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Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
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Pleasant Old Park

This park is scrubby and kind of natural. Nice for runners and strolling in the day time. No... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Relaxing and peaceful

Good place for a peaceful walk. Also a more relaxing way to get from the Northeastern area to... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Victoria K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Nature Reserve offers great running trails for people who love peace and quiet.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“muddy river” (2 reviews)
“rose garden” (2 reviews)
Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This park is scrubby and kind of natural. Nice for runners and strolling in the day time. No lighting at night however. There is a lovely little (and fragrant) rose garden to visit near the Emerald Necklace.

Thank clevertravelers
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Good place for a peaceful walk. Also a more relaxing way to get from the Northeastern area to Prudential center and that area. It's quiet and filled with geese, squirrels, and rabbits. The Victory Gardens are beautiful. I walked by on a Sunday evening, and...More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We walked all throughout the back bay fens and enjoyed looking at all the gardens. Very beautiful and worth the visit.

Thank We_Travel_A_Lot_2011
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

It is conveniently located in the middle of city. Very nice area to unwind and relax without long commutes.

Thank Amon182
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We walked from our hotel on Huntington Ave to Fenway Park. This area only added to the leisurely stroll. Boston really is a city for walking.

Thank dg2014jg
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Originally a swamp and a tidal creek, And sometimes known as Back Bay Fens , The Fens is a large beautiful park with Fresh water ponds and lagoon within and urban green area in Boston , included in the emerald necklace park system. It gives...More

2  Thank Inam k
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This was a nice walk as the weather was good but there wasn't a great deal to see... The water in some areas didn't look great (the muddy river lived up to its name) but it was pretty peaceful... If it's nice and you've got...More

1  Thank andrewcardiff
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We were staying nearby and wanted to walk to the Museum of Fine Arts. We were directed to walk along the Fens and later found it was the long way around. There are several bridges within the Fens to take you from one side to...More

1  Thank madmadeleine
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Walked here from Fenway park, unfortunately the park looks to be under construction. Will probably be gorgeous in a few months!

1  Thank Katie M
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We had some time to kill before we could get into Fenway so we wandered down the street and found The Fens. We wandered the last remaining victory garden (established 1942) and watched carp, turtles, cardinals, blue jays and great blue herons along Muddy River....More

Thank Vickie B
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and
more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the
seaport district of South Boston is located
beautifully along the water. The area is designed for
easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are
bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The
Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area
in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning
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