A Boston Urban Wild in Jamaica Plain & West Roxbury
“Allandale Woods Urban Wild is the City’s largest and most ecologically significant natural area.”
— Carrie Marsh, Boston Parks and Recreation Commission
Allandale Woods is an 86 acre woods with is an extensive trail system leading to ponds, a cattail marsh, intertwined streams feeding Bussey Brook, a series of stone boundary walls, the historic Spring House and a certified vernal pool. Activities include hiking, bird watching, trail running, exploring the historic spring and a pristine secondary growth forested environment.
Allandale Trail Map
Go to Allandale Woods website for more information about visiting, history of the woods, and getting involved in the support and exploration of the woods.
The City of Boston Parks and Recreation identifies Allandale Woods as an Urban Wilds site.
Download an Archaeological Survey by City Archaeologist Joseph Bagley outlining the history of the land from the 1630s and identifying features such as the Spring House, the Ice House foundation, animal pens, and more.