The 1,570 acre Borderland State Park in Easton and Sharon, Mass., offers a nature’s paradise for light recreational activities like walking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing and in the winter sledding, ice skating and cross country skiing. Just a $2.00 parking fee will get you into this fantastic state park!
Leach Pond looks like a scene out of rural New Hampshire and features a few miles of a splendid looped path for walking or biking. Add some beautifully-preserved open fields and forested areas — and a 20-room, three-story stone mansion once owned by artist and suffragist Blanche Ames and her husband — and you have a wonderful free place to visit, only 35 minutes southwest of Boston! Keep in mind, too, that around mid-to-late October, the fall foliage becomes quite pleasing here, adding yet another layer of scenic beauty to an already impressive natural destination.
For the best experience at Borderland, we recommend you first visit the Lawrence Newcomb Visitors Center at the entrance of the park for printed maps and more information. This visitor’s center also has restrooms, a water bubbler and a drink machine. Other than that, it’s just you and nature at this ideal southwest suburban Boston park — enjoy!
Borderland State Park
259 Massapoag Ave.
North Easton, MA 02356