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Charles River
#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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Charles River Bike Path
#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.
Boston Public Garden Boston 4.4 km away
#1 of 54 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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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston 4.1 km away
#5 of 54 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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Charles River Esplanade Boston 4.1 km away
#6 of 54 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...
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Fresh Pond Reservation
#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.
Boston Common Boston 4.7 km away
#7 of 54 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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Commonwealth Avenue Mall Boston 3.3 km away
#13 of 54 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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Cambridge Common
#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 5.7 km away
#4 of 54 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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Frog Pond Boston 4.2 km away
#11 of 54 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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Charlestown Navy Yard Boston 5.3 km away
#9 of 54 Nature & Parks in Boston
The Charlestown MA Navy Yard is a great cooperative of the USS Navy and its oldest active duty warship, the USS Constitution; the US National Park Service, steward of the property and of the heroic USS Cassin Youn...
Great old brick buildings, water views, parks, gardens and seating areas tucked in here and there!
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North Point Park
#5 of 10 Nature & Parks in Cambridge
Three different kinds of playgrounds for children of all ages plus a terrific splash park ....on the waterway used by the Duck Boats....next to a great Skate Park....lots of grassy space for lounging.
This was a fantastic space, and it made me happy to see so many residents enjoying the park.
John F. Kennedy Park
#6 of 10 Nature & Parks in Cambridge
There are 4 gateway entries to the 5-acre John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, marked by pairs of tall granite columns.
A really lovely park.
Arnold Arboretum Boston 7.2 km away
#3 of 54 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.
Cambridge Center Roof Garden
#7 of 10 Nature & Parks in Cambridge
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
#8 of 10 Nature & Parks in Cambridge
New England Aquarium Boston 5.8 km away
#12 of 54 Nature & Parks in Boston
And my own personal favorites were the weedy and leafy sea dragons - amazing creatures!!! Parking tip if you drive is to park in the garage at One International Place.
Parking in Boston is pricey; if possible, park at one of the Park & Ride locations and take the T (Subway) into Boston.
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Imagine: A Center for Community & the Arts
#9 of 10 Nature & Parks in Cambridge
Spectacle Island Boston 5.2 km away
#15 of 54 Nature & Parks in Boston
Warm welcoming visitors center with clean bathrooms, composting toilets, great veranda with Adirondack chairs; hiking trails, picnic tables and park benches; large dock, nice beaches; well worth the $17.00 boat ri...
Just a short ferry ride away from Boston, Spectacle Island is a great bit of nature.
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Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park Boston 5.5 km away
#14 of 54 Nature & Parks in Boston
The Comm Ave Mall; Boston Public Garden; Boston Common; Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market; and Christopher Columbus Park are beautifully adorned with lights and decorations for the season.
Nestled on the waterfront between Downtown and North End, Columbus Park is a great place to go watch boats on the harbor and enjoy a sunny day.
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Minuteman Trail Bikeway Massachusetts 5.8 km away
#137 of 789 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.
Spy Pond Park Arlington 4.9 km 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!
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Brookline 5.4 km 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...
Paul Revere Mall Boston 5.3 km away
#16 of 54 Nature & Parks in Boston
It’s a nice little park, highlighted by the statue of Paul Revere on horseback.
Restful Historic Park
Larz Anderson Park Brookline 7.2 km 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.
Castle Island Boston 9.1 km away
#8 of 54 Nature & Parks in Boston
Lovely park with plenty of space to have a picnic.You're able to bring your own coal or gas grill.Beautiful views of the ocean, nearby islands, and a unique view of the city itself.
The parks are kinda old but you can enjoy the breeze and the view with your loved ones.
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Jamaica Pond Boston 5.7 km away
#18 of 54 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.
Emerald Necklace Boston 4.0 km away
#26 of 54 Nature & Parks in Boston
Highlights include Boston Common, Boston Public Garden, the Fens, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond (fantastic views here), and Arnold Arboretum (managed by Harvard).
If you want to get away from the city and get into nature go to the Emerald Necklace.
James P Kelleher Rose Garden Boston 3.8 km away
#31 of 54 Nature & Parks in Boston
It is a beautiful little park with a magnificent variety of Roses.
In the middle of the park was a rose garden!