Best wild flowers trails in Boston, Massachusetts

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Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.
Map of wild flowers trails in Boston, Massachusetts
Top trails (13)
#1 - Boston Harbor and Castle Island
Marine Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 55 m
This is a great, family-friendly, paved walk around a causeway to a historic fort that you won't want to miss. This is a very beautiful area just south of Boston. You will walk around an enclosed bay past a beach, a WWII memorial and then to one of the country's most famous forts which was built to defend the city of Boston. The lawn around the fort is also perfect for a picnic lunch. Keep your eye out for planes overhead (close overhead) from Logan airport as well as kiteboarders zooming around in the bay. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least six feet wide. The terrain is gentle, all estimated to be a 3% grade or less. It will likely be navigable for most wheelchair and stroller users.Show more
#2 - Neponset
Neponset River Reservation
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
#3 - Charles River Pathway Short Loop
Charles River Reservation
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
This leisurely ride takes you to some of Boston's wonderful waterways, following the beautiful and historic Charles River on both the Boston and Cambridge sides as you make your way towards Boston Harbor. This tour is an excellent introduction to the paved bike paths and includes some of the best views of the city. This area is great for children and inexperienced riders. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved with asphalt and cement and typically at least 5 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (all 5% or less) so this trail will likely be navigable for most wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers. There is no public designated wheelchair accessible car parking at the trailhead. The trail starts at the Charles/MGH Red Line Subway stop.Show more
#4 - Public Garden Monument Walking Tour
Boston Public Gardens
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
Monuments, sculptures beckon in Boston Public GardenShow more
#5 - Millenium Park
Cutler Park Reservation
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
#6 - Boston's Emerald Necklace Trail
Boston, Massachusetts
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Length: 32.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
Discover Frederick Law Olmsted's famous system of parks on this bicycle tour of the historic Emerald Necklace. From the shaded boulevard on Commonwealth Avenue to the popular shores of Jamaica Pond to the winding paths of the Arnold Arboretum, this chain of gardens, reserves, and open space serves as an oasis in the middle of a bustling city. Show more
#7 - Spectacle Island Perimeter Trail
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 46 m
This historical island is over 100 acres with over 5 miles of walking trails. Visitors must take a ferry to the island.Show more
#8 - Commonwealth Ave Monument Tour
Boston, Massachusetts
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 54 m
A beautiful walk from Hereford Street to the Public Garden This guide will take you on a stroll through the history of the United States. You will pass nine different monuments commemorating events and people that changed the history of both the city of Boston and the nation. Take the time to click on each of the informative links attached to this guide for a thorough description of each monument. You will start near the Fenway exit off Storrow Drive and end up at the Boston Public Garden downtown a mile later. The Commonwealth Avenue Mall is the narrowest section of the Emerald Necklace Path in Boston and connects the Public Garden downtown to the Fens. If you are interested in further exploration, check the Public Garden Monument tour at EveryTrail.com for which there is a link.Show more
#9 - Belle Isle Marsh
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
#10 - Lost Emerald Necklace Loop Trail
Back Bay Fens
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 39 m
Note: Some sections of the trail may be closed due to construction. Find out more information here: https://www.boston.gov/improvements-back-bay-fens-westland-avenue-gatewayShow more
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