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The Fens

Fenway / Kenmore
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Address: Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
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Nature Reserve offers great running trails for people who love peace and...

Nature Reserve offers great running trails for people who love peace and quiet.

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A lovely shortcut to the museums

We were staying nearby and wanted to walk to the Museum of Fine Arts. We were directed to walk along the Fens and later found it was the long way around. There are several bridges... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Los Angeles

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Los Angeles
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We were staying nearby and wanted to walk to the Museum of Fine Arts. We were directed to walk along the Fens and later found it was the long way around. There are several bridges within the Fens to take you from one side to the other. The next day we found a much easier route from our B&B (the... More 

Thank madmadeleine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Walked here from Fenway park, unfortunately the park looks to be under construction. Will probably be gorgeous in a few months!

Thank Katie M
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We had some time to kill before we could get into Fenway so we wandered down the street and found The Fens. We wandered the last remaining victory garden (established 1942) and watched carp, turtles, cardinals, blue jays and great blue herons along Muddy River. This us a great place to get away from the bustle of Boston.

Thank Vickie B
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I drive by often. Once in a while I slow down and take a stroll. Once inside this sort of labyrinth you see lots of green and a people connected by growing things. It's a nice change of pace from the urban that it sits next to.

1 Thank TravelMaven18651
SFBay Area
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I chose our hotel based on wanting to have a little nature in the mornings before being in museums all day ... and the Fens, even undergoing major restoration provided that ... a few ducks, some migrant species of birds and a calm not so big city feel could be had ....

Thank norcalgall
Los Angeles
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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 

2 Thank likef00d
Raleigh, North Carolina
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127 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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.

Thank Nick D
Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

1 Thank MarinaB5
Southern California
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

1 Thank KzMom
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196 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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

Thank Marcelo P

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.