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Mystic River Reservation

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Address: Mystic Valley Parkway, Somerville, MA 02144
Phone Number: +1 617-727-5380
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The most beautiful Boston sunsets ever

I've been to Mystic river reservation twice during my stay in Boston: once for a morning hike, and another time in the evening for sunset. The reservation is amazing, can't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2016
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Ramat Hasharon
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Ramat Hasharon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I've been to Mystic river reservation twice during my stay in Boston: once for a morning hike, and another time in the evening for sunset. The reservation is amazing, can't believe such beauty exists so close to our apartment (we stayed in Somerville), fantastic trails, beautiful views of the river, within just 5 minutes drive. But then, on my last... More 

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Somerville, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

2+ miles of paved walking paths that uses two bridges over the Mystic to make a loop. New boardwalk connects under route 28 to Assembly Row and tons of food, Starbucks, ice cream, shopping, and a movie theater. Could be kept up better. Use some caution at the far East and west edges as there may be homeless camps there.

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1 Thank jmoeling
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

The area is nice and has some parking for people to bring their bicycles, dogs and children to play but there is nothing attractive to keep you there other than nature itself. The paths do not have flowers and there are not enough seats around the river. This place has potential but needs serious uplifting and some recreational area for... More 

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1 Thank Danuza
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Several turnouts for parking along Mystic Valley Parkway, then plunge into the woods along the well kept trail. Even last Sunday, saw very few other travelers. Note: 6.9 mile hike to top of the hill.

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Thank travelingcowgirl52
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

After shopping across the street at a plaza that hosts TJ Maxx, my friends and I were delighted with the lovely reservation to soak up nature and to relax. I was impressed with the view of the small harbour of boats and dock area. We sat on a park bench and soaked up the tranquility of the area and the... More 

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1 Thank missyv678
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

I love riding my bike here and I don't feel like I am going to be killed. Careful of pedestrians, the advent of headphones have made them deaf so they don't hear you coming. I ride on the grass to avoid them. The path is rough not meant for road bikes. Better suited for hybrids and mountain bikes.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

There's a perfect cycling route from Somerville or Medford, right along the river, with plenty of distractions along the way, including this reservation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is a great place for bike riding. Close to Boston, great parking next to the State Police Headquarters. Accessible from route 16. The ride around the Mystic River reservation is about 3 miles. Most are paved which are excellent if you just want to jog or walk. Ideal for parents that want to train kids in their bicycles. No... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

I am visiting my son who lives in Arlington with the Mystic River as a boundary. It is a beautiful meandering river with well shaded walk ways popular with joggers and geese. People with boats are on the river enjoying summer with the family. On top of it a bus ride or a cup of coffee are just 10 minutes... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

it's so calm and peaceful, a little slice of widreness nestled in the city. Really good rates on boatrentals too

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