Monday, December 23, 2013

Charles River Link Trail Medfield MA.


The southern end of the Charles River Link Trail meets the Bay Circuit Trail after passing through wilds around the grounds of the decommissioned Medfield State Hospital now gradually becoming part of Medfield State Forest.




The trailhead on the eastern side is in Dover just to the north of the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School.





From there it crosses a few fields before entering a riverside forest.



The forest rises along exposed ledge that makes the opposite side of the Rocky Narrows from the venerable Sherborn parcel belonging to the Trustees of Reservations.




The Medfield side is comparably striking with a well blazed trail designed for best possible aesthetic appeal.



From there the trail descends to wetlands with a few interesting hospital outbuilding ruins.



Before long it reaches the Bay Circuit.