As COVID-19 rates are increasing in Boston, many are looking for new ways to get out of the house, while keeping a social distance. And while summer has come to an end, there’s plenty of time to enjoy nature before the harsh winter sets in. New England has one of the most iconic autumns in the world, so it would be a crime not to! We’ve rounded up a couple of the most beautiful walks within an hour of Boston, for all levels.
If you’d like a beautiful walk that takes you from the city to the suburbs, the Emerald Necklace is a stretch of green that connects more than 1,000 acres in six different parks, including the Boston Common and Franklin Park. Spend the day walking all 7 miles, or pick a section, and let public transportation get you easily back to the city when your feet stop working.
The Blue Hills Reservation is a beautiful 7,000 acres stretching across Milton, Quincy, Braintree, Canton, Randolph, and Dedham, and is only a 30-minute drive to the city. The reservation includes 22 Blue Hills, with the Great Blue Hill being the highest at 635-feet tall. A hike to the top will give you panoramic views of the Boston metropolitan area, but the rest of the 125 miles of trails will lead you past old farms, quarries, and even to sites believed to hold evidence of early Native American presence.
About 15 miles from Boston’s south shore, is the 251-acre World’s End trail. This trail takes you over hills and along the coast, with plenty of opportunity for hiking, cross-country skiing, kayaking, horseback riding, and biking along the way.
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