Belle Isle Marsh

easy 8 reviews

Belle Isle Marsh is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boston, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers

3 months ago

Belle Isle Marsh is an urban preserve that contains the last of the saltmarshes that were once prevalent along the coast near Boston. It contains a short loop path of less than a mile, along with some boardwalks and a wooden viewing tower. We started along the flat gravel path and made our way into the marsh. We visited under gray skies but the contrasting colors were still striking. We were surprised to see other visitors, but it appears to be a popular spot for joggers and dog walkers. Belle Isle Marsh is a scenic spot, but probably best seen under blue skies. But if you come in the summer, be prepared with high-test repellant containing DEET. The saltmarsh mosquitoes here are especially vicious, as we found out earlier in August, when we came unprepared and were driven out by the bugs. We visited and reviewed all state parks in MA. For photos and reviews (including kids reviews), follow us at

5 months ago

Lots of bird and rabbits. Very well maintained.

Sun May 28 2017

A lovely little piece of nature to have a walk through - one gravel walkway (red on map) is supplemented with grass walkways through the wildflowers. One tall observation tower and two docks provide great viewing stops. Scattered benches throughout the trail provide a nice spot for a rest if needed.

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