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Quiet with Great Views

The Fens is a great walking trail with peaceful ponds and nice views of the Prudential Tower... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Pleasant Old Park

This park is scrubby and kind of natural. Nice for runners and strolling in the day time. No... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2017
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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Oct 27, 2017
“Quiet with Great Views”
Jul 8, 2017
“Pleasant Old Park”
Nature Reserve offers great running trails for people who love peace and quiet.
Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

The Fens is a great walking trail with peaceful ponds and nice views of the Prudential Tower. There’s a beautiful rose garden and Victory Gardens - co-gardening spaces.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank carawasthere
Reviewed July 8, 2017

This park is scrubby and kind of natural. Nice for runners and strolling in the day time. No lighting at night however. There is a lovely little (and fragrant) rose garden to visit near the Emerald Necklace.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Good place for a peaceful walk. Also a more relaxing way to get from the Northeastern area to Prudential center and that area. It's quiet and filled with geese, squirrels, and rabbits. The Victory Gardens are beautiful. I walked by on a Sunday evening, and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

We walked all throughout the back bay fens and enjoyed looking at all the gardens. Very beautiful and worth the visit.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank We_Travel_A_Lot_2011
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

It is conveniently located in the middle of city. Very nice area to unwind and relax without long commutes.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Amon182
Reviewed October 31, 2016

We walked from our hotel on Huntington Ave to Fenway Park. This area only added to the leisurely stroll. Boston really is a city for walking.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank dg2014jg
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Originally a swamp and a tidal creek, And sometimes known as Back Bay Fens , The Fens is a large beautiful park with Fresh water ponds and lagoon within and urban green area in Boston , included in the emerald necklace park system. It gives...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Inam K
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This was a nice walk as the weather was good but there wasn't a great deal to see... The water in some areas didn't look great (the muddy river lived up to its name) but it was pretty peaceful... If it's nice and you've got...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank andrewcardiff
Reviewed December 2, 2015

We were staying nearby and wanted to walk to the Museum of Fine Arts. We were directed to walk along the Fens and later found it was the long way around. There are several bridges within the Fens to take you from one side to...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank madmadeleine
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Walked here from Fenway park, unfortunately the park looks to be under construction. Will probably be gorgeous in a few months!

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank katiecrawleymorgan
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Seaport District / South Boston Waterfront
This area has been expanding and becoming more and
more popular, for good reason. Not surprisingly, the
seaport district of South Boston is located
beautifully along the water. The area is designed for
easy strolling along the HarborWalk, and there are
bars and restaurants for all ages and budgets. The
Institute of Contemporary Art is located in this area
in a contemporary building with an absolutely stunning
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