Posted on January 11, 2021 and last updated on January 11, 2021

Goat Hill Trail, Acton


  • Preserve Size: 25 acres
  • Trail Mileage: 0.6 miles one way
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: panoramic views

For a short, easy climb — more a stroll, rather — up a very well-made, universally-accessible gravel path — you are treated to marvelous views of the Presidential Range and Mt. Washington in one direction. In another direction, distant blue mountains serve as the backdrop to the orchards and fields that fall away before you. At the top of the hill, there are a few picnic tables sheltered under a copse of towering conifers.

The path, which was covered in snow when we visited, is wide and makes gentle switchbacks for 0.6 miles to reach the open summit. This is a lovely walk; what a treasure people have here!

Directions: A relatively large parking lot at the trailhead is off H Road, about 2.2 miles north of the intersection with Route 109 and 800 feet or so beyond Romac Orchards, according to Google maps. Coming from the north, the parking area is about 0.4 south of Lakeside Drive.


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