Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Boston: Address, Phone Number, Chestnut Hill Reservoir Reviews: 4/5

Chestnut Hill Reservoir
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ChicaPeru
Boston, MA84 contributions
Walking after teaching at BC
Oct 2020 • Friends
I went for a walk with my colleague and we were able to have a great time and felt safe
Most of the people wore masks.
Written October 6, 2020
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Cabadrin
Quincy, MA94 contributions
Great for a run in the area
Jun 2020 • Couples
The reservoir is a common place to run, with many people walking, running, taking their dogs on a walk, or just generally enjoying the outdoors. There are plenty of nice neighborhoods nearby, and a well marked bike lane in the road, so it’s a great place to spend a few hours exploring Boston College and Chestnut Hill. The reservoir itself is a little boring, because it’s a man-made lake, but it’s still fun to walk around. If you’re in the area and looking for a good place to work out or just get a nice walk in, this is one of the spots you should check out. Make sure you visit the waterworks museum next door, and explore the Boston College campus!
Written June 30, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,367 contributions
Take a Hike
Jan 2020
This is a huge park and water area in town, a perfect place to stage a big hike. Be prepared for a little bit of wilderness. Lots of greenery.
Written June 9, 2020
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Anika
Boston, MA4 contributions
Great view, pleasant walk
Jul 2019 • Couples
We walked around the reservoir in pleasant 72 degree Fahrenheit weather. There's a nicely pebbled path that creates an even walking surface. We were quite entertained watching all of the wildlife in the reservoir; we spotted turtles, ducks, geese, swans, and one great blue herring. Some parts are shaded so it was nice to get out of the sun and there was a nice cool breeze. Walking at a slow pace, it took us a little less than an hour to walk around the entire reservoir.
Written July 7, 2019
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o2bcre8ive
Paradise Valley, AZ328 contributions
Lovely spot for a walk...
Nov 2018 • Solo
Had been out to the Water Works Museum a couple of years back, remembered how pretty Chestnut Hill was in the fall. On a breezy, gloomy day, I walked around the reservoir. The walking path is nice and wide, allowing bikers or dogs to pass, and the views were incredible. Fall last year was incredible, so the trees were blazing orange and red around on my walk. The walk is near the green T stop and it cost nothing to do. I think the only thing better that day would have been if I had my lab, Finley, along with me.
Written February 5, 2019
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Hoon
Boston, MA1,499 contributions
Good place for a morning run
Sep 2018 • Couples
The track around the reservoir’s a good 1 1/2 mile run - wish it had some lights for nighttime, but thats a minor inconvenience.
Written September 24, 2018
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Paul G
Needham, MA266 contributions
Great for a run
Mar 2018 • Solo
This is a great place to loosen the legs and run around the reservoir once or twice. On one side is BC and on the other side is Cleveland Circle.
Written March 4, 2018
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,664 contributions
Great, picturesque place for a walk or ride.
Feb 2017 • Couples
This is one of the large reservoirs in the Boston area. It is part of the historic Boston water project. You can visit the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, next to the reservoir, and learn about the history of water in Boston.
On a nice day this is well worth the visit.
Written September 20, 2017
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Christopher L
Walpole, MA31 contributions
Walk around a Boston neighborhood
Jul 2017 • Couples
An easy walk around the area near Boston College and Cleveland Circle. Closest green line T stops are either Reservoir or Cleveland Circle. The walk is about 1.5 miles and the path is mainly gravel. There are several benches around the reservoir to rest if you get tired. The walk is safe and there are plenty of people in the area. The reservoir is close to restaurants and adjacent parks including baseball fields, skating rink, public swimming pool, and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Written July 3, 2017
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Northern_Traveler00
Boston, MA48,655 contributions
A nice walk!
May 2017 • Friends
If you're looking for a level (once you get up there) walk of about 1.5 miles with nice views in the area, the Chestnut Hill Reservoir near Cleveland Circle and Boston College is right for you. Small parking area off of Beacon Street near the big playground, climb the stairs and there you are.

Other than the annoying Canada Geese it's a very pleasant lap or two!

VERY convenient from the Green Line B, C, or D lines
Written June 22, 2017
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