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The Fens

Fenway / Kenmore
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Address: Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215

Nature Reserve offers great running trails for people who love peace and...

Nature Reserve offers great running trails for people who love peace and quiet.

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Beautiful area

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.

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Magnolia, Texas
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Magnolia, Texas
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139 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 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.

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Reviewed 1 June 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 the name to the nearby Fenway Park , housing Boston Red Sox team. The various... More 

2 Thank Inam k
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Reviewed 27 April 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 an hour or so and you're that end of town then take a look...

1 Thank andrewcardiff
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 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 the other. The next day we found a much easier route from our B&B (the... More 

1 Thank madmadeleine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

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

1 Thank Katie M
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We had some time to kill before we could get into Fenway so we wandered down the street and found The Fens. We wandered the last remaining victory garden (established 1942) and watched carp, turtles, cardinals, blue jays and great blue herons along Muddy River. This us a great place to get away from the bustle of Boston.

Thank Vickie B
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I drive by often. Once in a while I slow down and take a stroll. Once inside this sort of labyrinth you see lots of green and a people connected by growing things. It's a nice change of pace from the urban that it sits next to.

2 Thank TravelMaven18651
SFBay Area
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Reviewed 21 April 2015

I chose our hotel based on wanting to have a little nature in the mornings before being in museums all day ... and the Fens, even undergoing major restoration provided that ... a few ducks, some migrant species of birds and a calm not so big city feel could be had ....

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

In town briefly and really know nothing of Boston - we were on our way to dinner off the beaten track & Google Maps sent us down this path. Suddenly a sign reading " Back Bay Fens" appeared and we were in a captivating and completely unexpected landscape of community gardens. Each plot was different and, in late August, blooming... More 

2 Thank ringdiam
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

My girlfriend loved every minute in here and was fascinated by the history of this place. You can be in there for 30 minutes to an hour. We definitely enjoyed our time. There are gardens that need help or forgotten and there were gardens decorated for the fourth.

Thank Nick D

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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