"Carlisle is the very definition of small-town New England, with plenty of red barns, white church steeples, and low stone walls dotting the rolling hillside. Amazingly, about a quarter of the town's land is protected -- covering everything from wetlands and white-pine forests to farmland and cranberry bogs and offering miles of serene trails for dog walking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Many homes sit on an acre or more, creating hundreds of private mini nature preserves."
We have all that (except maybe cranberry bogs?), and we also have much, much more! It might take me a few days, but I bet I can produce definitive proof that Framingham was robbed of the "top spot for nature lovers" award!
Read the article at: http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2009/03/22/top_spots_to_live/