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Distance:
2.6 Miles / 4.2 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~18 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
Town:
Maynard, Massachusetts
Directions:
1 Winterberry Way, Maynard, MA 01754
42.40519, -71.4552
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Added:
July 04, 2015
Updated:
October 25, 2018

The Puffer Pond Loop Trail at the Assebet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, Massachusetts is an easy 2.6 mile hike that encompasses three different trails and runs around Puffer Pond. The hike is easy and mostly flat, crosses a couple if wooden foot bridges across the pond, and then tucks away in the woods on the western portion of the loop. The three trails include the Puffer Pond Trail, Otter Alley Trail, and Harry's Way Trail.

Along the trail, you get plenty of scenic views of Puffer Pond and some interesting bunker structures on the north side of the pond. This trail can be buggy during the Summer months, so prepare with plenty of bug spray, or plan this hike in the shoulder season to skip the bugs.

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  1. Parking

    42.40519, -71.4552
  2. Main Trailhead

    42.40521, -71.455568
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Season

Summer
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72 '

Total Change
144 '

Ascent
130 '

Descent

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2.6 miles / 4.2 km
Trail added
July 04, 2015
Hiked on
July 04, 2015
Updated on
October 25, 2018
2.8 miles / 4.5 km
July 04, 2015
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