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Arnold Arboretum Boston 4.9 mi away
#3 of 53 Nature & Parks in Boston
This treasure is a terrific spot to relax, take a walk, view nature, walk your dog, bike ride.....and learn new things.
This park is owned by Harvard University and filled with gorgeous old trees, beautiful shrubs, and perfect lilac and rhododendron bushes.
Hammond Pond Reservation
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Newton
Great local gem for hiking and just being in varied nature
You can take guided tours to learn about salamanders, frogs and snakes native to the nature reservation.
Hemlock Gorge Reservation
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in Newton
This State park, managed by the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR), is minutes from the i95 / Rt. 9 intersection, with free parking on Ellis Street in Newton Upper Falls and Reservoir Street or Hamilton...
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston 5.5 mi away
#5 of 53 Nature & Parks in Boston
This unusual gem of a museum is in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston.. a short walk from the Museum of Fine Arts [you can park the MFA lot] – it has an eclectic collection of painting, sculpture, tapestry reflecti...
It was the first stop for our family - Green Line from Park Square - on our recent Boston visit, and everyone (including 16 year-old daughter and 20 year-old son) seemed to find something of interest.
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Larz Anderson Park Brookline 4.2 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Brookline
It's a great place to wander, play frisbee or toss a baseball, sit and read with a view of the skyline, fly a kite, etc. Drive to the top of the hill, park and walk around.
I remember enjoyably sledding down the snowy hills of Larz Anderson Park in the winter, immediately after a snow.
Webster Conservation Area
#3 of 4 Nature & Parks in Newton
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Brookline 3.9 mi away
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Brookline
This ~45 minute tour was loaded with interesting information on Olmstead, his family, and the firm that was so instrumental in shaping american landscape architecture, parks, university campuses, etc.
Throughout his life, Frederick Law Olmsted designed such famous landmarks as Central Park in New York, Belle Isle Park in Detroit, several national parks, and the park systems of several major cities including Bos...
Pulsifer's Cove
#4 of 4 Nature & Parks in Newton
Charles River Greenway Watertown 2.0 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Watertown
Extended and tenaciously preserved over the years to create a unique urban riverside park that is enjoyed by thousands every week.
A walk or cycle in the park
Charles River Cambridge 6.3 mi away
#1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Cambridge
... picknicking, cycling and having a quiet hour for yourself with a book or with your friends, for the park is just alongside the Charles River where you can see many boats, yachts and canoes, and you will share ...
Apart from the historical marvel of this place, the charm and beauty of nature + the boats sailing along the river is definitely something to see if you're visiting town.
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Lyman Estate Greenhouses Waltham 3.2 mi away
#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in Waltham
Chestnut Hill Reservoir Boston 2.9 mi away
#22 of 53 Nature & Parks in Boston
Cutler Park Needham 3.0 mi away
#2 of 13 Nature & Parks in Needham
Perfectly safe and frequented by joggers and dog walkers, Cutler park is the perfect place for a 20 “clear your head” in a peaceful and pristine natural area.
... is one side and Route 128 is on the other), you'll eventually pop out near the Home Depot on VFW Parkway and then be able to come back along the other side of the Charles to Millennium Park and then to Wells Ave.
Prospect Hill Park Waltham 4.6 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Waltham
There is a road that winds through it that is closed in winter, and people sometimes have parties and picnics here, but the best parts of the park are untouched wilderness where you can find local flora and fauna...
You can either drive to the entrance to the park and walk to the top of the hill, or, even better, park on Main Street and climb through the Prospect Hill residential area, which has beautiful homes.
Boston Public Garden Boston 7.1 mi away
#1 of 53 Nature & Parks in Boston
Great scenery there's something different every where, little ducklings or real ones, the frog park, beautiful bridge, fab skyline and great shops, cafes/ bars and history around the edges.
Just a great park to visit always beautifully maintained and wonderful flowers and scenery - the ducks and ponds are always therapeutic go watch
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Charles River Bike Path Cambridge 6.5 mi away
#2 of 10 Nature & Parks in Cambridge
After our Fenway Park tour we walked down to the River Path and took it back to the Public Gardens.
There is a less traveled section beyond that point, extending to Waltham and eventually ending around Norumbega Park in Newton, which also provides fantastic view.
