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Charles River Peninsula

Fisher Street, Needham, MA 02492
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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
MGWCleveland
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Cleveland
Beautiful

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
Northern_Traveler00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Surrounded on three sides by the river, this restored grassland field is accessible by either foot or boat.
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  • Average6%
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“rail trail” (3 reviews)
“parking lot” (2 reviews)
“charles river” (3 reviews)
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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.

Thank MGWCleveland
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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!

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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.

Thank Dale F
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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

Thank gibbylou
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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.

Thank Kathleen O
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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.

Thank Larissa921
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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!

Thank dave d
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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

Thank WaltzingMatilda_pmv
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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

Thank Emma C
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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

Thank Reggie C
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