Alewife Brook Reservation

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Alewife Brook Reservation

Massachusetts

(617) 727-9693

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Overview

The 120-acre Alewife Reservation is among metropolitan Boston's largest urban wilds and provides habitat for an array of indigenous and migratory birds including Osprey and the Great Blue Heron. The anadromous Herring migrates each spring from the Atlantic Ocean to the Reservation's Little Pond and Blair Pond to spawn. A major portion of the Alewife Reservation is designated wetland and contains Little Pond, the Little River, and the Alewife Brook. A wooded uplands and meadow provides the opportunity to view the unusual mating ritual of the woodcock, a rare sight in an urban area. The Reservation is located at the end of the Minuteman Bike Path in Arlington and is within easy walking distance of the Alewife MBTA Station. There is limited access for hikers and birdwatchers.

Map of Alewife Brook Reservation (MA)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.396587, -71.143374

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Activities

  • Boating

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Bicycling

    The "Minuteman Bike Path connector" will link the Mystic River bike path to the Minuteman Bikeway and Alewife Station.

  • Hiking

    A wooded uplands and meadow provides the opportunity for hikers and birdwatchers to view the unusual mating ritual of the woodcock, a rare sight in an urban area.

  • Tennis

    There are tennis courts and playing fields on site.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year round, dawn to dusk.

Park Partners

Friends of Alewife Reservation

Friends of Alewife Reservation is a multileveled stewarding and advocacy group that desires to protect the public reservation land owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation to preserve it for wildlife and for future generations, providing a highly accessible area in limited wilderness areas for passive recreationists. The group is run by a board of overseers that oversee activity and help advocate for reservation needs.

(617) 415-1884

Directions

Driving

Alewife Brook Parkway. Parking at Dilboy Field.

Public Transportation

MBTA: Located at the Alewife station on the Red Line.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(617) 727-9693

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