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

walking
8 days ago

very scenic and nice easy walk

Best memories there. I need to go Palmer's Island soon to hang out.

Awesome hike for history buffs.

Very well maintained, used for a variety of activities by the school. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. Private property so if the rules are not followed the school will prohibit canine access. Nice walk and worth the trip.

hiking
18 days ago

Excellent hiking inside the city! It's rare case when you don't need your hiking boots to have a great hike! ;) There are a lot of great historical places which will be faced on this trail. Nice trail!

trail running
1 month ago

Did the 5K Turkey Trot today. Very cold but a fun run. I came in 36th overall and 3rd in my age group! So proud of myself and my daughter who burned up the course too! Fun run in the sun!

Boston is so rich in the history of our nation and an excellent place to visit with the children. There is so much to explore!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail to see some historical sites!

walking
2 months ago

Excellent experience if you love history. Even if you are not a history buff this pathway is great for sightseeing.

hiking
3 months ago

easy walk

hiking
3 months ago

very clean place to walk, very easy

very nice for family walking, biking, etc.

A very nice way to get acquainted with the city when you are there for the first time. We all enjoyed it, including our 8-year-old son.

This is a must do when going to the Boston area. It’s full of history and and wonderful hike through Boston. We elected to use a tour guide and it made it so much richer.

A great family hike around Boston! Food options were delicious; gotta check out Quincy Market. Love Boston culture and its history.

This was our first time here and my kids and I loved it. I walked, they rode their bikes. My only issue was finding where to enter the trail. We started downtown and it wasn't marked, at least nothing I could see. I was able to ask someone walking by and they showed me where the path was.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Nice, easy trail for biking. Mostly flat and all paved. Starts out at Cross Point towers in lowell provides a pleasant, mostly shaded ride with a lake/beach along the way. Bring a lunch and relax at the picnic tables, or grab a slice of pizza at Zesty’s along the way in Chelmsford.

It is a little further out of the way for me but it is a great seashore walk. It is very scenic all throughout the trail especially around Red Rock and Swampscott. The sunset view is pretty spectacular from here. And on high tide, the waves crash really violently and creates a lot of splash which is quite a thrill to see.

Cute

Very fun bike ride. Lots of places to rest, picnic.

road biking
6 months ago

Bruce Freeman rail trail is now expanded into Acton. The description should be updated to inform walkers and cyclists the features of the full rail trail. The new section called Phase 2 begins in Westford at Rt. 27. The new section includes Westford, Carlisle and Acton. The new section has mile markers and I believe better warning lights at the crossings. There is a bridge that crosses Rt. 2. Many beautiful upgrades to the new section which is all paved as is the first phase. Many benches. There is a winding section that is pretty fun to ride on that is parallel to some businesses. There is a beautiful engraved granite marker pointing you to which direction to continue with miles listed to the towns on the rail trail. At this marker, the rail trail turns toward Acton or you can ride into a park.

trail running
6 months ago

Ugly path. At least on the initial section I ran on.

road biking
6 months ago

Beautiful views and just a nice chill ride

Great time. Easy walk with plenty to see.

The charles is nice in winter or summer with rowing boat. Just like in movies

Classic.

An absolutely wonderful way to see Boston and learn a lot of history!

walking
8 months ago

This is just a spectacular trail. If you have read any of my other reviews, while doing city routes, I like to make these into a pub crawl. And the local Irish ☘️ has made this the best pub crawl/trail I have ever done. Yes, it was spectacular to see all of the history along the route, the only other place i’ve done a hike that had this much history and monuments is the National Mall in DC. The bars and food were amazing as well! The only thing that was a downer about this (which is my fault because I didn’t plan) is that I started this around 1600 and many of the places were closed. Because of this, I had to do some detours and could not see many of the churches, graveyards, and Paul Revere’s house. I’m just traveling through, so I do not think I’ll be able to do this again, but if I get a chance I certainly will.

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