The Town of Dedham, for being located in an urban area, contains significant natural and recreational resources. Dedham is home to several state parks managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), as well as properties owned by the Dedham Land Trust, and NewBridge on the Charles, all of which are open to the public. These natural areas offer miles of hiking trails, bird watching, and escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Dedham’s history is visible in many of these parks through the remnants of stonewalls and pasture land. In upper Dedham there is a network of marked trails that lead you from the Town’s Dolan Recreation Center on Common Street to Whitcomb Woods, where you can choose to either cross Common Street to DCR’s Wilson Mountain or continue on to NewBridge on the Charles trails. In East Dedham there is a trail network that leads you from Mill Pond Park on Colburn Street along Mother Brook. Dedham is continuously working to make connections between its open spaces and expand its network of trails.
Dedham Trails Updates
- Canoe and Kayak Rentals - The Town of Dedham is now renting canoes and kayaks on weekends from 10:00am-4:00pm from the Dolan Center Launch at 269 Common Street. Rentals are on a first come, first serve basis and available to both Dedham residents and non-residents. Please contact the Town of Dedham Recreation Department to reserve a rental at 781-751-9250.
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