The Town of Dedham, for being located in an urban area, contains significant natural and recreational resources. Dedham is home to several state parks managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), as well as properties owned by the Dedham Land Trust, and NewBridge on the Charles, all of which are open to the public. These natural areas offer miles of hiking trails, bird watching, and escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Dedham’s history is visible in many of these parks through the remnants of stonewalls and pasture land. In upper Dedham there is a network of marked trails that lead you from the Town’s Dolan Recreation Center on Common Street to Whitcomb Woods, where you can choose to either cross Common Street to DCR’s Wilson Mountain or continue on to NewBridge on the Charles trails. In East Dedham there is a trail network that leads you from Mill Pond Park on Colburn Street along Mother Brook. Dedham is continuously working to make connections between its open spaces and expand its network of trails.
Dedham Trails Updates
- Support the Community Preservation Act - Don't miss this sweetheart of an opportunity to come out and support the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on February 13th from 7-9pm at Deli After Dark, Dedham Square. Learn how the CPA can help preserve Dedham's natural resources, history and and housing.
Dedham Heritage Rail Trail Feasibility Study - Have you reviewed the Dedham Heritage Rail Trail Feasibility Study yet? The Town of Dedham is seeking comments up until January 20th.
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