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.

mountain biking
1 day 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.

road biking
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Beautiful views and just a nice chill ride

Great time. Easy walk with plenty to see.

Classic.

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

walking
3 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.

walking
4 months ago

The Southwest Corridor Park is a 4.1 mile, linear park stretching from the Back Bay to Forest Hills. The park links South End, Back Bay, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain with a street-level, greenway. Recreational facilities include: 11 playgrounds, 2 spray pools, 7 basketball courts, 5 tennis courts, 2 street hockey rinks, 2 amphitheaters, and 6 miles of trails. A really nice way to connect the neighborhoods!

hiking
4 months ago

Good views from the monument, you can see much of the Cape, and even the Massachusetts mainland on a clear day.

walking
5 months ago

This is one of the many very nice parks in New Bedford. The walk is around the perimeter of the park, pond, zoo, ball fields, and woods. Very busy traffic on the roads adjacent to the park. Accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

walking
6 months ago

nice views from the top of the monument

walking
9 months ago

So much colonial and Revolutionary War history interspersed among modern-day Boston. Over the years, I have been to most of the attractions along the trail...many multiple times (from the Boston Common, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere's house, the Old North Church to the USS Constitution).

walking
9 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!

hiking
10 months ago

I usually walk down near the end of the hurricane barrier and if it's low tide I'll cross over to Palmers island and loop it, cool lighthouse.

walking
11 months ago

Beautiful views of Clark's Cove and Buzzard's Bay. Many boats from the Community Boating Center in the Cove.

Fabulous views across the harbor to Sconticut Neck. Ferries, fishing and pleasure boats coming and going from harbor. Sea birds of all kinds. Palmer Island accessible at low tide. Butler Flats and Palmer Island lighthouse views

hiking
11 months ago

Loop around the end of the peninsula that contains Civil War vintage Fort Rodman , turn of 20th Century Fort Taber, and UMass Dartmouth Marine campus on Rodney French Blvd. Beaches, views, paths, historical markers, playgrounds, fishing pier, and more

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pancake-flat, well shaded, and paved. Great for run, walk, bike, w/short spurs off the side for quick trail hikes.

walking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

It's an amazing history lesson in the greatest city. Pull see more than just he historic parts (btw being told to you by people in pilgrim clothing) but you'll see the city as well. After the tour, go to modern bakery and try the duck boat tour if you have time. Boston has a lot of stuff for a small city.

walking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Informative and entertaining walking tour of the Freedom Trail. I did this on a cold day in February. If you're going to tough it out, make sure you've got gloves, and maybe a hot beverage. The trail takes you through some historic spots in the heart of Boston. Highly recommended for history buffs and folks of all ages.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Nice historic trail ! Must do in Boston.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

biking

on Franklin Park

trail running
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ran Doyle's 5 mile road race through Franklin Park. It is a hilly run, mostly on road but car free surfaces. Views of the golf course and zoo entrance. Pleasent !

walking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

City park trails, near historic Fenway Park.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hard to figure out but definitely worth it once you do!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

one of my favorites. only issue is parking. we usually only find parking midway so this makes covering the trail end to end a bit challenging but otherwise a great bet. especially good for families. all paved so not really a hike.

walking
Thursday, December 08, 2016

Excellent Trail. Lots of historical facts and sites to visit. The Boston Cemetary was excellent as well as the Boston common.

hiking
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Newton Greenway opened in Sept 2016. A disused rail track converted into a 2 mile long trail. This will be a very cool place once the Construction completes around Needham Street.

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