The Back Bay Fens is another significant spot to observe the leaves changing, and it is a part of the Emerald Necklace along Muddy River. This man made park used to be a salt water marsh until it was landscaped and created into a marvelous nature spot. Also known as The Fens, this park holds one of two remaining Victory Gardens left in the country, which further proves why this site is a truly unique spot. As you gaze around prepared to be blown away by the aura of autumn hues.
Another part of the Emerald Necklace, the
Arnold Arboretum, is a fantastic spot to take in the fall scenery. The Arboretum is located in Jamaica Plain, and is a 265 acre arboretum open free of charge from sunrise to sundown. With over 5,000 species of plants and trees, you are certain to see a mural of different leaves and vibrant hues. If you decide to make a visit on the last Sunday of October, you will be able to attend The Boston Fall Foliage Festival! Learn about different trees and shrubs on a tour complete with apple cider, story telling, music and lead crafts. This is the perfect way to have a more interactive foliage site seeing trip!