You could not find a more peaceful picnic spot than this lovely park in South Natick. Buy a sandwich from Charles River Coffee House or Lola's across the street and walk over to this former grist mill to enjoy shade and serenity.
The park adjacent to the Charles River’s dam was established in 1933. It is a wonderful to observe the life of the river and spot herons, geese and other birds in their habitat.
The sound of the waterfall blocks all other noises, transporting you to the Natick of colonial times depicted in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “OldTown Folks” (did you know that Oldtown is a fictional name for Natick, in which Stowe's novel is set?).