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      Borderland State Park was created in the early 1970's. The property had been owned by the Ames family since 1906. It was acquired by the state in 1971. A significant feature of the park is the Ames mansion. This has been preserved and is open to the public for tours. The Friends of Borderland have been instrumental in preserving the mansion and in doing fundraising for the general upkeep and improvement of the park.

      For mountain bikers Borderland is almost a paradise. What keeps it from being one of the best-ranked riding areas in the region is its lack of intermediate level trails. There are more than enough hard technical trails to satisfy anyone. Even a few "bare rock" sections reminiscent of the Lynn Woods or Moab.

      And there are lots of easy trails. These wind around on dirt roads, circumnavigate the park's many lakes, go by the historic Ames mansion and provide a rider with a scenic tour of the area.

      Intermediate trails are few and far between though. Stray off the dirt roads into the park's many singletracks and you'll quickly be challenged by and abundance of roots and rocks. The singletracks, located mostly in the northern end of the park are a lot of fun. But beginners will find themselves walking a lot. Oh well, remember that old saying, "Every mountain bike comes equipped with a hiker." Well, at Borderland that hiker will get some exercise.

      NEMBA has been very active in borderland. We've build bridges, done a lot of trail work, and even put in some new singletrack trails. Including Bob's trail, which honors Bob Babineau, the park's former supervisor.

      Come to Borderland when you want to go for a fun ride with your family, or when you just want to cruise around in the sunshine. Come to borderland if you want to challenge yourself on unremittingly technical trails. But don't come to Borderland if your cup of tea is smooth mellow singletracks.

      Recently SEMASS NEMBA and the Friends of Borderland joined together to buy a Muck Truck. It is already being used productively to improve Borderland's trails.
      Bob's Trail Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      259 Massapoag Ave., North Easton, MA 02356 is the Park Headquarters. The park charges a nominal fee to park at this location. There is additional park-sanctioned parking at the corner of Bay and Allen Road but DCR parking passes are required. There is limited street parking on Massapoag Ave and very limited parking on Mountain St.

      Borderland is not located near any one major highway. From the DCR's website here are the directions to get to Borderland from most anywhere.
      From north: Take Rte. 128 south to Rte. 95 south (towards Providence). Take exit 10 (Sharon, Walpole and Coney Street). Take a left at the end of the ramp and follow this road, two or three miles to the traffic lights in Sharon Center. Go straight thru this intersection and immediately bear right onto Pond St. Follow Pond St. for 1-1/2 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, on your left.

      From Boston: Take the southeast expressway south to Rte. 128 north and then to Rte. 95 south. Follow directions from above.

      From west: Mass Pike to Rte. 495 south to exit 10 (Easton and Rte. 123). Take a left at the end of the ramp and follow Rte. 123 east towards Easton. Rte. 123 will merge with Rte. 106 east. After this merge look for the brown "Borderland" sign, on the left about a half mile from the merge. Take this left onto Poquanticut Ave. After about a mile the road will fork, bear to the left onto Massapoag Ave. and follow the signs to the park, approximately another two miles. Entrance will be on your right.

      From east (Brockton): From Rte. 24 north take exit 17B (Easton). Follow Rte. 123 west to the intersection of Rte. 138. Take a right onto Rte. 138 north and follow to the second set of traffic lights (approx. one mile), take a left onto Main St and continue about one mile into the center of North Easton. In the center the road will fork, continue straight up the hill, Lincoln St., and follow to the end, approx. two miles. Take a right onto Bay Rd., then an immediate left onto Allen Rd. Follow Allen Rd. to its end, approx. one and a half miles. Take a right onto Rockland St. and follow for just under a mile to a four way stop sign. Take a right onto Massapoag Ave., the park entrance will be one mile on your right.

      From south (Fall River): From Rte. 24 north take exit 16 (Rte. 106 west and Mansfield). Follow Rte. 106 west through four sets of traffic lights. Go thru the fourth light, which will be the intersection of Rte. 123 and 106, continue west on Rtes. 123 & 106 for one half mile. A brown park sign will be on your right, take this right onto Poquanticut Ave. Follow the signs to the park, approximately three miles.

