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Milton

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Milton is in the Greater Boston region of Massachusetts.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Milton is located near major highways including route 128, interstate 95, and interstate 93. It is also a short taxi ride from Logan International Airport in Boston. The town has three gas stations, two of which are located near the highway exits.

By public transit[edit]

The Ashmont-Mattapan Trolley line runs between Mattapan Square and Ashmont station with four stops in Milton.

There are four buses that run through Milton: the 215 (Quincy Center-Ashmont), the 245 (Mattapan Square to Quincy Center), the 240, and the 217

Get around[edit]

Map of Milton (Massachusetts)

See[edit]

  • 1 Milton Centre Historic District (Canton Ave & Reedsdale Rd). 24 hours daily. Includes the First Parish Church (1788), the town library, two old fire stations, and the Powder House (1811), used to house munitions during the war of 1812. Free. Milton Centre Historic District on Wikipedia Milton Centre Historic District (Q6861035) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

  • 1 Cunningham Park, 75 Edge Hill Rd, +1 617 696-3263. roughly 9AM-7PM daily. Established in 1904, it is one of the largest public parks in Milton. The town's public pool is here, opening in early June and closing in late August. Pool passes and swimming lessons are offered throughout the summer season at the price of $100 per family and $2 per pass. During winter months, the brook located behind the pool is offered for public skating when frozen. The park also includes Cunningham Hall, a community meeting place with a bowling alley in the lower level that is open from about September to April. The park is also home to baseball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and a playground for children of different ages.
  • 2 The Blue Hills Reservation. A great place for a hike, picnic, or ski trip during the winter months. Take a hike up to the castle structure known as the Blue Hills Observatory. The Trailside Museum and Nature Center offers programs to adults and children including summer camps. This is a place to learn about local wildlife and to explore. Houghton’s Pond offers a swimming area, picnic sites, playground, snack bar, and fields for local sporting events. Recreational activities include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, skiing, softball, and swimming. The pond is 24 acres and 42 feet deep. The Massachuseck Indians fished and hunted here until the Houghton family farmed the land. During the summer months, lifeguards are on duty at the swimming area. Blue Hills Reservation on Wikipedia Blue Hills Reservation (Q885725) on Wikidata
  • Turners Pond. Located behind one of the major elementary schools, Glover Elementary, the pond welcomes fishers. A cleared path surrounds the pond for visitors to explore.
  • Ulin Memorial Ice Skating Rink. For free public skating from Thanksgiving through the winter months, stop here and enjoy skating or a hockey game. The rink includes skate rental, a full snack bar, and can be rented out for private parties. The rink is home to the Curry College Colonels and the Milton High School Wildcats.
  • East Milton Square. The square is located on the east side of Milton with easy access to Interstate 93. The square includes the Fruit Center Market place, shopping, salons, post office, library, a restaurant, fast food restaurants, banks, coffee shops, fitness centers, and medical offices.

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Gift Garden (Fruit Center Marketplace), 10 Bassett St #10 (East Milton). M Tu 10AM–5PM; W-F 10AM–7PM; Sa 10AM–6PM; Su 11AM–5PM. Offers unique handmade gifts. The products of designer Vera Bradley are also sold here. Prices are moderate to high, depending on the merchandise.

Eat[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Newcomb Farms Family Restaurant, 1139 Randolph Ave, +1 617 698-9547. M-Th 7AM–3:30PM; F-Su 7AM–8PM. Famous for its breakfast. The restaurant offers a lunch and dinner menu, only available Friday through Saturday. Prices are low-mid ranged.
  • Mr. Chans, 534 Adams St, +1 617 698-8882. Su-Th 11:30AM–9:30PM; F-Sa 11:30AM–10:30PM. Dine-in, take-out be delivery. Chinese fast food menu. It offers a contemporary atmosphere with mid-range prices. Mr. Chans is the town's only Chinese fast food restaurant.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Ichiro Sushi, 538 Adams St A, East Milton Square, +1 617 698-8832. Tu-Th 11:30AM–9PM; F-Sa 11:30AM–10PM; Su 12:30–10PM. A reasonably priced sushi menu. Dine in or take out, the restaurant does not offer delivery services.

Splurge[edit]

  • Abbey Park, 550 Adams St, East Milton Square, +1 617 696-8700. M-Sa 11:30AM–10PM; Su 11AM–9PM. The style is contemporary and the menu offers American cuisine for lunch or dinner. Prices are mid-high ranged. The restaurant offers a full bar.
  • 1 Prime, 88 Wharf St (Lower Mills, T: Milton), +1 857 598-4826. Tu-Su 5PM-11PM. Prime Pizza Milton offers social hour, brunch, dinner and a full bar. $14-28.
  • 2 Steel & Rye, 95 Eliot St (T: Central Avenue), +1 617 690-2787. M-Th 4:30PM-10PM, F Sa 4:30PM-11PM, Su 11AM-9PM. Since opening in an old garage in 2012, Steel & Rye has won dozens of accolades. It's a little on the spendy side, but you're really getting what you're paying for here. Artisanal cuisine with a menu that changes with the seasons. Heritage & heirloom everything. Fantastic drinks. Free parking. Starters $13-25, mains $14-38.

Drink[edit]

Three restaurants in Milton offer a full bar, Abby Park, Prime, and Steel & Rye. There are no other bars in Milton. There is a liquor store located in East Milton. In West Milton you'll find another liquor store and a specialty wine shop.

Sleep[edit]

There are no hotels in Milton.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Milton
ManchesterBoston  N I-93.svgUS 1.svgMA Route 3.svg S  QuincyCanton
LawrenceBoston  N MA Route 28.svg S  RandolphWareham
END  N MA Route 138.svg S  CantonFall River
ENDMattapan  SW Ashmont Mattapan icon.png NE  DorchesterTransfer to Red Line


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