Middlesex Fells Elopement | Massachusetts Elopement Photographer
Updated: Jun 25
Consider Eloping at Middlesex Fells Reservation in Stoneham, Massachusetts
Middlesex Fells Reservation is one of my absolute favorite outdoor area near Boston. It's the most perfect elopement location for someone who wants to be in nature, but not dedicate an entire day to hiking or traveling too far outside of Boston.
There are 100+ miles of trails to explore, you can boat/kayak on nearby Spot Pond, and of course you can hike to the top to see the Wright's Tower (locked/unaccessible) with a wonderful skyline view of Boston.
Middlesex fells is pet friendly so DEFINITELY feel free to bring along your furry friend to your elopement at middlesex fells!
To get to the viewpoint to see Boston, take the Skyline trail. You can either do the whole loop which is 7+ miles, or take the quick detour to the top in less than a mile. The walk brings you up a dirt path then minor scrambling up through the woods, then back to a dirt trail. You'll know you've arrived when you see Wright's tower. Keep going to get to the rock face dead end to enjoy your hard work with the view!
I think this is an awesome spot to read private vows to each other during your elopement. In the photo above, Liz and Sean were just to the left of the viewpoint. The Boston skyline is to my back. They chose this spot because it was even more secluded and they wouldn't disturb the other guests on the hike.
Boston is only 10 miles away, so there is so much opportunity to enjoy both nature and city in your elopement day. If being near the city is appealing for your elopement day, this is definitely a location you should consider.
Imagine your elopement day could look something like this:
Start your day taking a stroll around the Boston Public Gardens before you start getting ready
4pm - Have a legal ceremony at Boston City Hall
6pm- Hike middlesex fells for private, intimate, sunset vows
8pm- Head back into Boston for a romantic dinner on the north shore
10pm- Party it up with all your friends in the Seaport District to show off your new elopement bling
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Even if you weren't eloping, you can still access Middlesex fells on your wedding day. If this place is special to your heart, you could do your first look here (with or without private vows), you could start your morning here with a nice cleansing hike, or you could come to the reservation for your formal photos! There's really no rules when it comes to wedding days: it is all about what you want.
If you're feeling stressed planning a wedding, and feel like you can't actually do whatever you want, then maybe it's time to consider an elopement. The day you get married should be one of the most happiest, stress-free days of your life. So I encourage you to dream up the most beautiful day you can imagine, and then make it a reality.
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Here are more photos from Liz and Sean's elopement day at Middlesex Fells Reservation!
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