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Governor Hutchinson's Field

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Nowhere to park and not much to do

I caught sunrise at the field, which was actually very nice. There really isn't any parking nearby... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2017
dave d
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Bradford, Massachusetts
Just a field

There is nothing to recommend this field. It is just a field. It is nice to have some open space... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
MARY Lou A
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Milton, Massachusetts
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Aug 27, 2018
“Poison Ivy Everywhere”
Jun 7, 2017
“Nowhere to park and not much to do”
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Enjoy views of the Neponset River marshes and Boston Harbor from the hilltop site of the estate of the last Massachusetts Colonial governor.
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Adams Street, Milton, MA 02186
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

There is poison ivy everywhere. We didn't realize this until we were quite far in to the field. We had to wash our shoes and clothes carefully when we got home.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

I caught sunrise at the field, which was actually very nice. There really isn't any parking nearby although you could park about 1/2 mile away in "town". Since I was only staying for a very short visit, I parked at the gap in the stonewall.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

There is nothing to recommend this field. It is just a field. It is nice to have some open space amidst the houses. Sometimes the Trustees of Reservations try to run programs here; they should just stay home and let the field be a field....More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

There are quite a few places where one can get a good view of Boston and the Harbor; this is one of them. There are trails through the fields and joining woods and it is a great place for a nice roll (down the hill)...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I expected there to be a trail leading to the river. There is not- however, it is overgrown & I wouldn't recommend going in there. According to the website there is parking nearby. My friend & I couldn't locate any free parking except what is...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed September 22, 2014

I brought my dog to walk there but couldn't go in very far because the field is full of poison ivy!!!

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank linda m
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Governor Hutchinson was the last Royal Governor and fled back to England after the Boston Tea Party. He lived in an Estate in Milton Hill. The field has great views of the Neponset River and the Boston Skyline. Can be a little buggy so bring...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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