mile from the merge. Take this left onto Poquanticut Ave. After about a mile the road will fork, bear to the left onto Massapoag Ave. and follow the signs to the park, approximately another two miles. Entrance will be on your right.
From east (Brockton): From Rte. 24 north take exit 17B (Easton). Follow Rte. 123 west to the intersection of Rte. 138. Take a right onto Rte. 138 north and follow to the second set of traffic lights (approx. one mile), take a left onto Main St and continue about one mile into the center of North Easton. In the center the road will fork, continue straight up the hill, Lincoln St., and follow to the end, approx. two miles. Take a right onto Bay Rd., then an immediate left onto Allen Rd. Follow Allen Rd. to its end, approx. one and a half miles. Take a right onto Rockland St. and follow for just under a mile to a four way stop sign. Take a right onto Massapoag Ave., the park entrance will be one mile on your right.
From south (Fall River): From Rte. 24 north take exit 16 (Rte. 106 west and Mansfield). Follow Rte. 106 west through four sets of traffic lights. Go thru the fourth light, which will be the intersection of Rte. 123 and 106, continue west on Rtes. 123 & 106 for one half mile. A brown park sign will be on your right, take this right onto Poquanticut Ave. Follow the signs to the park, approximately three miles.
From south (Providence): Take Rte. 95 north to exit 7A (Mansfield & Rte. 140 south). Take Rte. 140 south to the intersection of Rte. 106 east. Follow Rte. 106 into Easton. Rte. 106 will merge with Rte. 123. Continue 1/2 mile after the merge and turn left at the brown Borderland sign onto Poquanticut Ave. Follow Poquanticut Ave. and then bear left onto Massapoag Ave. to the park, which will be on your right, approximately 3 miles from the turn at Rtes. 106/123
Meet other local people who are interested in Walking for fitness! Get in shape or stay in shape. Join us for weekend walks while enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Following our walk we could take in coffee or lunch.