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Charles River Peninsula

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Field, Woods, River, Old Ruins

The first three are easy to find but the fourth might take a little exploring via an unmarked... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Needham, Massachusetts

Great series of board walks and trails that take you from Great Plain Avenue all the way to the PTC... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Surrounded on three sides by the river, this restored grassland field is accessible by either foot or boat.
Fisher Street, Needham, MA 02492
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The first three are easy to find but the fourth might take a little exploring via an unmarked trail. Oh, I forgot the boat put-in facility and parking. Steep hill to get there though.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank birdsinhand18
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Great series of board walks and trails that take you from Great Plain Avenue all the way to the PTC parking lot. Much of the walk goes near the Charles River. Just be careful after it rains as it can get muddy!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This property is great for a relaxed walk by the river, through woods and open fields. Also, good parking and access to the rail trail.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Dale F
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Most Needhamites don't even know about this place! If you want to go canoeing/kayaking, this is a great place. There's a little parking lot off Fisher Street, and you place your craft into Redwing Bay, so-named because in the spring and fall, as you canoe...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank gibbylou
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great local spot for putting in your kayak or canoe for a trip on the Charles. Particularly great in the fall with the foliage.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Kathleen O
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We live near here and we love this place. It is very nice, safe and quiet place. We are walking here at trailer, enjoy every weather.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Larissa921
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Yes, only a mile in the reservation but it is a very nice mile of mowed grass and views of the Charles river. If you want more the reservation abuts the Bay Colony Rail trail!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank dave d
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lots of better places to walk close by, Kendrick and Cutler. This walk is best in the fall to see the colors, there is a canoe rental place close by that is well worth the visit. You will see it as you park

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank WaltzingMatilda_pmv
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Loved this place I went in March the snow was still on the ground & it was cold & drizzling I will come again in the spring

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Emma C
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This park is epic for a city park. Huge trails that are well maintained and very clean. Never crowded. My favorite are the fern gardens growing under the trees, truly spectacular. A great place to take dogs. Home to runners and cyclists. I really enjoy...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 834reggiec
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