Devens offers open space with lakes and fields and forests and golf courses
Boston Globe, Posted: July 06, 2014
Tom Kinch moved to Devens after falling for one of the stately old brick Colonials that once housed Army officers on the military base-turned-mixed-use community.
But the retired tech worker, who loves to ride his bike, bird-watch, and hike, soon learned to his delight that beyond the sprawling reservation’s renovated officers’ quarters — and its commercial park packed with offices, labs and factories — were nature trails, swimming holes, and playing fields.
“There are miles of roads here that are closed to cars that you can bicycle around,” Kinch said. “You never know what you are going to run across. I was with my grandsons and we ran across a red fox — it is really a beautiful place to live.