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Farandnear Reservation, Shirley

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  • My first time though very close by. Went before spring sunset and it was lovely. Very large number of interesting trees and plants to observe. Nice and spread out with great directions. Will... 
    My first time though very close by. Went before spring sunset and it was lovely. Very large number of interesting trees and plants to observe. Nice and spread out with great directions. Will...  more »
  • Excellent 👍 place for casual walking. Clean restrooms, well marked trails. Trails open year round. Restrooms close late fall till spring. 
    Excellent 👍 place for casual walking. Clean restrooms, well marked trails. Trails open year round. Restrooms close late fall till spring.  more »
  • Beautifully maintained conservation area. Love the conifers in the arboretum and the visitors area. Would be a perfect spot for a wedding. Also great hiking! Not crowded at all on a Friday afternoon. 
    Beautifully maintained conservation area. Love the conifers in the arboretum and the visitors area. Would be a perfect spot for a wedding. Also great hiking! Not crowded at all on a Friday afternoon.  more »
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  • Very beautiful trail. Stopped by in the fall with my dog and I cannot wait to go back again this year. The front garden area could use a little love but the natural plants and scenery is very beautiful.
  • Beautiful grounds kept with care. Looking forward to heading back and exploring more!
  • Very neat and well maintained park. Hiking trails are marked very well and there is no chance of getting lost. Even if you don't look at the maps, the signs will do. It is a small park compared to state parks of course.. there is parking available for 10-15 cars. The entrance is kinda confusing. There is a gate you have to pass but is unlocked when the park is open.
  • Absolutely love it here! There are 2 loops one is .75 miles the other is 1 mile with all sorts of little interconnecting trails. Its peaceful and the Pinetum is beautifully maintained. My pup also enjoys hiking here!
  • Such a lovely little gem. I lived in Shirley for over 10 years and never knew this was here. I took the kiddos, age 6 and 3, for a little walk around the blue loop trail, which was .75 miles. They loved it and so did I. The grounds are beautiful. So picturesque and well kept. A great place for a picnic either on the grass or on the picnic tables unfer the pavilion. With 2 small kids in tow, it was great that there is actual bathrooms here and they were clean. Ample parking for at least 10 cars. We can't wait to come back! And of course, don't forget the bug spray!!

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