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“Lovely State Park”

Callahan State Park
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Framingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

What a lovely Park. We were visiting Boston and went there with family members who routinely use this park for their dog-exercise routine. Came across lovely fields of wild flowers, saw signs of the approaching Fall, and took the walk on the Dam which was full of other dogs, and kids, all enjoying the hot, but beautiful, sunny day with their families. The Pond looked lovely, in spite of high bacteria levels for humans, and had a lot of dogs swimming there and enjoying the coolness of the water.A wonderful place to hang out and socialize.A good pair of walking shoes is a must.

3  Thank TheExplorerFamily
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

A while back I took my cross-country skis to Callahan State Park in hopes of finding a new place to ski. Unfortunately all I found was a huge flat field of brown-dog-poo-polka dotted snow as far as the eye could see. While there is a baggie station for owners to use to pick up after their pets, its quite obvious no one uses them. IT WAS DISGUSTING. You could not take a step in any direction without having to avoid copious dog poo.

Shame on all the dog owners who frequent this park. Someone should rub your noses in it.

9  Thank SnoSearchT
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We used to take our dog to Callahan before she passed. It is a great place to bring dogs to swim or play ball. It's very nice park for humans too!

1  Thank CLF7
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Convenience to where I live, can go any time for free. I prefer the back parking area because of the dog walkers in the front area but the sky line in the front is beautiful and the open fields. Can walk all the way to the Marlboro pkg lot and Beebe Pond area also and cross country ski, ride horses in the past could be done. Some people bike the trails.

1  Thank 257Ginnie
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Don't get me wrong... I love dogs and owned large breeds BUT this area used to be a place where you could have a very nice picnic basket meal with friends down by the pond and a blanket! You could enjoy the radio control airplanes that clubs bring there and see them practicing their flights... That was fun! You could also fly kites and run with it and your children.... Forget that as you will need BOOTS!
Today there are MANY COMPLAINTS from people who remember the horses and picnics and sunning yourself. The kennel clubs and dog owners who have taken over this area have ruined it for those who wanted to enjoy it the way it was. People do not pick up after there pets and they illegally turn their dogs loose to impose on others peaceful enjoyment. The trustees and state need to police the area better and lay down the laws. You can' t walk around without stepping in the smelly dog poop. Dogs come running at you and the famous last words from the owners are," don't worry he/she is FRIENDLY... I know people who have been jumped on and knocked over from an over zealous dog!!!

7  Thank Linda L
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