Tonight we went for a local hike at the Russell Mill Pond and Town Forest in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The Forest contains 132 acres of land, including land on the east side of Russell Mill Pond.
I often enjoy exploring local conservation land, and this trail was a great find. It was simple, yet beautiful. We mostly followed the trail along the Pond, but also veered toward some of the inner forest trails. There were a couple of simple bridges, a little bubbling stream, and a wealth of bright green ferns lining the trails. We did not see any other dog walkers, but the area was clearly popular with mountain bikers.
I highly encourage you to seek out conservation land in your area. Lovely trails and scenery, with no cost involved. You really cannot beat that. (Rating: 4)