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“Beautiful outdoors and trails” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Callahan State Park

Callahan State Park
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Framingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Framingham, MA
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful outdoors and trails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Convenience to where I live, can go any time for free. I prefer the back parking area because of the dog walkers in the front area but the sky line in the front is beautiful and the open fields. Can walk all the way to the Marlboro pkg lot and Beebe Pond area also and cross country ski, ride horses in the past could be done. Some people bike the trails.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank 257Ginnie
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English first
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Gone to the dogs..... Was a great place 15 year ago...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Don't get me wrong... I love dogs and owned large breeds BUT this area used to be a place where you could have a very nice picnic basket meal with friends down by the pond and a blanket! You could enjoy the radio control airplanes that clubs bring there and see them practicing their flights... That was fun! You could also fly kites and run with it and your children.... Forget that as you will need BOOTS!
Today there are MANY COMPLAINTS from people who remember the horses and picnics and sunning yourself. The kennel clubs and dog owners who have taken over this area have ruined it for those who wanted to enjoy it the way it was. People do not pick up after there pets and they illegally turn their dogs loose to impose on others peaceful enjoyment. The trustees and state need to police the area better and lay down the laws. You can' t walk around without stepping in the smelly dog poop. Dogs come running at you and the famous last words from the owners are," don't worry he/she is FRIENDLY... I know people who have been jumped on and knocked over from an over zealous dog!!!

Visited April 2013
7 Thank Linda L
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Boston, Massachusetts
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463 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Great off-leash dog spot with many trails.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

This park is large, with a huge open field and numerous trails for walking. A great spot to take your dog off leash. Also a small pond. The park has a couple different parking areas. The easiest entry is across the street from the 9 hole Millwood golf course.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank Bob T
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Boston, MA
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Too much Dog Poop”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

If you have a dog - you will love it.. Lots of dogs running around - like a big play date for the pooches.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Jake1830
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