259 Massapoag Avenue
Easton / Sharon
is one of the most historically significant tracts of publicly owned land
in the Commonwealth. Created in the early 1900s by artist and suffragist
Blanche Ames and her botanist husband Oakes, Borderland offers many of
the same pleasures that the Ames family enjoyed: walking and horseback
riding on woodland trails, fishing and canoeing in the ponds, or in winter
ice-skating and sledding.
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From north: Take Rte. 128 south to Rte. 95 south (towards
Providence). Take exit 10 (Sharon, Walpole and Coney Street). Take a left
at the end of the ramp and follow this road, two or three miles to the
traffic lights in Sharon Center. Go straight thru this intersection and
immediately bear right onto Pond St. Follow Pond St. for 1-1/2 miles until
you come to a traffic rotary. Go half way around the rotary and continue
onto Massapoag Ave. for three miles to the park entrance, on your left.
From Boston: Take the southeast expressway south to Rte.
128 north and then to Rte. 95 south. Follow directions from above.
From west: Mass Pike to Rte. 495 south to exit 10 (Easton
and Rte. 123). Take a left at the end of the ramp and follow Rte. 123
east towards Easton. Rte. 123 will merge with Rte. 106 east. After this
merge look for the brown "Borderland" sign, on the left about
a half mile from the merge. Take this left onto Poquanticut Ave. After
about a mile the road will fork, bear to the left onto Massapoag Ave.
and follow the signs to the park, approximately another two miles. Entrance
will be on your right.
From east (Brockton): From Rte. 24 north take exit 17B
(Easton). Follow Rte. 123 west to the intersection of Rte. 138. Take a
right onto Rte. 138 north and follow to the second set of traffic lights
(approx. one mile), take a left onto Main St and continue about one mile
into the center of North Easton. In the center the road will fork, continue
straight up the hill, Lincoln St., and follow to the end, approx. two
miles. Take a right onto Bay Rd., then an immediate left onto Allen Rd.
Follow Allen Rd. to its end, approx. one and a half miles. Take a right
onto Rockland St. and follow for just under a mile to a four way stop
sign. Take a right onto Massapoag Ave., the park entrance will be one
mile on your right.
From south (Fall River): From Rte. 24 north take exit
16 (Rte. 106 west and Mansfield). Follow Rte. 106 west through four sets
of traffic lights. Go thru the fourth light, which will be the intersection
of Rte. 123 and 106, continue west on Rtes. 123 & 106 for one half
mile. A brown park sign will be on your right, take this right onto Poquanticut
Ave. Follow the signs to the park, approximately three miles.
From south (Providence): Take Rte. 95 north to exit 7A
(Mansfield & Rte. 140 south). Take Rte. 140 south to the intersection
of Rte. 106 east. Follow Rte. 106 into Easton. Rte. 106 will merge with
Rte. 123. Continue 1/2 mile after the merge and turn left at the brown
Borderland sign onto Poquanticut Ave. Follow Poquanticut Ave. and then
bear left onto Massapoag Ave. to the park, which will be on your right,
approximately 3 miles from the turn at Rtes. 106/123.