Hiking – Boston

Boston Massachusetts Hiking

Houghton Pond Trail, Hemlock Gorge, Skyline Trail, Middlesex Fells Reservation

Massachusetts Greater Boston Region Map The greater Boston, Massachusetts area offers many scenic escapes without ever leaving the city limits. The city’s parks offers numerous outdoor activities suitable for an afternoon or an extended stay.

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Boston Massachusetts Hiking Trails

Massachusetts Hikes, Nature Walks and Trails

Houghton Pond Trail / Blue Hills Reservation
Just outside Boston, the Blue Hills Reservation includes a trailside museum, observatory, and science center. The Houghton Pond Trail circles the pond through woodlands and beaches and is an easy walk for all levels of ability.

Distance: 1 mile

Hemlock Gorge / Village Falls Park
A stone’s throw from Boston, Hemlock Gorge is located within a 23-acre reservation along the banks of the Charles River. An excellent getaway featuring a 26 ft waterfall, hiking trails, and a canoe launch.

Distance .8 miles

Skyline Trail / Middlesex Fells Reservation
A rocky retreat from the city, including ponds, fields, and woodlands. The Skyline Trail is mostly wooded with steep rocky ascents.

Distance: 6.9 miles

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