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Convenient urban park

2+ miles of paved walking paths that uses two bridges over the Mystic to make a loop. New boardwalk... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2016
jmoeling
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Somerville, MA
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A great bike ride to/from downtown Boston.

There's a perfect cycling route from Somerville or Medford, right along the river, with plenty of... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2015
jedbackhouse
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Sep 11, 2017
“Small park ”
May 20, 2017
“Needs better upkeep”
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Mystic Valley Parkway, Somerville, MA 02144
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

It is a small park, the path is not long, but it has few spot for you to stop and view the lake and city view, it is next to commercial area, easy to find food and drink

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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Went for a short walk with my family as we had a free Saturday afternoon. I love nature walks, and this place was close to Boston so it was worth checking out. We parked at the parking lot right next to the police station and...More

Thank Alythra
Reviewed July 31, 2016

I've been to Mystic river reservation twice during my stay in Boston: once for a morning hike, and another time in the evening for sunset. The reservation is amazing, can't believe such beauty exists so close to our apartment (we stayed in Somerville), fantastic trails,...More

2  Thank Mor S
Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

2+ miles of paved walking paths that uses two bridges over the Mystic to make a loop. New boardwalk connects under route 28 to Assembly Row and tons of food, Starbucks, ice cream, shopping, and a movie theater. Could be kept up better. Use some...More

1  Thank jmoeling
Reviewed November 24, 2015

The area is nice and has some parking for people to bring their bicycles, dogs and children to play but there is nothing attractive to keep you there other than nature itself. The paths do not have flowers and there are not enough seats around...More

1  Thank Danuza
Reviewed November 11, 2015

Several turnouts for parking along Mystic Valley Parkway, then plunge into the woods along the well kept trail. Even last Sunday, saw very few other travelers. Note: 6.9 mile hike to top of the hill.

Thank travelingcowgirl52
Reviewed August 9, 2015

After shopping across the street at a plaza that hosts TJ Maxx, my friends and I were delighted with the lovely reservation to soak up nature and to relax. I was impressed with the view of the small harbour of boats and dock area. We...More

1  Thank missyv678
Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I love riding my bike here and I don't feel like I am going to be killed. Careful of pedestrians, the advent of headphones have made them deaf so they don't hear you coming. I ride on the grass to avoid them. The path is...More

2  Thank Niagara71
Reviewed January 1, 2015

There's a perfect cycling route from Somerville or Medford, right along the river, with plenty of distractions along the way, including this reservation.

Thank jedbackhouse
Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great place for bike riding. Close to Boston, great parking next to the State Police Headquarters. Accessible from route 16. The ride around the Mystic River reservation is about 3 miles. Most are paved which are excellent if you just want to...More

3  Thank Ramon_from_Boston
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