Newton is a suburban city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is approximately 7 miles (11 km) west of downtown Boston and is bordered by Boston's Brighton and West Roxbury neighborhoods to the east and south, respectively, and by the suburb of Brookline to the east, the suburbs of Watertown and Waltham to the north, and Wellesley and Needham to the west.
Overview of Cutler Park Reservation This 600-acre park protects the largest freshwater marsh on the middle Charles River. This park is a great spot for birdwatchers, and it also features eskers, or riverbeds formed inside a glacier; drumlins, long hills formed by glaciers; and Kendrick pond.
The Emerald Necklace consists of a 1,100-acre (4.5 km 2; 450 ha) chain of parks linked by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. It gets its name from the way the planned chain appears to hang from the "neck" of the Boston peninsula; to this day [clarification needed] it is not fully constructed.
The Farlow and Kendrick Parks Historic District is a predominantly residential historic district in the Newton Corner area of Newton, Massachusetts. The district is roughly triangular in shape, and is bounded on the north by the Massachusetts Turnpike, Park Street to the east, and Franklin and Newtonville Avenues to the west.
Gore Place is a historic country house, now a museum, located at 52 Gore Street, Waltham, Massachusetts. It is owned and operated by the nonprofit Gore Place Society. The 45-acre (180,000 m 2) estate is open to the public daily without charge; an admission fee is charged for house tours.
Overview of Hammond Pond Reservation Hammond Pond is located in Newton, Mass, just west of Boston that features dozens of trails to hike and interesting rock formations to climb. You can also fish. Hours for Hammond Pond Reservation. Sunrise to sunset. Parking at Hammond Pond Reservation. Free onsite parking available.
Garden started by Mrs. Clement S. Houghton, who lived in the Spanish mission style house at 152 Suffolk Road. 1968 Garden was taken by eminent domain by Newton, after Chestnut Hill Neighborhood Association fought off an eminent-domain bid to develop the property for an art school.
The Jackson Homestead and Museum is located at 527 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458. Take Exit 17 from the Mass. Pike. Parking. Cars and bikes may be parked in the lot adjacent to the building. Additional street parking is available on Washington Street (time-limited, note signage) and on Jackson Road.
Mary Baker Eddy (July 16, 1821 – December 3, 1910) established the Church of Christ, Scientist, as a Christian denomination and worldwide movement of spiritual healers. She wrote and published the movement's textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and 15 other books.
You can enjoy Millennium Park on its own, or as part of a trail network leading (with a few gaps) all the way to Nahanton Park in Newton. The park used to be a landfill hill. Today it consists of six miles of handicapped-accessible walking trails, playing fields, a canoe launch on the Charles, a nature trail, and wonderful views of the Blue Hills, Newton's hills, and downtown Boston.
Mount Auburn Cemetery is the first rural cemetery in the United States, located on the line between Cambridge and Watertown in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Boston. It is the burial site of many prominent members of the Boston Brahmins, as well being a National Historic Landmark.
The Nathaniel Topliff Allen Homestead is a historic house at 35 Webster Street in the village of West Newton, in Newton, Massachusetts. The Greek Revival house is notable as the home of educator Nathaniel Topliff Allen, an innovative educator of the mid-19th century who operated an experimental school on the premises.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, when people in Boston and elsewhere referred to "Newton", they meant what later came to be known as "Newton Corner". The village of Newton (Corner) had the most developed and lively commercial center of all of Newton's villages.
Background Information: Norumbega Park was acquired by the City of Newton around 1975. Located in Auburndale, access to the 13.27acres is available on Woodbine Street off of Commonwealth Avenue near the Marriott in Newton. Norumbega Conservation Area is a recommended picnic site of the Charles River Pathway.
The Rufus Estabrook House is a historic house at 33 Woodland Road in Newton, Massachusetts. Description and history. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, two bays in width, with a front-facing gable roof and a porch extending across the frontm supported by Ionic columns. The entrance is flanked by sidelight windows and wide pilasters.
Although, my two year old had no problem getting around this playground. There was a fun see saw contraption, a spinning wheel to lay on, swings and a huge metal slide. The splash pad had sprinklers from all directions, a bucket dumping, and a water tunnel to run through.
Dated and worn the city decided that it needed a new look.It was an ideal place for a spray park, according to Parks and Recreation Commissioner Robert DeRubeis. Recently spray parks, areas with sprinkler systems for kids to cool down, have come into vogue, replacing dated wading pools in surrounding municipalities.
Auburndale Cove Picnic Areas & Building . West Pine Street Auburndale, MA 02466 This multi-purpose recreation facility is situated along the scenic Charles River and supports tennis courts, basketball, a regulation baseball field, life course, modular and free standing play equipment, in addition to 4 picnic sites with grills and tables, and a ...
The Eminence is an historic estate house located on a 5.6 acre riverfront parcel at 122 Islington Road in the village of Auburndale in Newton, Massachusetts. Built in 1853, it was designed by noted Boston architect Hammatt Billings in the Italian Villa style of architecture, and is one of two surviving high-style Italianate estate houses in the Auburndale area.
Detailed Trail Info, History, and Photos from Newton Conservators. The City of Newton acquired a number of parcels, mostly through eminent domain from the former Webster and Houghton 'estates'. The parcels are located immediately to the east and west of Hammond Pond Parkway, and on either side (north and south) of the MBTA track.