Borderland State Park has over 20 miles of hiking trails, including
a section of the Bay Circuit Trail. There are no less than six
ponds to explore. Visitors enjoy the easy three mile pond loop
trail which is made up of old farm roads and paths through hay
fields. The other park trails range from moderate to difficult
hiking. The distances and difficulty are labeled on the trail
The pond loop trail at Borderland
• Hiking - pick up a trail map at the Visitors
Center or on line to plan your visit.
• Family Biking -
families enjoy biking on the three mile pond loop.
• Mountain Biking -
most trails are available for mountain bike use. Restrictions
are on the pond edge, swamp and quiet woods trails. NEMBA Trail
and Bob's trails were designed for serious mountain bike use.
Please do not ride on wet days or spring thaw to preserve the
• Pets are
permitted. Must be on a 10 ft maximum leash and attended at
all times. Must have proof of current rabies vaccine. Mutt
mitts are provided for pet waste pick up.
Picnic tables are provided near the Visitors Center. Groups of
twenty people or more must obtain a permit from the park supervisor.
Alcoholic drinks are not permitted.
• Birding - Borderland
has many different landscapes, therefore a variety of birds
live and migrate through the park. Spring and fall migrating
waterfowl frequent Lower and Upper Leach Ponds.
• Photo Opportunities - The gardens, mansion, water
areas and rural landscape are exciting areas to photograph year-round.
• Fishing - Fishing is allowed at Borderland. Massachusetts
fishing regulations must be applied. The ponds are accessible
only by foot. Bass, perch, pickerel and sunfish are frequently
caught. Borderland's ponds are not stocked.
Group Day Use
England Mountain Bike Association