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A Peaceful Afternoon Stroll at Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge

Swan at Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge

Mike and I took advantage of the nice weather and headed out to Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge in Taunton, Massachusetts for an afternoon stroll. The refuge is popular for its’ abundance of bird watching opportunities. There are approximately 2 miles of beautiful trails to explore. The trails wind through the forest with frequent views of the river. Plenty of scenic photography opportunities exist throughout the walk.

The trail is relatively flat, with a few minor hills. Here are a few scenic views along the wooden portion of the route.

River trail sign - Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge - Taunton, MA

Trail view at Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge in Taunton, MA

Trail views at Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge in Taunton, MA

A few gorgeous pond views

Pond views at Boyden Wildlife Refuge - Taunton, MA

Pond views at Boyden Wildlife Refuge - Taunton, MA

The walk along the river is peaceful, desolate, and relaxing. Check out these fantastic views of the Three Mile River.

Beautiful views of Three Mile River in Taunton, MA

Scenic river views - Boyden Wildlife Refuge - Taunton, MA

Waterfall at Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge - Taunton, MA

For those not interested in hiking, there are picnic tables for enjoying a spring/summer lunch in the beautiful park. You will also find a fragrant garden, which is filled with fresh flowers during the summer months. Here you will also find a replica of the cabin used by Arthur Cleveland Bent, an notable ornithologist and writer who wrote the biographies of 1200 different types of birds.

Log cabin - Boyden Wildlife Refuge in Taunton, MA

Gertrude M. Boyden Refuge is one of the best areas in Bristol County to take a peaceful, scenic nature walk. So, lace up your shoes and get out here this spring to take in some natural beauty and get in some healthy exercise.

Directions: Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge is located at 298 Cohannet Street, Taunton, MA



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