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Blue Hills Reservation

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Address: Milton, MA
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These seven thousand acres span six Massachusetts cities and towns.

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Beautiful and massive park just a ten minute drive from Boston

This 8,500 acre park incorporates parts of the City of Quincy, Milton, and Canton. I highly recommend that from I-93 south you take exit 8 and you drive along Wampatuk and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ray T
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This 8,500 acre park incorporates parts of the City of Quincy, Milton, and Canton. I highly recommend that from I-93 south you take exit 8 and you drive along Wampatuk and Chickatawbut Drives (stopping at the Chickatawbut lookout for the best views of Boston) and then you proceed on to Route 138 and turn north and park in the parking... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue Hills Reservation is a good spot to go hiking for a day and feel like you're in the wilderness in the Boston area. The roads through the reservation are pretty to drive on as well, especially when the leaves are changing. Certain spots offer pretty good views of the Boston area to the north. Keep in mind that you... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a nature museum at the bottom of the hill and several free outdoor animal exhibits that are great for kids. If you are up for a hike you can climb to the top and see the surrounding area including downtown Boston. Pack a lunch and make a day of it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"New Hampshire in the miniature", within 20-30 minutes of Boston. Great full-day hikes, and many shorter hikes. Try the Skyline trail (all-day hike).

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Hull, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Whether you want walking trails or hiking trails, you can easily drive in, step out of your car and be on the path in no time. For those that prefer to stay in your car, a simple drive through the park is still enjoyable. If you go out at night, there's a great parking spot that overlooks the Boston skyline.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great place to spend the day outside walking or enjoying the view. Good for the dogs and the kids. Get back to nature in the Blue Hills.

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Petah Tiqwa, HaMerkaz, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Just choose a trail and enjoy the view. There is a pond- beautiful trip around. One of the routes on the hill will fill you with a fresh air and inspire your vision of the nature. Enjoy the quite walk in the woods.

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MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to hike. The view from the tower is amazing. You can see the entire Boston skyline as well as Boston harbor and the islands. There is plenty of parking and the trails are beautiful

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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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174 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lots of hiking trails and there is a little tower on top of the hill. You could also go to Houghton's Pond for a swim after hiking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you are in Boston for a few days, and you want to experience the beauty of a New England Fall without leaving town, then make your way over to the Blue Hills! There is a wonderful interpretive museum run by the Audubon Society, a small "zoo" of local animals for the kids to see, and lots of hiking opportunities... More 

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