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Red Maple Swamp Trail

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A trail with both a historical site and a swampy boardwalk.


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

41' 13 m

High

5' 1 m

Low

28' 8 m

Up

38' 12 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Historical Significance

Description

This trail begins at its own parking area on Hemenway Road. It splits into two directions. To the right, it climbs very slightly up Skiff Hill. Here, there is a small pavilion, picnic area, and an old Native American sharpening stone. This area also provides views of the ocean and has interpretive signage that tells of the pre-contact Native American village that once stood at this spot. To the left, the trail dives into the eponymous red maple swamp. This is almost all boardwalk. There is also a short spur boardwalk that goes even deeper into the swamp. In both directions this trail meets the Fort Hill Trail

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Daniel McCloskey

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Dec 29, 2021
Daniel McCloskey