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Slocum's River Reserve

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Address: Horseneck Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748
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Thread your way through woodlands and cross open fields that descend to one...

Thread your way through woodlands and cross open fields that descend to one of the state's loveliest tidal rivers. Watch for great blue herons and other waders in the shallows, and northern harriers overhead.

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Lovely place to take a hike, walk right along the river, nice paths and some artwork here and there to enjoy as well. Just be careful of ticks we came home with quite a few on us.

Reviewed 26 April 2016
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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Connecticut
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The trails are flat and easy, weaving through some open farm fields and more wooded areas. There are not many spots to get to the river itself, however. Some lovely spots, though.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Lovely place to take a hike, walk right along the river, nice paths and some artwork here and there to enjoy as well. Just be careful of ticks we came home with quite a few on us.

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Thank Lovemy3dogs2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Lovely location, short interesting trails to and above Slocum River. A couple years ago, the DNRT hosted an amazing collection of outdoor scuptures which were beautifully sited and varied. Really, really interesting..

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We came for an afternoon hike. We only did the part of the hiking loop to the right of the entrance. It was ok, but was mostly confusing small trails, strange art installations, a field, and a little view of the river. We did see a few nice birds, including a pheasant. Of note- the parking lot is small. Also,... More 

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I could spend so much time here. It's fun to walk alone or with friends or family. My dog loves the trails and I love the views.

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Thank Daniel C
New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Farmland with an ocean salty breeze, quite unique. Large cut trails, not blazed, but easy to loop around. Fine spot to get outdoors for a bit, hear some chirping birds, take in some views and relax.

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Thank Neil M
Massachusetts
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Slocum's River Reserve is a lovely spot for hiking with folks of all ages. Dogs are welcome too. Stretch your legs, enjoy some gorgeous Dartmouth coastline. There are often art installations throughout the reserve, making it a varied and always enjoyable spot.

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Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Take an easy stroll through the medows and wooded areas and you will walk up to and past Slocum's River. Pack a lunch, bring a camera and binoculars. You never know what you may see.

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1 Thank SpiritsOpinion
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2012 via mobile

We visit here in all seasons. So many things in nature to see. Quite oten there are pieces of ort on display. Last week my favorite was a small building with walls made of strung sea glass. If you are outdoory this is a must visit. When you leave visit alderbrook farm for drinks fresh baked goods and wonderful produce.

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