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Noanet Woodlands

Dedham Street, Dover, MA 02030
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Dover
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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Near Boston
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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234 reviews 234 reviews
67 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
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

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Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
102 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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202 reviews 202 reviews
78 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Dover, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful area in which to walk, cross-country ski, mountain bike (not in spring). My family hikes there several times a year. The trails are varied and well marked, even in the snow. There are hills, ponds, a dam, A great place to spend an afternoon.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We went for a hike here on a beautiful Saturday, and although we had some problems finding it initially, we were very glad we did. You have to enter through Caryl Park, but there is parking for about 40 cars (although this Park is also home to tennis/basketball camps, so if it's a busy time for lessons, etc., the parking... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

I'm there most nights after work. You can always count on lots of friendly dogs and nice people to run into. A million trails lots to see.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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346 reviews 346 reviews
118 attraction reviews
465 helpful votes 465 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Marvelous trails for riding, hiking, and dog walking. Not too busy. Limited parking. Take a map -- there are 17 miles of trails and you could get lost (the trail marking is excellent). Recent improvements include marking several loops that are self-contained smaller hikes (say, 2 miles each). Beautiful trees and terrain, large ponds and waterfalls -- you won't believe... More

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