Echo Bridge

Echo Bridge, Needham: Tickets, Tours, Address, Echo Bridge Reviews: 4.5/5

Echo Bridge
4.5
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Echo Bridge is one of the best kept secrets in West Suburban Boston. Walking across its Promenade and through the trails of Hemlock Gorge makes the visitor feel transported to an earlier era of clanging water-driven mills in a colonial village by the Charles River. Be sure to visit the echo platform on the Newton side to appreciate from whence this 1876 bridge gets its name.
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Grandpappy Frog
Baldwinsville, NY89 contributions
Beautiful place to stop and see!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beautiful stone bridge base built in 1857 still in place with a new bridge on top of it. You don’t see many of these gems left anymore!
Written June 26, 2021
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Colin
Boston, MA24 contributions
Pleasant winter walk
Mar 2019 • Couples
Quiet and pretty park with an aquaduct (Echo Bridge). Takes 45 mins or so to walk around the entire park area. Best parking at Central and Hamilton OR on Ellis St right before Rt 9.
Written February 15, 2020
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Hayden
Boston, MA34 contributions
It certainly is a bridge
Jul 2019 • Solo
This bridge is in my area. It’s a little tricky to find and you can’t ride your bike over it but it’s quite a pretty area and if you’re in the area taking the dog for a walk I recommended visiting.
Written August 1, 2019
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paulp
Boonton, NJ200 contributions
Side trip during a college visit
May 2019 • Family
This was a fun quick side trip if your in the area I would highly recommend taking 30 minutes to walk the bridge and go under it to hear the amazing echo.
The only draw back to our trip was it was raining ☔️ other then that it was a nice break from doing the college visits.
Written May 12, 2019
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ROTIP
Tilton, NH242 contributions
Yes, you can hear your echo!
Apr 2019 • Couples
If you stand on the platform underneath the bridge, the echo is astounding. Shout a short phrase and then the entire phrase comes back to you! The park around the bridge is small but makes for a pleasant walk. The park is located very close to Rt 9. You can see and hear the cars. It's also close to I-95 but you can't see those cars from the bridge. Off-street parking is very limited.
Written April 29, 2019
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Alexa
Boston, MA30 contributions
A great walk and cool experience
Apr 2018 • Friends
An easy walk and who doesn't like hearing their own echo? 😂 Great spot to just hang out and enjoy a nice day.
Written August 28, 2018
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chhoisham
Boston, MA154 contributions
Historical Water Works Landmark
Oct 2017 • Couples
Echo Bridge has a long history being a part of the water conveyance system to bring water to Boston and the surrounding areas. It is designated as a national landmark. It is located between the city of Newton and the town of Needham. It offers a great view of the Charles River and the associated valley. The fall is the best time to visit because of the colorful foliage. There is a little bit of a hike so I will not suggest bringing small children.
Written January 22, 2018
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Lisa S
New York City, NY334 contributions
This is where my Father used to take me fishing
May 2017 • Family
I was always a little in awe of this place
Where my father used to take me fishing
When I was four. It was where he had gone
Fishing with his father when he was growing up. It was rickety when I was a child but I heard it is better now.

It's worth taking your kids. The bridge
Actually echoes.

Gothic in feeling
Written May 30, 2017
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BobbieB853
Wallingford, Connecticut, United States165 contributions
Take a Hike
Jan 2017 • Family
Also called Hemlock Gorge, Echo Bridge park is a lovely natural area right in the middle of the busy Boston suburbs. Parking in the generous lot you will notice construction going on which will improve and beautify the entrance. Hike on the various paths, up rocky outcrops and through woods. You will encounter a gorgeous keystone arched bridge crossing the Charles River. A former 19th century mill harnassed the falls, and remains of that mill are visible. You can walk down a trail to the water's edge and toss some pebbles in (my granddaughter's favorite activity.)These trails are great for families, and not too rugged.
Written February 2, 2017
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Dogger872
115 contributions
A Hiking Trail Right in Our Backyard
Aug 2016 • Family
We've taken plenty of trips with the kids to New Hampshire and Cape Cod; but I never thought to check out this hiking trail right in Newton.

Don't get me wrong, it's a very short trail; however, it is quite secluded and offers some great views of the river and a peaceful walk with the kids.
Written August 11, 2016
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