The Haunted Hike In Massachusetts That Will Send You Running For The Hills

There’s something about walking alone in the old forests of New England that can make the the hair on the back of your neck stand at attention. One particularly spooky hike can be found in the aptly named Witches Woods of Beverly. While these woods may be lovely during the daylight hours, they become dark and deep as the sun begins to set.

You can also use the area for birding and nature study, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter season.

In terms of the actual terrain, this hike ranges from very easy to moderately challenging. There is some rocky terrain to navigate if you want to push yourself, but you can also easily choose an easier route through flatter areas.

Witches Wood is now officially known as Beverly Commons. Parking is available to the right of the wood on Stone Bridge Road. To reach the forest, from Route 128, take exit 17 and head south on Grapevine Road toward Beverly Farms. Continue for 1.25 miles and turn right onto Greenwood avenue.

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