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Address: Dedham Street, Dover, MA 02030

Follow a network of trail across a grand preserve that features woodlands...

Follow a network of trail across a grand preserve that features woodlands and ponds, a former mill site, and Noanet Peak, which offers views of the Boston skyline.

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Would be 5 stars if people followed the rules

This is beautiful spot with some lovely trails, but people not following the rules spoil the experience. Dogs are supposed to be kept on a leash under most circumstances, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 17, 2016
Annabella G
Newton, MA

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Newton, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is beautiful spot with some lovely trails, but people not following the rules spoil the experience. Dogs are supposed to be kept on a leash under most circumstances, but almost no one has their dogs leashed. This is a terrible place to go if you are bothered by dogs because almost everyone has one. Unfortunately, this also means that... More 

3 Thank Annabella G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

The main trails are all pretty well used and maintained. Mostly easy walking here - a few rockier areas and a couple steeper spots going up the the Peak but is relatively easy to "summit." Pretty view from the Peak; can see a bit of Boston on a clear day. And the old mill area is neat! There are a... More 

1 Thank rebelyell18
Needham, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

It's a fun hike with a great view at the top. However, it can be quite confusing to figure out all the possible trails and how to get to where you want to go. But, it has a beautiful view at the top an cool ponds and waterfalls.

2 Thank Alli R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited the woodlands with my girlfriend. Not a bad hike, but take caution and pay attention to trail markers, the online pdf is out of date. The trails are maintained well and would be great for family hikes. The landscape is relatively docile.

1 Thank Logan H
Needham, Massachusetts
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Took the boys (aged 4 & 5) had a great time looking at leaves, trying to find geocaching treasures and running through the paths. Only got turned around 1x, so pretty easy. There was a portapotty at the parking lot on Powissett Road, so that was great after the long hike.

Thank Sirigil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a beautiful place to explore. There is a nice mill pond with an old dam, a beautiful view of Boston from the top the hill in the middle, and nicely maintained trails. If you want to bike in here you need to register at trustees of reservation - Noanet Woodlands. There are also rules to follow.

Thank Justin A
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

A truly unique and beautiful hiking/walking experience in the town of Dover. Multiple trails, so grab a map...at the beginning...sometimes there are no brochures, so just be sure you remember where you have hiked and how to get back. Some rocky areas, so dress appropriately. Some amazing views at certain spots. Some wonderful photo ops as well, especially in summer... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2015

Not really. It is so quiet and peaceful I want token the place to my self. You can go miles and not see anyone or you can walk 20 yards and run into someone you knew 20 years ago. Great for dogs - especially those that love mud.

1 Thank Wendy T
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2014

Miss Peabody owned this land, along with Powisset Farm. She was a delightful old woman who used lorgnets, loved Border Collies, and horses, and of course, farms. She donated Noanet Woodlands to the public. Would there were many more Peabodys around. Don't make them like that anymore. The Noanet Woodlands are beautiful - a favorite walk and cross country ski... More 

3 Thank worldgottasee
Near Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a wonderful, peaceful network of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails in the center of Dover, MA. A little oasis that features a few small ponds, soft earthen paths and a few very challenging rock climbs. The highest peak affords a beautiful view of the Boston skyline. A haven for dogs and horses (watch out for those piles... More 

3 Thank Momof4kidsNearBoston

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