Blue Hills Reservation

Trail running can be hard to come by in Boston, so it stands to reason that a trip to the trails will require a bit of a drive out of the city. About 10 miles south of Boston lies the Blue Hills Reservation, a 7,000 acre park encompassing the hills of the Blue Ridge Chain. Great Blue Hill is the …

Fresh Pond

Just across the Charles River from downtown Boston is Cambridge, the home of Harvard University. Take the Red Line train to the Alewife station, and just ¾ mile away is a lovely park called Fresh Pond where cyclists and pedestrians alike can get in a workout. Access is an easy 10-minute walk from the Alewife station, as the Minuteman Bikeway …

Castle Island

During my trip to Boston, I stayed in South Boston in hopes of becoming a “Southie.” Although I’m not sure I fooled anyone, I did get to run out to Castle Island, a park on the coast just south of the city. Castle Island is the home of Fort Independence and has been the site of fortification since 1634. The …

The Esplanade

Located along the famed Charles River in downtown Boston, The Esplanade is stretches three miles from the Museum of Science to the Boston University bridge. The park is over a century old and is entirely manmade, featuring many large trees, benches, and flat asphalt pedestrian and cycling pathways. Single-track trail runs along much of the pedestrian pathway and is available …

Emerald Necklace Conservancy

  Boston has done an exemplary job of preserving greenspace within the city limits, and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy is a prime example of this dedication. The Emerald Necklace is a greenway system made up of nine parks that stretches approximately seven miles from end to end in addition to numerous loops through the individual parks. Parks making up the …