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Address: Mystic Valley Parkway, Somerville, MA 02144
Phone Number: +1 617 727 5380
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A Gem in Somerville

After shopping across the street at a plaza that hosts TJ Maxx, my friends and I were delighted with the lovely reservation to soak up nature and to relax. I was impressed with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Toronto, Ontario Canada
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After shopping across the street at a plaza that hosts TJ Maxx, my friends and I were delighted with the lovely reservation to soak up nature and to relax. I was impressed with the view of the small harbour of boats and dock area. We sat on a park bench and soaked up the tranquility of the area and the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I love riding my bike here and I don't feel like I am going to be killed. Careful of pedestrians, the advent of headphones have made them deaf so they don't hear you coming. I ride on the grass to avoid them. The path is rough not meant for road bikes. Better suited for hybrids and mountain bikes.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

There's a perfect cycling route from Somerville or Medford, right along the river, with plenty of distractions along the way, including this reservation.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great place for bike riding. Close to Boston, great parking next to the State Police Headquarters. Accessible from route 16. The ride around the Mystic River reservation is about 3 miles. Most are paved which are excellent if you just want to jog or walk. Ideal for parents that want to train kids in their bicycles. No... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

I am visiting my son who lives in Arlington with the Mystic River as a boundary. It is a beautiful meandering river with well shaded walk ways popular with joggers and geese. People with boats are on the river enjoying summer with the family. On top of it a bus ride or a cup of coffee are just 10 minutes... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

it's so calm and peaceful, a little slice of widreness nestled in the city. Really good rates on boatrentals too

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Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It isn't a place that you walk to, but it is a great walk, with a great view of Boston and very outdoorsy. Unfortunately, it is on a busy highway, but if you go by the river, it's peaceful.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2009

Great place to walk your dog or just relax in park land!

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