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The Fens

Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
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Ranked #83 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Running
Owner description: Nature Reserve offers great running trails for people who love peace and quiet.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Running
Owner description: Nature Reserve offers great running trails for people who love peace and quiet.

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Los Angeles
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

In town briefly and really know nothing of Boston - we were on our way to dinner off the beaten track & Google Maps sent us down this path. Suddenly a sign reading " Back Bay Fens" appeared and we were in a captivating and completely unexpected landscape of community gardens. Each plot was different and, in late August, blooming... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My girlfriend loved every minute in here and was fascinated by the history of this place. You can be in there for 30 minutes to an hour. We definitely enjoyed our time. There are gardens that need help or forgotten and there were gardens decorated for the fourth.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was one of the first Boston parks I visited when I moved here a few days ago. Coming from a much mellower midwest state, the large amount of sounds and people of Boston was a little overwhelming. However, when we came upon this little park, you could instantly hear the noise drop, even though busy streets were nearby. The... More 

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Southern California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Take the family for a stroll on your way to the hustle of Newbury Street. You will be pleasantly surprised and very happy for the chance to peek into the miniature gardening worlds! Each plot is entirely different and such fun to explore. Many are elaborately designed with outdoor decor, while others are truly a tribute to gardening in the... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Very nice place to those who seek for calm and enjoyable place. Very clean and with good walking trails

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Keaau, Hawaii
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Wandering at leisure through the Fens was an unexpected delight. We came upon The Fenway Victory Gardens -- in use since 1942 -- and marveled at the creativity, color combinations and abundance of what seemed like hundreds of garden plots.

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