      From south (Providence): Take Rte. 95 north to exit 7A (Mansfield & Rte. 140 south). Take Rte. 140 south to the intersection of Rte. 106 east. Follow Rte. 106 into Easton. Rte. 106 will merge with Rte. 123. Continue 1/2 mile after the merge and turn left at the brown Borderland sign onto Poquanticut Ave. Follow Poquanticut Ave. and then bear left onto Massapoag Ave. to the park, which will be on your right, approximately 3 miles from the turn at Rtes. 106/123.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 15, 2020
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      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Horse
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      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Snowshoe
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      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent
      869 ft
      Total Vertical
      178 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      363 ft
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      Photos of Borderland State Park Mountain Bike

      12 |
      Oct 3, 2022 @ 6:56pm
      Oct 3, 2022
      trail: Friends Trail
      34 |
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 7:16am
      Aug 2, 2022
      trail: Friends Trail
      24 |
      Jul 22, 2022 @ 6:40am
      Jul 22, 2022
      trail: Bob's Trail
      22 |
      Jul 15, 2022 @ 6:16pm
      Jul 15, 2022
      61 |
      Jan 24, 2022 @ 8:25am
      Jan 24, 2022
      trail: Bob's Trail
      84 |
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 6:39pm
      Jul 23, 2021
      50 |
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 6:39pm
      Jul 23, 2021
      trail: Ridge (black)
      93 |
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 6:19am
      Apr 30, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Friends Trail
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 8:19am
      Jan 30, 2023
      Wet TrevorSchroedera8v
      Split Rock
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 7:20am
      Jan 30, 2023
      Variable mostly dry, muddy in low lying areasTrevorSchroedera8v
      Quarry Loop Trail
      Aug 28, 2022 @ 5:56pm
      Aug 28, 2022
      DryTree downPeterv1XtU9
      Ridge (blue)
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 3:02pm
      Jun 23, 2022
      IdealAll clearmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Morse Loop Connector (To HQ)
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 3:02pm
      Jun 23, 2022
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Mountain Street Access
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 3:02pm
      Jun 23, 2022
      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 3:02pm
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      Idealmappermook TRAILFORKS
      Bob's Trail
      Jun 15, 2022 @ 11:01am
      Jun 15, 2022
      Idealkunarider Ames Nowell
      What Trail?!?!
      Jun 9, 2022 @ 3:03pm
      Jun 9, 2022
      VariableA few wet spots, but mostly in great shape.mappermook TRAILFORKS
      Mountain Street Connector
      Jun 9, 2022 @ 3:03pm
      Jun 9, 2022
      IdealIt's actually clear and drymappermook TRAILFORKS

      Activity Feed

      user #2976560TrevorSchroedera8vaddreportSplit Rock and 1 more
      Jan 30, 2023 @ 7:20am
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      Jan 30, 2023 @ 5:11am
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      user #3074486thehihikwishlistroute20 MILE ROUTE
      Jan 4, 2023 @ 6:22am
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      user #2898545willpfefferwishlistrouteKP's B-Land IC Combo Loop
      Dec 10, 2022 @ 7:26pm
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      user #3093588Millzy001riddentrailRockland Trail
      Nov 15, 2022 @ 9:43am
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      Recent Comments

      user #1727533kunariderreportBob's Trailthank you kind sir
      Jun 15, 2022 @ 11:01am
      Jun 15, 2022
      user #1382600JreffordreportBob's TrailDCR cleared as of 6/15.
      Jun 15, 2022 @ 10:23am
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      user #1727533kunariderreportNEMBAYes, I finally learned how to take a screenshot
      Mar 30, 2022 @ 8:51am
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      user #2188109mappermookreportMountain Street and Friends Trail ConnectorHa I upvoted his comment to at least negate...
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      user #1727533kunariderreportMountain Street and Friends Trail ConnectorI tried to upvote, accidentally hit down, and...
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5620 miles866 ft8 miles177 ft
      Horse64 miles33 ft4,304 ft46 ft
      Hike6022 miles869 ft8 miles177 ft
      Trail Running6022 miles869 ft8 miles177 ft
      Snowshoe64 miles33 ft4,304 ft46 ft
      Nordic Ski64 miles33 ft4,304 ft46 ft
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