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— By Elizabeth Comeau
The arboretum is is the oldest public arboretum in North America and a great place to take a nature walk inside the city’s limits.
The Common has many activities to choose from year-round including ice skating in the winter and wading in the summer.
Bunker Hill Monument
The monument has 294 steps you can climb to the top for a spectacular view. There are also elevators, but it’s a better workout to trek up the stairs.
Castle Island has walking trails and beautiful city views.
The Charles River plays host to many water sports such as sailing, rowing, kayaking, and more. Many people follow the path of the river for their daily run.
The Esplanade, once the location of mud flats, was transformed over the years into a riverside park that stretches almost three miles along the Boston shore of the Charles River, from the Museum of Science to the Boston University Bridge.
This park contains the Franklin Park Zoo, a stadium, and a golf course.
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile walking trail that takes you to 16 historic sites.
Many enjoy walking or running along the 1.5 mile path around the pond, while others enjoy sailing on the pond in the summer.
This bike path passes through four communities: Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge. Other than bicycles, many use the path for jogging, walking, in-line skating and more.