Hale Reservation consists of more than 1200 acres. Hale is a "living Laboratory" for the thousands of students and visitors that enjoy its remote woodlands every year. The trails here are fun to ride and interesting enough to keep you coming back for more.
The trails at Hale seem almost contradictory. On the one hand you can cruise around on the marked loops and enjoy a peaceful, scenic, interemdaite level ride. Venture onto the many unmarked singletracks and you will subject yourself to some pretty extreme and dificult trails.
I suggest bringing a copy of the map, and also the map for Noanet Woods since you may stray out of Hale and into it without realizing it.
Hale hosts a vast and growing network of trails that are open to the general public and to mountain bikers with the following exceptions:
All trails are closed from March 1st through April 30th. This is to prevent possible damage to fragile muddy trails in what is refered to at "mud season".
Mountain Biking is not permitted on any of the beaches or fields.
Directions to Hale: From Route 128 take exit 16B, Route 109 heading towards Westwood. Follow 109 to your fourth right, Dover Road. Take the third right off Dover Rd onto Carby St.
While most people ride from the main parking lot at Hale, many choose instead to start ar Caryl Park in Dover at the trailhead for Noanet Woods. Doing that easialy doubles the length of your ride.
By Bill Boles