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Alewife Brook Reservation


Open year round, dawn to dusk The 120-acre Alewife Reservation is among metropolitan Boston's largest urban wilds and provides habitat for an array of indigenous and migratory birds including Osprey and the Great Blue Heron. The anadromous Herring migrates each spring from the Atlantic Ocean to the Reservation's Little Pond and Blair Pond to spawn. A major portion of the Alewife Reservation is designated wetland and contains Little Pond, the Little River, and the Alewife Brook. A wooded uplands and meadow provides the opportunity to view the unusual mating ritual of the woodcock, a rare sight in an urban area. The Reservation is located at the end of the Minuteman Bike Path in Arlington and is within easy walking distance of the Alewife MBTA Station. There is limited access for hikers and birdwatchers.



Sunday, July 23, 2017
Nice area with lots of greenways, although it's unfortunately very bike-centric, so you have to be careful even on the walkways as a pedestrian.

Elijah Fanelli

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
A great place for a walk!

Jay MacIntyre

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
Beautiful, serene space surrounded by encroaching development. A place to see untouched Nature up close without traveling far from the city. Numerous bird species take up residence at various times, the pond supports turtles, frogs, fish. Variegated plants, many flowering surround the water space, boardwalks make it all easily accessible. This is one Cambridge's best locations, well worth a visit.

Sakib Asraf

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016
A very nice small forest to visit. Interesting to note: Cambridge/Belmont's storm drains lead to the swamp. Nonetheless, the wildlife and greenery are very beautiful.

Saeid Nourian

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
Beautiful scenery, bird sanctuary, pond and small forest. The path way is renovated and I must say beautifully done. At nights I see lots of rabbits wondering about and occasionally deers come out too.

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