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directions to Willowdale State Forest


In northeastern Massachusetts
Near the town of Ipswich, MA

Driving (one way from Nashua, NH):

Distance: 40 miles
Time: 1 hour
Parking: at trailhead parking area
If you use a car GPS, here are the parking
    coordinates (in degrees and minutes):
    N 42 41.108
   W 70 53.833
Drive Route: Drive to Willowdale State Forest
 - Route 111 east
 - Route 93 south (for 6.0 miles) to Exit 48 in Massachusetts
 - Route 213 east (for 3.2 miles) to Exit 5A
 - Route 495 south (for 1.9 miles) to Exit 44
 - Sutton Street northeast (for 1.2 miles)
 - Route 133 east (for 12 miles)
 - Route 1 south (for 1.5 miles)
 - Linebrook Road east (for 1.2 miles)

Hiking (round trip):

Distance: 4 1/2 miles
Vertical: 300 feet
Time: 2 1/2 hours
Trails: Bay Circuit Trail, unnamed trail
Trail Map: Willowdale State Forest - East
Trail Guide: AMC Bay Circuit Trail Map & Guide
GPS Track: Willowdale State Forest GPS Track
If you use a hiking GPS, here is the GPS eXchange file:
      gpswillowdale.gpx (right click and select "save as")

Nature Walk:

Gentle woods paths through woods and past swamps
Note: hunting is allowed year round,
      but primarily Oct 15 - Dec 31

Winter Accessibility:

Available year round