Fresh Pond Reservation Cambridge 4.5 mi away
#3 of 10 Nature & Parks in Cambridge
Beware of the park ranger if your off-leash pup hasn't got a Cambridge dog license.
It is also very popular and maintained so do not expect a nature trail complete with wildlife frolicking about.
Mills Field Needham 2.5 mi away
#8 of 13 Nature & Parks in Needham
Commonwealth Avenue Mall Boston 5.8 mi away
#13 of 53 Nature & Parks in Boston
Commonwealth Avenue Mall is a beautiful linear park in the median of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston's picturesque Back Bay neighborhood, stretching from Boston Public Garden to Kenmore Square.
Commonwealth Avenue is a divided street with this lovely green park (the mall) in the middle, decorated sporadically with fine bronze statues, park benches and huge mature century old deciduous trees and magnolias...
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Jamaica Pond Boston 4.8 mi away
#18 of 53 Nature & Parks in Boston
Wonderful nature spot, close to good eateries and cafes.
It's a good spot to get away from the city and feel like you're in the middle of nature without needing to drive for hours.
Lake Waban Wellesley 6.5 mi away
#1 of 5 Nature & Parks in Wellesley
Great place to enjoy a couple miles of beautiful nature on a trail that encircles Lake Waban.
It is a bit difficult to find the trail but if you enter the Wellesley College campus from Route 16, park in the first parking lot on the right and then walk towards the lake, you will find it.
Charles River Esplanade Boston 7.4 mi away
#6 of 53 Nature & Parks in Boston
With beautiful views of the river, and the amazing skyline from both banks, Charles River Esplanade is a nice place for a walk to admire the beauty of nature & the effort of man!
The park also has gorgeous horticulture maintained by the Esplanade Association, Boston's most impressive tree canopy, and scores of family-friendly events and activities from 5Ks to free fitness classes to park t...
Boston Common Boston 7.3 mi away
#7 of 53 Nature & Parks in Boston
On most days, it reminds of New York's Central Park or Chicago's Grant Park or St. Louis' Forest Park, a pastoral and serene landscape to walk and relax and reflect amidst the hustle and bustle of an urban environ...
Like other beautiful landmarks in other great cities (NYC's Central Park, SF's Golden Gate, Vancouver's Stanley Park, London's Hyde Park, etc), this lovely area has rolling lawns, towering trees, beautiful flowers...
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Minuteman Trail Bikeway Massachusetts 6.1 mi away
#135 of 788 Nature & Parks in Massachusetts
with many miles along the path nature follows you every foot of the way....history is living just feet away if you do decide to wander....its always a nice trip for me, quiet and peaceful most of the time,,,,
... outdoors, its nicely groomed and has nice medow on Lexington line, some folks bike right to Alewife Station where they can park their bikes and take subway to Boston.I am very grateful tio live so close by it.
Cambridge Common Cambridge 5.1 mi away
#4 of 10 Nature & Parks in Cambridge
... best among the best in delivering responsible human beings to the universe !! Yet another distinction of this place is that this is where George Washington assembled his first troop !! I love this public park !!
Some revolutionary war reenactors were circle the park playing music which my daughter got a kick out of.
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Rose Kennedy Greenway Boston 8.1 mi away
#4 of 53 Nature & Parks in Boston
One of the most unique city parks you'll ever visit, the stunning Greenway allow you to stroll through block after block of central Boston on what used to be a major freeway (now buried underground).
The large and beautiful shade trees, with plenty of park benches, in this park were a welcome relief on our trek all over Boston!
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Cat Rock Park Weston 4.9 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Weston
Cat Rock Park is a wonderful place to take your dog to play In fields, explore in the woods and swim in ponds.
My wife and I took our little papillon here for a romp in the park He loved it.
Frog Pond Boston 7.0 mi away
#11 of 53 Nature & Parks in Boston
Statues and fountains that commemorate our country's history, homages to Poe, a great park to run, picnic, and enjoy.
Whether you’re taking a stroll through the park, or this is your destination, it’s worth a quick pass by!
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Spy Pond Park Arlington 5.7 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Arlington
Spy Pond Park is an absolutely delightful small park adjoining a lovely lake right in Arlington.
Great park, scenery is beautiful!
Cricket Field Needham 3.5 mi away
#9 of 13 Nature & Parks in Needham