Boston Parks Department Notes Training Field as Top Urban Leaf Peeping Park

Just as the fall foliage prepares to hit its peak season in Boston, the Boston Parks Department chose several of the best places to observe colorful fall colors without leaving the City limits – and on such place was in Charlestown.

“The City of Boston is experiencing the peak of fall foliage, the sweet spot between the early October peak for maple trees and oak trees’ expected peak, which happens closer to Halloween,” read a posting by the Parks Department. “We’ve rounded up a list of Boston Parks properties where you can see the changing leaves right here in the City, accessible by foot, MBTA, car, and bike. There’s no need to ‘leaf’ Boston to enjoy fall foliage.”

One of the top spots on the list put out by the Parks Department happens to be in the heart of Charlestown at the Training Field.

With its unique blend of trees, such as Ash, Locust and Maple trees, the Training Field sports a unique blend of colors.

“We hope you’ll find time to head outside during a midday break from school and work, or plan a weekend leaf peeping staycation,” said the Parks Department. “Either way, the crisp weather over the next few days will make for a breathtaking fall experience: hear the crunch of leaves under your foot, smell the scent of the fallen leaves on the ground, notice the colors. Enjoy a moment of mindfulness to support your health and well-being, while staying closer to home.”

Other areas around the city and outside the neighborhood for good leaf peeping include:

•Downtown – Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall

• East Boston – Brophy Park (Lombardi Park)

•Allston – Ringer Park

•Brighton – Chandler Pond

•Fenway/Kenmore – Back Bay Fens

•Jamaica Plain – Olmsted Park

•North End – Paul Revere Mall (‘The Prado’)

•Roslindale – Mount Hope Cemetery

•South End – Peters Park

•West Roxbury – Millennium Park (100 acres and six miles to paths)

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