Best forests in Boston

Check out the top forests in Boston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
1. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
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94 local reviews
125 Arborway, Boston
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 617-524-1718
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Margaret
Free to enjoy year round - 265 acres of tree and flower museum designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. Lovely mead…
Cara
Beautifully landscaped parks and gardens for walking. A part of Harvard University, all trees are tagged with …
Ziyad
Huge open spaces, great bonsai tree collection, hills with views, good for a run, a walk, or a lazy day. Take…
1. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
1. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
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94 local reviews
125 Arborway, Boston
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 617-524-1718
Margaret
Margaret
Free to enjoy year round - 265 acres of tree and flower museum designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. Lovely meadows, forest, hills and ponds, …
Cara
Cara
Beautifully landscaped parks and gardens for walking. A part of Harvard University, all trees are tagged with their species name and origin…
Ziyad
Ziyad
Huge open spaces, great bonsai tree collection, hills with views, good for a run, a walk, or a lazy day. Take the Orange Line to Forest Hil…
2. Franklin Park Zoo
2. Franklin Park Zoo
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30 local reviews
1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 617-541-5466
ZooParkPoint of interest
Katharine (Kit) And Scott
Beautiful park for walking or bicycle riding. Zoo with indoor and outdoor exhibits - good for young children. …
Orion
The zoo is located within Franklin Park. The zoo is a great activity with kids, but there is also a golf cours…
Josh
This is the best Zoo in New England! The gorillas are everyone's favorite, but other highlights include the gi…
2. Franklin Park Zoo
2. Franklin Park Zoo
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30 local reviews
1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 617-541-5466
Katharine (Kit) And Scott
Katharine (Kit) And Scott
Beautiful park for walking or bicycle riding. Zoo with indoor and outdoor exhibits - good for young children. Walking distance (about 6 bloc…
Orion
Orion
The zoo is located within Franklin Park. The zoo is a great activity with kids, but there is also a golf course in the park, a wilderness ar…
Josh
Josh
This is the best Zoo in New England! The gorillas are everyone's favorite, but other highlights include the giraffes, the lions, the hippos,…
3. Fresh Pond
3. Fresh Pond
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16 local reviews
Fresh Pond, Cambridge
Natural featureEstablishment
Andrew
A great walk around Cambridge's Fresh Pond will take you about an hour, but has an amazingly relaxing environm…
Nora
Most beautiful walk in Cambridge. Walk around Cambridge's water reservoir on a beautiful forest-lined path and…
Amy
The Fresh Pond Reservoir is a short walk from the house; the paved walk is a 2.25 loop around the pond ideal f…
3. Fresh Pond
3. Fresh Pond
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16 local reviews
Fresh Pond, Cambridge
Andrew
Andrew
A great walk around Cambridge's Fresh Pond will take you about an hour, but has an amazingly relaxing environment through ponds, forest and …
Nora
Nora
Most beautiful walk in Cambridge. Walk around Cambridge's water reservoir on a beautiful forest-lined path and sample Cambridge's freshly pu…
Amy
Amy
The Fresh Pond Reservoir is a short walk from the house; the paved walk is a 2.25 loop around the pond ideal for walking, jogging, bicycling…
4. Forest Hills Cemetery
4. Forest Hills Cemetery
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19 local reviews
95 Forest Hills Ave, Boston
Open · Closes 4:30 PM
+1 617-524-0128
CemeteryPoint of interestEstablishment
Jacklyn
Located next to the beautiful arboretum, Forest Hills offers excellent walking tours and is filled with the gr…
Attessa
Forest Hills Cemetery is a historic 275-acre cemetery, greenspace, arboretum and sculpture garden located in t…
Phil
This historic cemetery features a multitude of Victorian tombstones and mausoleums. Designed after a European …
4. Forest Hills Cemetery
4. Forest Hills Cemetery
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19 local reviews
95 Forest Hills Ave, Boston
Open · Closes 4:30 PM
+1 617-524-0128
Jacklyn
Jacklyn
Located next to the beautiful arboretum, Forest Hills offers excellent walking tours and is filled with the graves of famous people - includ…
Attessa
Attessa
Forest Hills Cemetery is a historic 275-acre cemetery, greenspace, arboretum and sculpture garden located in the Forest Hills section of the…
Phil
Phil
This historic cemetery features a multitude of Victorian tombstones and mausoleums. Designed after a European burial park, it contains an ar…
5. Sullivan Square
5. Sullivan Square
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14 local reviews
Transit stationBus stationSubway station
Tim
Subway to Boston (Forest Hills direction) or Assembly Row (Oak Grove direction)
Emerson
This is the Orange line, which will bring you to the North End, then to Downtown, and beyond. From Sullivan Sq…
Stacy
Closest subway stop; on the orange line; only a few stops to get downtown.
5. Sullivan Square
5. Sullivan Square
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14 local reviews
Tim
Tim
Subway to Boston (Forest Hills direction) or Assembly Row (Oak Grove direction)
Emerson
Emerson
This is the Orange line, which will bring you to the North End, then to Downtown, and beyond. From Sullivan Square, Forest Hills goes downto…
Stacy
Stacy
Closest subway stop; on the orange line; only a few stops to get downtown.
6. SW Corridor Park
6. SW Corridor Park
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9 local reviews
SW Corridor Park, Boston
Route
Misha
Southwest Corridor Park follows the Orange Line nearly five miles, from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain to Back …
Ziyad
The bike path into South End/Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston, or into Jamaica Plain and on to Forest Hills an…
Isaac
You can take the southwest corridor from forest hills t-station into down town boston on bikes. There are hubw…
6. SW Corridor Park
6. SW Corridor Park
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9 local reviews
SW Corridor Park, Boston
Misha
Misha
Southwest Corridor Park follows the Orange Line nearly five miles, from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain to Back Bay station. A stroll along th…
Ziyad
Ziyad
The bike path into South End/Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston, or into Jamaica Plain and on to Forest Hills and the "Arb." You can use it a…
Isaac
Isaac
You can take the southwest corridor from forest hills t-station into down town boston on bikes. There are hubway bikes located in Jamaica pl…
7. Forest Hills
7. Forest Hills
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15 local reviews
Transit stationTrain stationBus station
Isaac
This is the end stop of the orange line- it is just 20 minutes into down town from here. You can also get on t…
Manuel
Forest Hills Station is the Southern end of the Orange line. The Orange and Red lines intersect at Downtown Cr…
Lisa
Access to Orange Line, Buses, and Commuter Rail
7. Forest Hills
7. Forest Hills
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15 local reviews
Isaac
Isaac
This is the end stop of the orange line- it is just 20 minutes into down town from here. You can also get on the commuter rail to go out of …
Manuel
Manuel
Forest Hills Station is the Southern end of the Orange line. The Orange and Red lines intersect at Downtown Crossing. Take the Red Line towa…
Lisa
Lisa
Access to Orange Line, Buses, and Commuter Rail