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Hikes > PokemonGo

These four hikes and trails will have you ditching your hunt for PokeMon (there’s no wifi, so no excuses) and reveling in the glories of nature.

Ben Utter Trail/Stepstone Falls
Distance: 3.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Ben Utter/Stepstone Falls, a hard-to-find trail, is worth scouting out. Stepstone Falls are small, careening falls that provide a bubbling soundtrack to a lovely hike. Listen to the falls sing as you trek through unfurling ferns and past the remains of an old gristmill. Austin Farm Rd., Escoheag

Long and Ell Ponds
Distance: 5.7 miles
Difficulty: Difficult
Long and Ell Ponds is not your family-friendly trail, rather, it’s for the serious hiker amongst us. Climb over rocks and boulders and scale outcroppings on this scenic expanse in South County. North Rd., Hopkinton

Maxwell Mays
Distance: 2.3 miles
Difficulty: Easy
With gorgeous views of Carr’s Pond and vibrating meadows, it’s no wonder this preserve was named after the famed landscape painter Maxwell Mays. This is an easy, pleasant hike with small challenges like roots and stones that jut out in random places. 2082 Victory Hwy., Coventry

Neutaconkanut Hill
Distance: .25 to 1.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
If you’re up in Providence and want a break from the urban jungle, consider a trip to Neutaconkanut Hill. It has an array of trails that overlook the city, providing a nice respite from the hustle and bustle below. Plainfield St., Providence

 

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