The seven hundred acres known as Cutler Park comprise the largest remaining fresh water marsh on the middle Charles. Located in Needham and Dedham, the marsh and small lake attract over 100 species of birds which make Cutler Park a prime spot for nature study. Other activities suitable to this wetland preserve are hiking, canoeing and fishing.
My dog loves this place in the summer. There is a little watering hole that a lot of people take their dogs swimming in. Technically, dogs have to be on leash but at this spot no one really cares as long as the dogs are behaving. I've been going here for years and only had one issue with the leash. Lots of little trails to go on. Nothing is too difficult.
Becky A. on Wilson Mountain Reservation Trail
Enchanting hike through pine and deciduous forest. I felt like I was in New Hampshire. The trails are are well-marked and there are lots of roots coming through in spots. the only downside was hearing the traffic going by on a nearby road for some of the hike. Lots of birds and mosquitoes so bring your bug spray.