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How to Get Here

By      :

West Side of the Fells: 
Orange Line to Wellington Station, MBTA bus #100 to Roosevelt Circle Rotary.  Walk south to the rotary, turn right on South Border Road, Bellevue Pond entrance to the Reservation is 0.2 mile up South Border Road on the right. 

East Side of the Fells: 
Orange Line to Oak Grove Station, exit on the Washington Street side and head north on Washington Street (away from Boston).  Washington Street bears left at intersection with Pleasant Street.  Go one more block up Washington Street and turn left on Goodyear Avenue.  Goodyear Avenue is one short, steep block long and ends at the Gate 58 entrance to the Reservation at the east end of the blue blazed Cross Fells Trail.  The Reservation is a 10-15 minute walk from the Oak Grove Station.

By Car:
From the North:
West Side of the Fells: 
Interstate 93 South to Exit 35.  At stop sign turn left under highway.  At next stop sign turn right. At first set of lights turn right onto Route 28.  Turn right at Sheepfold entrance.
~ OR ~ 
Interstate 93 South to Exit 33 (Route 28). Take first right onto South Border Road. Bellevue Pond entrance is on the right in 0.1 mile and Long Pond entrance in 2.0 miles.

East Side of the Fells: 
Interstate 93 South to Exit 35.  At stop sign turn left under highway. At next stop sign turn right. Go straight at first set of lights.  The Botume House Visitor Center is 0.5 miles past Stone Zoo on the right.

From the South:
Interstate 93 North to Exit 33 (Route 28). For both Bellevue Pond and Long Pond entrances, proceed halfway around rotary and take South Border Road.  Bellevue Pond entrance is on the right in 0.1 mile and Long Pond entrance is in 2.0 miles.



DCR Middlesex Fells Reservation 

Visitor Rules and Regulations

The Fells is well loved and visited by thousands each year. To ensure that visitors have a quality experience and that the park is protected, the Department of Conservation and Recreation requires that its Rules and Regulations be followed. These may be found here.

You may assist DCR rangers by reporting emergency situations or activities which are bringing harm to the Fells or endangering Fells visitors Contact numbers are:

STATE POLICE (from a cell phone): 911

STATE POLICE (Medford): 1-978-538-6161

24 Hour DCR Park Rangers: 1-866-PK-WATCH (866-759-2824) to report vandalism, ground fires, dumping, etc.  

DCR North Region Headquarters: 1-617-727-1199

Mike Nelson, Ranger Supervisor: 617-727-1199, ext. 410




Botume House Visitor Center 










Botume House in spring                               Photo: Mike Ryan

Middlesex Fells Reservation
Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
4 Woodland Road, Stoneham

The Middlesex Fells Reservation is open from dawn to dusk. The large parking
areas are gated and are usually open by 9:30am and locked within a half hour after sunset. The small parking areas are always open.

Information about Friends of the Middlesex Fells and DCR activities is available at the Botume House, as well as the Middlesex Fells trail map with a natural and cultural history of the Fells on the back ($5 exact change). The free Spot Pond Brook Archaeological District self guided tour pamphlet which includes maps and photographs is also available. Many of the Visitor Center programs are posted here on the Activities page. You can also learn about current programs or get directions to the Botume House by calling the Visitor Center at 617-727-1199 x406.

The Botume House Visitor Center is located at 4 Woodland Road, Stoneham on the eastern shore of Spot Pond one half mile south from the Stone Zoo. For information about DCR click here.




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Spot Pond                                             Photo: Rebecca Mooney