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Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Lake and Park
Brighton, Boston
  • John C.
    "Watch out for the geese."(2 Tips)
    "occasional swans visit or see a kickball"(2 Tips)
    A S.
    "grand views during sunset make the trip"(4 Tips)
    Eliz R.
    "The dirt trail is 1.6 miles around."(2 Tips)
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  • Maya M.
    Maya MukhopadhayaSeptember 1, 2017
    Tranquil run/walk/meditation spot. Perfect for a fall day/evening.
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanMay 17, 2017
    Great place to take a walk, or to rest and recharge.
  • Ben K.
    Ben KrolAugust 7, 2016
    Just a phenomenal place for a run or a walk.
  • Travelhound12
    Travelhound12June 28, 2016
    Sit for a spell and either watch the occasional swans visit or see a kickball, softball, baseball, ultimate, soccer, spikeball, or some recreational activity being played on the nearby fields.
  • Christina S.
    Christina SpiliakosAugust 20, 2015
    Best for BC fans
  • A S.
    A SAugust 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful place! Not only a great jogging track but the grand views during sunset make the trip even more worth it!
  • Hannah B.
    Hannah BlackingtonJuly 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for geese.
  • Patrick V.
    Patrick VenterOctober 6, 2014
    Best place to run in Chestnut Hill area.
  • Kristina I.
    Kristina IshmukhametovaSeptember 25, 2013
    Sit on the grass and enjoy the best beaconsfields' view. Best for jogging as well as for resting :-)
  • Josh K.
    Josh KarpinskiSeptember 10, 2013
    Amazing place to run. Lots of people... Very nice ~ 1.7 mile loop
  • Topo Athletic
    Topo AthleticAugust 6, 2013
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  • Scott R.
    Scott RJune 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't let your dogs swim in the reservoir, the water is very dirty and full of goose poop. It's just asking for an infection. .
  • Annaliza a.
    Annaliza aka Elle EcritJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    1.5 mile laps...
  • Christina M.
    Christina McDadeFebruary 8, 2012
    Beautiful place to observe nature.
  • Metro Bear
    Metro BearDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for an eraly AM run!
  • Eliz R.
    Eliz RocheleauSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The dirt trail is 1.6 miles around.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MarcalJuly 20, 2011
    Absolutely huuggeee bring a bike!
  • Cate T.
    Cate TobinMay 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go right before sunset and sit on the Cleveland Circle side overlooling the water.
  • Johnny C.
    Johnny CoyneJanuary 13, 2011
    Make sure you take the right train when going to a BC football game. Its a pain to walk around when you don't want to!
  • Shaun D.
    Shaun D.September 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Be good to the Swans!!
  • Elliot D.
    Elliot DeRemerSeptember 9, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    There's two trails around the resevoir: 1 gravel path immediately surrounding the reservoir, and another paved path that follows along at street level. Both are excellent running paths
  • Todd T.
    Todd TiltonJuly 30, 2010
    Don't swim. There is quite a bit of algae and avian excrement when the water level its high and jagged rocks when it is low. Plus the BC students and the old people will not help you out.
  • John C.
    John CJuly 19, 2010
    Watch out for the geese. They're everywhere!
  • Sergey A.
    Sergey AMay 2, 2010
    Nice place to run. I come here a lot
  • C.J. P.
    C.J. PionaMarch 12, 2010
    Cool to just walk around when the weather's nice. They also have a community garden that looks pretty impressive. My landlady feeds birds there too.
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