Enjoy a beautiful day out with Fido in Belmont/Waltham on the Beaver Brook Reservation! The first reservation in the Metropolitan Park System, this 59-acre site was established in 1893 to protect a stand of 22 ancient white oak trees known as the Waverley Oaks. Though these muttnificent trees no longer exist, Beaver Brook still offers a variety of sights to see and things to do, making it a puptastic place to visit with your pooch any time of the year.
Bisected by Trapelo Road, the Beaver Brook Reservation comprises two sections that curious doggos can explore. In the north section, you and your pup will find Beaver Brook, two ponds, open fields, marshes, and a waterfall. The Robert Copeland House (park headquarters), Beaver Brook Dam, and a 19th-century flour mill are also located here. You and Fido can check out these features by following the unpaved trails. If you need to rest, picnic areas are available near one of the ponds.
To get to the south section of Beaver Brook, you and your canine BFF simply have to cross Trapelo Road. Be sure to keep your doggo on a leash and look left and right before crossing the street, though—it's a busy thoroughfare! This more developed portion of the park contains paved trails, athletic fields and courts, a children's playground, a spray park, picnic tables, and restrooms.
Whether you and Fido stick to one section of the reservation, or try to explore the entire site, Beaver Brook is a furrific spot for taking a stroll, having a picnic, and just hanging out with your four-legged pal. Remember to bring water, and doggie waste bags, and always clean up after your pupper! Parking is free at both the north and south parking lots.
For a pawsome time outside with your pooch, look no further than the Beaver Brook Reservation!