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Coolidge Reservation

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Summer Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
+1 978-526-8687
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A pleasant walk in the park

A beautiful park/reservation. A few well groomed walking paths that take you to the shore and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian S
via mobile
I grew up in this neighborhood and it is down-right beautiful!

There is a long, historical story behind the spectacular piece of land. Too lengthy for here, but... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
misterclean6
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northshore, massachusetts
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Hike past a scenic pond and through a small forest of pine and oak to reach a spectacular seaside lawn offering memorable views of Massachusetts Bay and the North Shore.
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Summer Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
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+1 978-526-8687
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"boston skyline"
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"limited parking"
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"overlooking the ocean"
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"gorgeous views"
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"north shore"
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"lawn"
in 6 reviews
"trustees"
in 4 reviews
"woods"
in 7 reviews
"hike"
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"mansion"
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"picnic"
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"paths"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful park/reservation. A few well groomed walking paths that take you to the shore and along the lawn past the foundation of original Coolidge residence. The views are terrific, spotted several sea birds (snowy egrets, loon, a few types of ducks). An easy stroll...More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

There is a long, historical story behind the spectacular piece of land. Too lengthy for here, but know that this property was once visited by presidents if the USA. Donated to the Trustees of Reservations, the walk is breath-taking and rewards you with a beautiful...More

Thank misterclean6
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Last weekend, was able to snag a parking spot for the Coolidge Reservation (only about 6-8 available which is a problem --) and the hike to the meadow overlooking the ocean was incredible. You walk through the woods on a well-marked path, and then emerge...More

Thank SuzLB
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Views are breath-taking, walk along a marsh is lovely, great space for small children to walk and run (as long as you're not too close to the edge!).

Thank HamdenMom
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I'm staying with friends on the North Shore while resettling into the area. I needed to get away for the day alone. I set out to head to Coolidge Reservation. I was interested in the walks, but also the Thomas Jefferson memorial (it's a house)...More

Thank Marca P
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is a lovely place. You get to hike in the woods, picnic on a lawn and you have gorgeous views of the ocean. The combination of blue and green is stunning. The Trustees of Reservation are doing a fantastic job!

Thank Anne-Christine R
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is a great place to to take a date on a pick nick or a family on a short walk with a great view and a ton of open lawn space with an amazing view.

Thank MHitschler
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Beautiful short walk out to a point en plein air...stones of the mansion still there so you can imagine how American royalty must have lived

Thank peteplanck100
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Went here for a beautiful hike . Beautiful views going through the woods, along the grass in the field and to the edge of it by the water.

Thank Dibird50
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

You can see all the way back to Boston, an island of tall buildings at the horizon, as part of the sweeping vista from the grounds of what was once the summer estate of Thomas Jefferson descendants and now is managed by The Trustees of...More

Thank RockportBirder
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JaninePor
26 February 2017|
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Response from RockportBirder | Reviewed this property |
There is room for ten cars, so if you don't come at the most popular times you should find a space. Otherwise, there is parking is about a half mile away in Magnolia.
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