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Address: 322 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA
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Urban Park with great view of Boston

A little off the beaten path. The entrance to the park is a little hard to miss and as you drive in you may wonder what view people are talking about because the first part of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A little off the beaten path. The entrance to the park is a little hard to miss and as you drive in you may wonder what view people are talking about because the first part of the access road is deep in the trees and has little signage. Keep going - the view is worth it.

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Thank BosHockeyFan
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Trails are well marked and hikes are long enough to get a good workout without over doing it. You can park at the lot at the entrance if you drive there, but I walked from my hotel near by.

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Thank VanessaNYC2015
Boston, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Nice park with both dirt/grassy trails and winding paved roads. In the past five years, it lost a significant forested chunk to ugly development on its southwestern flank. Nevertheless, this is still a nice park for a contemplative walk, a jog up and down some gentle hills, or to walk Maurice -- but please pick up after your dog! There... More 

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Thank CliffHugger
Waltham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I like to come here for some uphill walking, but there is no separate trail and have to walk on the main road with all the cars zooming past me both ways, it can get really dangerous. You have to walk up for a bit before you get to any trails. There is however ample parking off totten pond rd... More 

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Thank Wrldcitzn
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This park is filled with many happy memories for me. I brought my daughter here before she could even walk, and it is still clean and well maintained. There is a lot of fun equipment to play on at the base of the park. Then as you progress up the hill you will find many picnic areas along with great... More 

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Thank PuppyViolet
Waltham, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a quick, fun walk through the woods! There are numerous paths to follow and up top a beautiful view of the city. Easy access and you can even drive up if you don't feel like walking.

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Thank amsaysam
Rochester, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice hills and trails. Great scenic overlook of Boston. Enter from Totten Pond Road and you can drive up to overlook if you like. Long uphill walk if you want the exercise.

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Thank thewoodman11
Moncton, Canada
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

One of the best place where you can see Boston,there is woodlands,picnic areas walking trails and a playground . It's a excellent park for all the family.

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Thank Raymond G
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had to stay in Waltham for a week, and took the opportunity to visit the park whenever I could. Enjoyed the view (to downtown Boston) and even saw deers. Had some envy for the people living nearby...

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Thank Christian S
Newcastle, UK
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149 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great for walks or jogging when in the vicinity; trails are a obscured by fallen leaves in the fall; the maps and Google maps don't tell the half of it! Get a map from the hotel or a friend. I went out for 4 miles and did 6.8.

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