Forest Trails

Clark Bog Trail

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
• French’s Stream Trail
• Summer Street Conservation Lands
• Old Rockland Fireworks Loop Trail

Trail Description

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.

Forge Pond Park, 245 King St, Hanover, MA 02339, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 1 mile

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Ample on-site parking at Forge Pond Park. Best access from Parking Lot C.

Cost: Free

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.

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: North River watershed

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