Located in North Easton, a quick one-hour drive from the heart of Boston, Borderland State Park offers a variety of trails for both beginners and experienced riders. The nearly 1800-acre park hosts 20 miles of trails, most of which are accessible to mountain bikers (with only a few restrictions), and features six ponds scattered about the property. Single-tracks and double-tracks are found throughout the park.
What Makes It Great
Borderland State Park is filled with trails that weave and wind through this historic park. Created in the early 1900’s by the suffragist Blanche Ames and acquired by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1971 after her death, Borderland State Park still hosts many of the features that were enjoyed by Mrs. Blanche and her family over 100 years ago- scenic woodland trails, six different ponds, and old farm trails that both circumvent and bifurcate the property.
Who is Going to Love It
Although there are trails for intermediate riders, those looking for the hard stuff will feel right at home at Borderland. The NEMBA trail and Bob's trail are specially designed for riders who are more comfortable with difficult terrain, so be sure you take a look around the area before you start so you don't get in over your head. Still psyched? Steep climbs, roots, rock gardens, and even some small drops await. A word of caution: be wary of others who frequent many of the same trails that you will be riding on.
In addition to mountain biking, Borderland is used for horseback riding, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and also features group areas, as well as accessible trails and restrooms. This is a family park for all to enjoy.
Fun Fact: Borderland State Park is known as one of the best Frisbee golf destinations in Massachusetts, so be sure to check it out if you have some time after your ride!
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
Take the southeast expressway south to Rte. 128 north and then to Rte. 95 south. Take exit 10 (Sharon, Walpole and Coney Street). Take a left at the end of the ramp and follow this road for about 2.5 miles to the traffic lights in Sharon Center. Go straight through this intersection and immediately bear right onto Pond St. Follow Pond St. for 1.5 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, which will be on your left.
Restrictions for mountain biking are on the Pond’s Edge, Swamp, and Quiet Woods trails. Borderland State Park ask that riders do not ride on wet days or spring thaw to preserve the trails.
Pets are permitted.; however, they must be on a 10 ft. leash (max.) and attended at all times. Pets must also have proof of current rabies vaccine. Mutt mitts are provided for pet waste pick up.