5 Places to go Hiking in the Boston Area this July 4th!
If you enjoy the outdoors and nature or are just looking to get outside for a breath of fresh air, there are many nature trails and parks that are great for hiking around Boston.
140 Tafts Ave.
Winthrop, MA 02152
5.3 miles from Boston
MBTA Station: Deer Island - MWRA Gate
Just outside Boston, you can find 5 miles of public walkways on Deer Island's 265 acres. During the King Philips War, it served as an internment camp for Native Americans, but now it is home to a wastewater treatment plant that symbolizes the importance of taking care of the environment. While taking in the city views, you can enjoy many activities including touring the plant, walking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, and fishing, and taking in the city views.
695 Hillside St.
Milton, MA 02186
10.5 miles from Boston
MBTA Station: Crawford Square
Blue Hills Reservation has 125 miles of hiking trails that will take you through marshes, meadows, and hills. From the peak of Great Blue Hill, soaring at 635 feet, you will be able to view the entire city of Boston. Trails are of varying difficulty levels for the outdoors enthusiasts to walk, bike, hike, or jog.
106 Pennybrook Rd.
Lynn, MA 01905
10.8 miles from Boston
MBTA Station: Central Square via Square One Mall
Lynn Woods Reservations sits on 2200 acres with 30 miles of scenic trails that are perfect for hiking, running, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and biking. Follow the trail to Dungeon Rock, an underground tunnel that is rich with pirate lore and those seeking treasure, or follow trails around one of the three reservoirs that provide clean water for the city of Lynn.
Hingham, MA 02043
19 miles from Boston
MBTA Station: Nantasket Junction
Worlds End Reservation is a part of the Boston Harbor Island's National Park Area. Sitting on 251 acres, Worlds End has tree-lined carriage paths designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, a famed landscape architect, through rocky shores, hillsides, and open fields. Not only does it have a fantastic view of Boston's skyline, but it is perfect for any outdoor activity like hiking, picnicking, and cross country skiing.
61 Powisset St.
Dover, MA 02030
24.5 miles from Boston
MBTA Station: N/A
At Noanet Woodlands, you can enjoy an entire day of hiking, biking, horseback riding, and more. Hike to the top of Noanet Peak to see views of Boston's skyline. At the peak, you can link up to Hale Reservation, a privately owned open space reserve. It's also a bird watchers dream, with many species calling the woodlands home.