Forge Pond Park, 245 King St, Hanover, MA 02339, USA
Owned By: Town of Hanover
Trail network (approx. 1 mile), around a former cranberry bog. Access from Forge Pond Park in Hanover.
This small network of trails around a former cranberry bog features water views and captivating landscapes, plus a link to the Old Rockland Fireworks Loop Trail.
Please see separate listings for more details on
• Forge Pond Park https://www.nsrwa.org/listing/forge-pond-park/
• French’s Stream Trail https://www.nsrwa.org/listing/frenchs-stream-trail/
• Summer Street Conservation Lands https://www.nsrwa.org/listing/summer-street-conservation-lands/
• Old Rockland Fireworks Loop Trail https://www.nsrwa.org/listing/old-rockland-fireworks-loop-trail/
Look for the trailhead at the green Clark Bog sign in Hanover’s Forge Pond Park, near Parking Lot C. There is also access from King Street. Be sure to remain on marked trails (red blazes) and be mindful of Private Property signs. The Hanover Police Department’s Shooting Range is immediately adjacent! A metal gate marks the boundary between the Clark Bog Trail and the Old Rockland Fireworks Loop Trail.
Habitats and Wildlife
This property used to be a cranberry bog, so it features relatively wide, sandy paths around ponds and wetlands. Of particular interest is the extremely dense new growth of young trees where the cranberries used to grow.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 1 mile
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Ample on-site parking at Forge Pond Park. Best access from Parking Lot C.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
No facilities on the Clark Bog Trail itself, but there are numerous benches, porta-potties, informational kiosks, and dog waste receptacles throughout Forge Pond Park. The pavilion (limited, seasonal hours) has a concession area with picnic tables.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes