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Coolidge Reservation

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Pretty and nice trail

We chanced by here heading back to Boston. Pretty easy trail and walk. Disappointing " private... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana
A pleasant walk in the park

A beautiful park/reservation. A few well groomed walking paths that take you to the shore and... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Brian S
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Hike past a scenic pond and through a small forest of pine and oak to reach a spectacular seaside lawn offering memorable views of Massachusetts Bay and the North Shore.
Summer Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
+1 978-526-8687
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All reviews boston skyline limited parking overlooking the ocean gorgeous views north shore lawn trustees woods hike mansion benches picnic beach sand
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

We chanced by here heading back to Boston. Pretty easy trail and walk. Disappointing " private beach " signs as soon as you come onto the sand. No area to sit, ie benches, as Coolidge reservation hikers " are not allowed to sit, but only...More

2  Thank shiftchick
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful park/reservation. A few well groomed walking paths that take you to the shore and along the lawn past the foundation of original Coolidge residence. The views are terrific, spotted several sea birds (snowy egrets, loon, a few types of ducks). An easy stroll...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed August 10, 2017

There is a long, historical story behind the spectacular piece of land. Too lengthy for here, but know that this property was once visited by presidents if the USA. Donated to the Trustees of Reservations, the walk is breath-taking and rewards you with a beautiful...More

1  Thank misterclean6
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Last weekend, was able to snag a parking spot for the Coolidge Reservation (only about 6-8 available which is a problem --) and the hike to the meadow overlooking the ocean was incredible. You walk through the woods on a well-marked path, and then emerge...More

Thank SuzLB
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Views are breath-taking, walk along a marsh is lovely, great space for small children to walk and run (as long as you're not too close to the edge!).

Thank HamdenMom
Reviewed July 10, 2017

I'm staying with friends on the North Shore while resettling into the area. I needed to get away for the day alone. I set out to head to Coolidge Reservation. I was interested in the walks, but also the Thomas Jefferson memorial (it's a house)...More

1  Thank Marca P
Reviewed July 6, 2017

This is a lovely place. You get to hike in the woods, picnic on a lawn and you have gorgeous views of the ocean. The combination of blue and green is stunning. The Trustees of Reservation are doing a fantastic job!

Thank Anne-Christine R
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This is a great place to to take a date on a pick nick or a family on a short walk with a great view and a ton of open lawn space with an amazing view.

Thank Monty H
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Beautiful short walk out to a point en plein air...stones of the mansion still there so you can imagine how American royalty must have lived

Thank peteplanck100
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Went here for a beautiful hike . Beautiful views going through the woods, along the grass in the field and to the edge of it by the water.

Thank Dibird50
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February 26, 2017|
Response from RockportBirder | Reviewed this property |
There is room for ten cars, so if you don't come at the most popular times you should find a space. Otherwise, there is parking is about a half mile away in Magnolia.