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“A perfect place for walking”
Review of Noanet Woodlands

Noanet Woodlands
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Dover
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Owner description: Follow a network of trail across a grand preserve that features woodlands and ponds, a former mill site, and Noanet Peak, which offers views of the Boston skyline.
Boston
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408 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“A perfect place for walking”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

If you want to spend an afternoon out of doors, there is no better place than Noanet Woods. Very picturesque, and most of the trails are easy walking. Don't miss the high spot with a view of downtown Boston. Print out a map (in color) ahead of time or take a picture of the map at the edge of the parking lot, as it's very easy to get lost.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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291 reviews
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“Great trails, Some History”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

There are trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback. Dogs allowed but not on all trails. Outhouses at parking lot with maps. Trails not well marked. You can spend an hour or most of the day. And it is free.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“maintained trails+free+ponds,but secluded place”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

this spot is hard to find. Make sure to type Caryl park dedham street on gps. and take the 2nd parking lot ahead on the road. if you take the 1st parking, you might join the trails inbetween and get confused. in the 2nd you will find the board in the left corner of noanet woodlands. there are many trails and you can even grab maps below the board. we took the red trail and joined the yellow leading us to noanet peak and then joined the red back to exit. took us 1hr. it was easy but got moderate near the peak. this trail is most popular and you can get to see the dam site with the waterfall, the pond and the peak with boston skyline view in far distance. but still a very nice hike. the trails are well maintained even though unpaved and well marked. make sure to stay on track. no restroom,just the porto potty. bikes are allowed to certain point only,not to peak. overall a nice time in nature. just at 2-3miles is the Hale reservation,rocky woods again trustees property.you can take time to visit them also. also there's a farm on route to noanet,didnt go but looked good.

Visited August 2013
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Dover, Massachusetts
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“Noanet woodlands”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Wonderful area in which to walk, cross-country ski, mountain bike (not in spring). My family hikes there several times a year. The trails are varied and well marked, even in the snow. There are hills, ponds, a dam, A great place to spend an afternoon.

Visited June 2013
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
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“Nice secluded place”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We went for a hike here on a beautiful Saturday, and although we had some problems finding it initially, we were very glad we did. You have to enter through Caryl Park, but there is parking for about 40 cars (although this Park is also home to tennis/basketball camps, so if it's a busy time for lessons, etc., the parking disappears quickly).

There is a map of the available trails, and there are quite a few to chose from -- some that walk to ponds, one to a dam and one to the "peak." The loop to/from the peak is quick and not very steep at all, so it'd be great for folks of all ages/health levels and there is a view of the Boston skyline from there. Because of the recent rain a lot of the trails were flooded, but I imagine this is not an issue for most of the year.

Regarding the "dog-friendly" aspect -- we did see quite a few dogs, all off-leash, but they were well-behaved and dog waste wasn't an issue as far as we saw. Hopefully people have just been better at picking up after their pets lately.

Looking forward to returning with a picnic lunch sometime soon!

Visited June 2013
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