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Historical Water Works Landmark

Echo Bridge has a long history being a part of the water conveyance system to bring water to Boston... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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This is where my Father used to take me fishing

I was always a little in awe of this place Where my father used to take me fishing When I was... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
Lisa S
New York City, New York
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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...more
Charles River between Needham and Newton, Needham, MA 02464
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

An easy walk and who doesn't like hearing their own echo? 😂 Great spot to just hang out and enjoy a nice day.

Thank Alexa R
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2017

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...More

Thank BobbieB853
Reviewed August 11, 2016

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...More

Thank Dogger872
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Echo Bridge and Hemlock Gorge are a great place to go for a nice easy hike close to the city. The bridge truly does echo (enter on Ellis Street) from under the arches and the walk on top of the Viaduct is a nice one

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

I went there just because I had meant to for a long time. Had read the occasional review of the history. and saw it mentioned once in Smithsonian magazine because of its famous echo (hence, the name.)

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