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Address: Fisher Street, Needham, MA 02492
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Surrounded on three sides by the river, this restored grassland field is...

Surrounded on three sides by the river, this restored grassland field is accessible by either foot or boat.

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beautiful nature in your backyard

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Reggie C
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the close proximity to my home. Great rain or shine if you don't mind a... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to walk the dog - can get hit with not a lot of shade but nice open field Smaller paths off main path go right along the river and provide shade

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We call it Braveheart field because it looks like a great place for a battle... I live a few blocks away and it's a great place to walk a dog or throw a boat in the river. It's now the start of the rail trail.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Beautiful scenic views of the river make this one of my favorite peninsulas. Great to walk along the river and take in some nature.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

maybe 2 miles or so from the trailhead at the parking area off of Great Plain Avenue. Over a long boardwalk and through the woods, under the train tracks and out to the island, around and back. A great walk on a nice day (make sure it hasn't rained in a few days . . . and it still may... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

Fortunate How fortunate I am My forbears fancied themselves Trustees of Reservations. How fortunate this peninsular bend Reserved for sweet birdsong, Dense wood duck nesting seclusion, Circling hawk hunting ground. How fortunate the flashing colors Of gold finch and oriole orange. Every hue of green reflected On the dark mirror of river. Not overpowering beauty, but Stand of oak, ledge... More 

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