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Address: Dedham Street, Dover, MA 02030
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Follow a network of trail across a grand preserve that features...

Follow a network of trail across a grand preserve that features woodlands and ponds, a former mill site, and Noanet Peak, which offers views of the Boston skyline.

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Excellent place for viewing autumn leaves!

Took the boys (aged 4 & 5) had a great time looking at leaves, trying to find geocaching treasures and running through the paths. Only got turned around 1x, so pretty easy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Needham, Massachusetts
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Needham, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the boys (aged 4 & 5) had a great time looking at leaves, trying to find geocaching treasures and running through the paths. Only got turned around 1x, so pretty easy. There was a portapotty at the parking lot on Powissett Road, so that was great after the long hike.

Thank Sirigil
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a beautiful place to explore. There is a nice mill pond with an old dam, a beautiful view of Boston from the top the hill in the middle, and nicely maintained trails. If you want to bike in here you need to register at trustees of reservation - Noanet Woodlands. There are also rules to follow.

Thank Justin A
Portland, Maine
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601 reviews
105 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A truly unique and beautiful hiking/walking experience in the town of Dover. Multiple trails, so grab a map...at the beginning...sometimes there are no brochures, so just be sure you remember where you have hiked and how to get back. Some rocky areas, so dress appropriately. Some amazing views at certain spots. Some wonderful photo ops as well, especially in summer... More 

Thank BeeMelissa
Boston, Massachusetts
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144 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not really. It is so quiet and peaceful I want token the place to my self. You can go miles and not see anyone or you can walk 20 yards and run into someone you knew 20 years ago. Great for dogs - especially those that love mud.

1 Thank Wendy T
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Miss Peabody owned this land, along with Powisset Farm. She was a delightful old woman who used lorgnets, loved Border Collies, and horses, and of course, farms. She donated Noanet Woodlands to the public. Would there were many more Peabodys around. Don't make them like that anymore. The Noanet Woodlands are beautiful - a favorite walk and cross country ski... More 

1 Thank worldgottasee
Near Boston
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a wonderful, peaceful network of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails in the center of Dover, MA. A little oasis that features a few small ponds, soft earthen paths and a few very challenging rock climbs. The highest peak affords a beautiful view of the Boston skyline. A haven for dogs and horses (watch out for those piles... More 

2 Thank Momof4kidsNearBoston
Franklin, Massachusetts
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271 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice hiking space in the Boston area when you don’t feel like driving hours to the Berkshires. Based on the location, it was fairly crowded during the weekend and thus any chance of seeing wildlife is erased. A visit during the week may be more rewarding. There are many trails, almost too many and the trail numbering system is a... More 

1 Thank NekoCat
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268 reviews
128 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you want to spend an afternoon out of doors, there is no better place than Noanet Woods. Very picturesque, and most of the trails are easy walking. Don't miss the high spot with a view of downtown Boston. Print out a map (in color) ahead of time or take a picture of the map at the edge of the... More 

1 Thank MS06
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

There are trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback. Dogs allowed but not on all trails. Outhouses at parking lot with maps. Trails not well marked. You can spend an hour or most of the day. And it is free.

1 Thank SpiritsOpinion
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

this spot is hard to find. Make sure to type Caryl park dedham street on gps. and take the 2nd parking lot ahead on the road. if you take the 1st parking, you might join the trails inbetween and get confused. in the 2nd you will find the board in the left corner of noanet woodlands. there are many trails... More 

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