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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“Charles River Canoe and Kayak Stretching 6 miles from Newton Lower Falls to the Moody Street Dam in Waltham,the Lakes District of the Charles River has a long history of boating activity. Open daily April 1 until October 31, weekdays 10 am to sunset, weekends 9 am to sunset. Hourly or daily rentals. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This rich wonderful food is totally filling, take home half and love it twice. The place has lines on the popular nights so go hungry but not ravenous. The pasta is made on site and the place is always hopping. Enjoy Italian style made in America. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Trails and boardwalks traverse meadows and wetlands, home to over 150 species of birds, 40 species of butterflies, and more than 350 species of plants. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Another local-ish place in Needham, this is a family oriented Thai. This is really good food but I stick to the ones in Wellesley. If you find yourself in that neighborhood thought is a great place to grab a bite.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Farm
“Town owned organic farm with local grown foods and kids activities for visitors.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Apple & Asian Pear Picking, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Maze... A very nice place to visit nearby”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
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Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Garden
“Elm Bank has an extensive circular road around an old estate that now houses the Horticultural Society. It's a popular place to walk a dog or jog. I personally love the spot and the gardens are extensive. The old mansion is sometimes open for tours too!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Trail
  • 1 local recommends
Gym
  • 1 local recommends