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Coolidge Reservation, Manchester-by-the-Sea

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Coolidge Reservation is a nature reserve located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. The property is owned by The Trustees of Reservations.

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  • Nice walking trails out in the forest and out to the ocean. We did all three trails in just under an hour. It had just rained that morning, and one part brings you out to an open prairie area that... 
    Nice walking trails out in the forest and out to the ocean. We did all three trails in just under an hour. It had just rained that morning, and one part brings you out to an open prairie area that...  more »
  • This is a pretty hiking area located in Manchester. It is an easy hiking area too, making it readily accessible for those with small kids and those with physical limitations. We walked a short trail.....  more
    This is a pretty hiking area located in Manchester. It is an easy hiking area too, making it readily accessible for those with small kids and those with physical limitations. We walked a short trail.....  more »
  • Three potential winter walks, but owing to the fact that we did not have our elastic crampons with us, we had to pass up the semi-icy bungalow hill hike. we did walk out to the beach ('gray beach... 
    Three potential winter walks, but owing to the fact that we did not have our elastic crampons with us, we had to pass up the semi-icy bungalow hill hike. we did walk out to the beach ('gray beach...  more »
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  • An easy 2-mile trail out and back trail will bring you to both an excellent Beach as well as the famous ocean lawn with amazing expansive views. You will also pass a saltwater pond, and some nice rhododendron plant and mountain laurel along the way. Be cautious of the large quantity of goose droppings on the ocean lawn.
  • It's a wooded area with a pond that leads to a lawn in front of a rocky beach. The lawn and the beach are the crown jewel of the place and are open Fri-Mon.
  • It's a beautiful park where you can get a glimpse of some very interesting architecture. When the leaves come off in the autumn, you can even see the late Michael Graves' spectacular house from the Magnolia beach. Well worth a walk at any time of the year for the views and serenity.
  • What a beautiful place, short hikes and the always pleasant ocean view
  • Outstanding! Short hike to large lawn, great for picnics, with gorgeous views of rocky shoreline. Such a hidden treasure! Can also access small beach. Or hike uphill to rocky outcropping for nice peek of harbor.

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