Explore the most popular trails in Cutler Park Reservation with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

hiking
5 days ago

This is a nice loop trail in suburban Boston. I made the hike early in the morning, when it was nice and quiet, meaning there we not many other people out at that hour. You are near the highway however, so there is no escape here from the constant him of civilization. For today though, this is what I was looking for.

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

mountain biking
over grown
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely trail but if you do not enjoy constant truck noise (from nearby Rte 128) I would walk elsewhere.

running
2 months ago

Great trail- especially the boardwalks across the marshy areas. Also, part of the trail is on a hill parallel to the highway which is pretty interesting. Overall, I highly recommend this trail.

I'm new to walking trails...this was an easy trail...saw a blue heron, turtle, swans, chipmunks and Canadian Geese. can't wait to explore more

hiking
4 months ago

Had an hour free while visiting the area. Perfect trail for running or walking. Circle the lake and go beyond for some extra miles. Saw the Charles river, some small ponds, the large lake, some old structures. Very nice.

walking
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Enjoyable and relaxing for a myriad of activities. Very beautiful

Saturday, April 14, 2018

April 14th 2018: Circled the marsh and ponds, sat by highway edge. Bridges and interesting features. Trees just budding.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Walk it with my baby daughter! Love to search for crickets on the walking bridge! Also love to stand on the middle of the bridge on a windy day and watch the swamp growth wave in the breeze!

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Fun and interesting, a lake, the river, boardwalks, pretty views. Lots to see

running
Saturday, December 02, 2017

Parked at Kendrick Street parking area then headed south around the Pond. Continued on Blue Heron Trail over to Powell's Island then south again under train tracks to south end of property. Returned via the island then over to the western side of the Blue Heron Trail (which is kind of close to Rt 128). As per the Mass DCR: 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.

mountain biking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

https://youtu.be/-1qI_ngyUbc or go to our channel at: SeeScottandKatieTravel Compilation of our GoPro footage in the link above. This is a nice easy trail, but still a fun ride without being boring. Trails are mainly packed dirt- not much sand/gravel/woodchips. Fun ramp close to the start of the trail, but you can easily go around it. Some obstacles, and some larger root heavy sections. Fun long boardwalk about 1/3 of the way through.

hiking
Friday, October 06, 2017

good hike. no signboard/map at entrance. lots of mountain bikers.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Only 20 min from the city this is a great trail. Beautiful landscapes.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Great trails. Can loop different trails for different distances. A portion runs along side the highway. That was interesting. Then it ducked back into the woods. Found myself alone out there. Lots of miles to explore.

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Way too overgrown on the Boardwalk out in the Blue Heron Trail. Lots of poison ivy, stay on the trail. The bugs were relentless. The Healthy Heart Trail is great. Just do that twice, around the same distance.

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nice. Very easy walk, no big up/down hills. Esp good when sunny around 60 F

Thursday, September 15, 2016

grew up on this trail... inspired my A.T. thru hike

Monday, August 29, 2016

Easy trail with lots of mountain bikers.

walking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Around my school, it's a nice walk.

walking
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Currently a little muddy with the melted snow and warm weather.

walking
Monday, August 24, 2015

Nice walk around the park with multiple soccer fields. Many dogs off leash.

hiking
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Followed the Blue Heron trail. Turned after 2.3 miles for a total of 4.6 miles. Very easy walk with very little elevation. Easy jaunt through the woods. Close to highway.

hiking
Thursday, October 16, 2014

This is a pretty great trail to do when you're out of ideas and don't want to drive far; in the winter (just the pond section), or when the weather is super-nice and flowers are blooming/leaves are turning. You can do a short "Healthy Heart" loop around the pond, or you can do a much longer loop around the river. The west bank is a much nicer trail and features a scenic swamp crossing. Many mountain bikers use this trail, so beware! If you want to do a 6-mile loop, there is an unofficial shortcut across the river using the commuter rail bridge. If you stay on the Blue Heron trail and reach the tunnel under the tracks, take a left and follow the tracks and powerlines for a bit, there will be more swampland to your right. Eventually, you'll reach the river and you'll have to cross the tracks and go downhill through a giant hole in a wire fence (which is probably frowned upon) - that puts you into Newton's Millennium Park. From here you can continue the trail, but it's nothing great - eventually it dumps you into some office parking lots and it's hard to pick it up at times, as the blue heron marks on the pavement have faded with time.

walking
Monday, October 14, 2013

I have been going to cutler for years and I think it is amazing for suburbia. great for kids and at certain seasons breadthtaking.

hiking
Saturday, August 24, 2013

This was a nice walk with some nice views but nothing really to write home about. I did see lots of families which made sense as it was a very easy trail. Also I didn't have too much trouble with bugs but there are spots of still water next to the trail so I assume at dusk this place would be very buggy. I don't think I'll be returning in a hurry, but it was an alright way to spend an hour or so.

hiking
Sunday, August 18, 2013

Waste of time. Buggy, muddy, no views. Boring!!!

hiking
Saturday, July 27, 2013

This is a nice place for a good walk the woods are very buggy but some nice views make it worth the hike

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