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Dracut Nature: Best Hikes & Parks Around Middlesex County, Mass

Leaf peeping season is in full swing here in Dracut and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We’re so excited about the Fall Season and all the of the great events happening at Lazy River and around the Bay State. From cannabis-related events, to concerts, fundraisers and environmental outreach, there’s always bound to be something for everyone!

Visiting our dispensary and looking for some picturesque hiking trails and parks around our area? With so much to choose from, we’re here to help. Keep reading as we highlight just some of the amazing spots Middlesex County has to offer.

East Richardson Reserve

First, no trip to Dracut would be complete without a visit to the East Richardson Reserve, located in Merrimack Valley. Per Hiking Project:

There are views of a beaver pond, and lots of wildlife. Hunting is prohibited in this area, so it’s a great option to keep safe during hunting season. It’s very common to see friendly dogs off leash, but be aware that this is not technically an off-leash area. It’s always a good idea to have your dog on leash and under control when meeting other trail users in any case.

In addition to the above, this secluded reserve also boasts a 1.6 mile scenic loop trail. Bring your pup, bring the whole family and make a day of it, you’ll thank us later.

East Richardson Preserve Hiking Trail

Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest

Next, for nature enthusiasts looking to explore further, we have the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest. It is spread across three towns over 1,000 acres, and features hiking, biking, and skiing opportunities through six miles of trails. For boaters and fishers, this forest also has wetlands, swamps, and ample ponds for your aquatic enjoyment.

Dunlap Sanctuary

Another great spot is the Dunlap Sanctuary, which is located on Marsh Hills Road, featuring a breezy 1-mile hike leading to a beaver dam. With benches scattered along the trail, this peaceful loop is perfect for those wanting to take their time and gather their thoughts amidst all the daily chaos.

Albert & Marjorie Dunlap Sanctuary

Lowell Heritage State Park

Thirdly, for a bit of a change in atmosphere, we have Lowell Heritage State Park, known for its exhibits related to the history of the network of canals and mills built in the 19th century to bolster Lowell’s burgeoning textile industry. It also boasts a two-mile waterfront which is perfect for jogging, boating, and concerts. And, with free parking available in lots by the Rynne Bathhouse and Market Mills, what’s not to love?

Cross Road Trail

Located just a short drive from the Dunlap Sanctuary, the Cross Road Trail is ideal for taking your puppy or the kiddos out for a quick walk. In the past, this trail has also been known for hosting such fun events as a scavenger hunt!

Cross Road Hiking Trail

LRP Product Spotlight at our Dracut, MA location: Trailstix Slack Packs

Hiking in Dracut and looking for some excellent nature-themed prerolls? Look no further than the Trailstix Slack Pack:

This pack contains 7 single strain, half gram prerolls and a convenient set of matches tucked away in your pack. The slack-pack has everything you need for your day out in the wilderness, out with your friends, or even at home on your couch!

Be sure to try both available strains: Banana Kush & LA Bubble Cake!

More In-Town Trails

Finally, the above-mentioned spots are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the beautiful recreational areas Dracut and Middlesex County have to offer. If you’re curious about finding out more about the in-town trails, parks, reserves and other open spaces – be sure to check out this handy guide.

Lazy River Products: We Love Nature!

Our team at LRP fully believes in the power of cannabis to force positive change, within ourselves, our local communities and our earth. We value transparency, sustainability, and doing our part to make sure we’re reducing our footprint on this fragile planet.

Interested in getting involved? Stay tuned for more LRP-sponsored community events that are sure to ‘spark’ your interest.

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