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Address: Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
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Activities: Running
Description: 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 place of quiet and nature amid the bustle

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

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

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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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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.

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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 ....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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