Menotomy Rocks Park - Arlington, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 24.699 W 071° 09.958
19T E 321776 N 4697755
Quick Description: Mentomy Rocks Park is a 35 acre property of woods and a pond with trails that traverse terrain that includes a pond and ledge.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2013 6:40:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMJT6H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
In Arlington, north of Route 2 and in a residential neighborhood, is Menotomy Rocks Park.

The park is bounded by several roads. The main entrance is on Jason Road. I ended up parking at the junction of Churchill Ave and Valley Road to the north. It is generally squarish in shape, with a pond and a low, flat, mostly grassy area on the eastern side, and varied wooded landscape that rise to a rocky mount on the northern side. The

The park is meant to be for hiking for generally hiking-walking type activities. There are trails throughout the property. None are that steep but do watch your step with rocks and roots. The elevation difference between the pond and the mount is less than 100 ft.

Sites mention that the pond could ice-over enough in the winter to support ice skating - however, the thickness is not monitoried, so use is at the person's own risk. Fishing is allowed - though it isn't a very big pond - swimming is not allowed.

The park was acquired by the town around 1939 and is maintained by the Arlington Recreation Department. A citizen board, Friends of Menotomy Rocks provides advice and supporting care.

Other Sources:

Patch.com (Menotomy Rocks Park):
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Freiends of Menotomy Rocks:
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Name: Menotomy Rocks Park

Street Location: Jason Street, with other entrances, such as at the intersection of Churchill Ave and Valley Road

Local Municipality: Arlington

State/Province, etc.: MA

Country: United States of America

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: No

Date Established: 1/1/1939

Picnic Facilities: Tables, Council Circle

Recreational Facilities:
ice skating (use at own risk - not monitored), physical fitness trail, hiking trails.


Monuments/Statues: None seen

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None seen

Fountains: None

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Shallow 3 acre pond

Traditional Geocaches:
None currently


Special Events: Not listed

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