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
- Earth Day Cleanup April 29, 2017 - Register today to make a difference in Dedham by participating in an Earth Day cleanup sponsored by the Charles River Watershed Association and the Town of Dedham Environmental Department. Earth Day cleanups are great for families, friends, organizations, schools and businesses. Don't delay sign up today and make this year our best!
SAVE THE DATE - Dedham Trails Day, Saturday, May 20, 2017! - We are looking forward to another great Dedham Trails Day with a biathlon and 5K Trail Race/Walk. Registration and more details to follow soon.
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