Allandale Woods
GOOD FOR: Ages 5-8, Ages 9-12

Source:Submitted by Guest
Address:7 VFW Parkway, Boston, MA
Hours:Dawn til Dusk
Fee: None

Bathrooms: No public bathrooms or seasonal porta potty
Water/Snacks: None

The second largest woodland in Boston, Allandale offers a wilderness experience in the city.

Allandale Woods offers a wilderness experience in the city.  The second largest woodland in Boston with 99 acres, Allandale boasts several hiking trails, a large pond, and multiple streams with easy-to-reach banks to explore with curious kids.  Check out the rocky outcrops on the property, and don't miss the historic spring house on the western side of Allandale.   Deeper in the woods, a vernal pool fills each spring and provides an important habitat for mole salamanders, wood frogs, fairy shrimp, and other species.  Allandale provides an important habitat for native animals and plants, and is a home to oaks, maples and pine trees.

While the park is accessible by MBTA bus, parking for the park is limited.

Plan B:

Head over to nearby the Arnold Arboretum's visitor center.

Where to Eat Nearby:

There are several kid-friendly eateries in Jamaica Plain.


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