Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Boston with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very pleasant, why not?

walking
10 days ago

Nice easy walk around the island. Yes, it can smell at certain points, but it’s not the entire walk. It was overcast today but still beautiful. Gorgeous Boston city skyline. Easy walk for the dogs with paved trail the entire way. Small parking lot. Would love to come back with sunny skies.

15 days ago

Great trail for walking, running, or just relaxing for a moment on one of the benches. Jamaica Pond is beautiful in the spring when the trees bloom and good for watching some of the waterfowl. Very dog friendly trail as well - you’ll see lots of puppies, runners, and families.

walking
28 days ago

can't believe I spent most of my life hearing about this place but hadn't visited. I really like it... water views, city views. nice place to picnic. play area for kids. paved paths. watch plane activity at Logan.

take the T.

trail running
4 months ago

I run this route regularly and love the ocean views. There were a few puddles along the route today that were leftover from (I'm guessing) a snowstorm that happened a few weeks ago. A lot of families will walk around this route when the weather is nice enough (e.g. today there were a lot of families and it was 45 degrees and sunny). I don't usually see wildflowers, but sometimes there are kite surfers (who can be carried maybe 20 feet up in the air) and Fort Independence is a cool place to visit too.

Nice walk around the parkway. Paved with some small hills but otherwise flat. No parking at the starting point. Will need to drive to the other side of the pond for street parking.

walking
5 months ago

Pretty flat paved trail along the edge of the water. Parking lot has about 20 spaces. Beautiful views of the city.

walking
6 months ago

Paved path on flat surface. Very casual walk. Plenty of parking available.

Great ride!

I prefer to go on the week days, as it can get quite crowded most weekends. Nice view of Boston and the harbor islands. I like to take the trails that are off the main trail for a more nature feel.

walking
6 months ago

The Swan Boats in the Public Garden was a great memory for me as a young kid. Our visits into the city usually coincided with lots of other fun stuff, often ending with a Red Sox game at Fenway!

Boston Common is America’s oldest public park, and the Public Garden...the first public botanical garden. While living in the Boston suburbs as a child, I visited it with my family several times, usually during the spring when much of it was in bloom. I have also enjoyed returning as an adult during trips back to the city. Of course, riding the Swan Boats in the Lagoon was always a highlight in my younger days.

I love jogging here it's beautiful

10 months ago

A precious resource for Boston and a welcome relief from the stresses of city life. Gorgeous end to end.

hiking
11 months ago

A lovely little piece of nature to have a walk through - one gravel walkway (red on map) is supplemented with grass walkways through the wildflowers. One tall observation tower and two docks provide great viewing stops. Scattered benches throughout the trail provide a nice spot for a rest if needed.

walking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Come see the planes overhead heading for Logan International Airport. The hike is easy and there is a parking lot at the entrance.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I went there last weekend and I had a blast. being from Winthrop I've been there plenty of times but every time is a new experience.

walking
Thursday, April 06, 2017

love the sunsets here, we come all the time, and when it's a full moon, it looks amazing on the water

walking
Monday, February 20, 2017

walking
Thursday, January 19, 2017

nice walk go views of Boston Harbor

walking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I walk this regularly (at least twice a week). here are some little trails off the beaten path hat nobody uses but the regulars. It can get pretty crowded but the ocean view is amazing, plus heading towards the city as the sun is going down is beautiful.

walking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Lots of wonderful Italian restaurants in the North End!

great for walks, biking, dog walking, jogging

Monday, April 11, 2016

Beautiful view to the city of Boston

walking
Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Around my school, it's a nice walk.

on Deer Island Trail

walking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Nice view if boston city center and harbor islands, especially at sunrise or sunset. Free parking but small. The bad side is that the path is around a sewage station so the smell and the view is quite bad...

walking
Monday, August 24, 2015

Nice walk around the park with multiple soccer fields. Many dogs off leash.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Great view! Not so great smell. Quite dynamic when the wind is right and the waves crash on the seawall.

Simple, flat but pretty with nice view of the pond. Good for walking running or biking. Is what it is...no frills, but enjoyable.

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