Westport, MA 02790
Hike approximately 3 miles to Boiling Spring at the headwaters of the Westport River East Branch. Meet at Quanapoag Road, adjacent to the Copicut Reservoir.
Water and snack a good idea. Wear appropriate shoes/boots for walking rough woodland trails. Dress for the weather. Rain cancels hike.
Directions to trailhead: From Route I-195 E, take Exit 11 to Reed Rd. Go left, north, on Reed Rd. Stay on Reed Rd. which becomes North Hixville Rd. after approximately 1 1/2 miles. Continue north on North Hixville Rd. through Hixville and continue to follow North Hixville Road for approximately 1 1/3 miles. Upon passing the sign for the Rod and Gun Club of New Bedford on your right, take the next right, which will be Copicut Road. Note the Copicut Chicken Farm on your right as you make the turn onto Copicut Road. Travel approximately 2 miles on Copicut Road. Turn right onto Quanapoag Road, which is not paved. Travel approximately 1,500 feet where you will see our vehicles parked along the south side of the road.