My last visit to the greater Boston area included photographing two landmark parks that have such profound history. My images reflect the colorful environment of ‘The Public Gardens’, of Boston Common in Tulip season. Include monuments with over views of garden pathways in spring. In contrast a visit to City of Waltham’s Prospect Hill. A dramatic wilderness nature park of diverse landscapes of flora and fauna that include historic sites.
Prospect Hill, Waltham, Massachusetts
Prospect Hill Park is an interesting elevated nature area with over views from the City of Waltham to the greater Boston area. The spectacular topography of the park encourages hikes through meadows, woodlands with rock formations, that date back to the Triassic Era and trail walks to the historic landmarks. This natural environment is the wildlife habitat for small creatures and perfect greenery for butterflies, birds, and insects.
This PDF trail map provides an outline of points of interest. The walks take in breath taking sights of tall Pine trees, flowering plants, and creeks that bring life to the 252 acre landscape. the area includes historic sites such as a hospital cemetery. The park has two Summits of view point, ‘Little Prospect’, outlooks to the Boston Basin and Reservoir river ways. ‘Big Prospect’, (at 485 feet), presents the feature overview of the Boston City Skyline.
Since 1892 Prospect Hill has been an important community landmark which was returned to the City of Waltham after use by the United States Air Force starting from1952. The www.walthamlandtrust.org planned restoration projects, developing including picnic areas, camp sites, and recreation trails to enjoy the park. These Websites provide a comprehensive history. Prospect Hill is managed by www.city.waltham.ma.us Parks Department, this is a wonderful recreation area for the City. Also interest with Meet Up Group.
Following: Gallery view, “Prospect Hill Park” .