Boston's Four Season Activities Bring You Outdoors Throughout the Year

Boston's distinct seasons bring exciting outdoor adventures for year round fun. Visitors of every age can find a way to spend the day enjoying the weather during the winter, spring, summer and fall.

Winter weather may bring dips in temperatures and snow covered sidewalks, but it also brings the opportunity to enjoy ice skating, sledding, and even skiing in and around the city.  Take advantage of the Boston Common where the Frog Pond welcomes you to swirl and twirl around the ice. Or head to the Blue Hills where you can take a hike anytime of year, or even ski at this just outside the city spot. 

When the snow starts to melt and temperatures begin to rise, you'll find the city landscape coming to life. Locals flock to outdoor spaces to enjoy the beauty of the newly verdant landscape dotted with bright blooms. Favorite spots include the Arnold Arboretum, and the Boston Public Garden.

Once summer is in full swing, Bostonians take advantage of the Harbor, and Charles River and make their way to the water. Frolic along the shore or get out on the water by renting a canoe or kayak to tour along the Charles River.  Take a cruise to one of the Boston Harbor Islands, or hang at the beach at Castle Island Park



Hubway is a bike share service with various locations throughout the city. An excellent way to get exercise, and see Boston's best sites, Hubway's bike rental stations are splattered throughout the city for easy use. Discounted rides can b found...  Read More



Belkin Lookout Farm offers family fun for everyone! From fruit picking, to farm animals, you'll find a full day of excitement at Belkin Lookout Farm. Pay one price to enter and another to pick then hop on and off their train as you make your way...  Read More

Boston Public Garden


Take a leisurely stroll through the oldest botanical garden in the United States and get a feel for Boston's charm and grace. 1877 marks the start of the Garden's fame for the Swan Boats that float along the pond when the weather warms; a...  Read More

Arnold Arboretum


Developed by James Arnold, who left it to Harvard University upon his death. Today, the 281-acre grounds are home to over 4000 types of trees, maintained by Harvard's School of Botany. A botanical garden for students to learn and city dwellers...  Read More

Castle Island Park
Photo courtesy of Castle Island Park


Castle Island is a twenty two acre urban park located along the waterfront and home to Fort Independence. With many paths for walking, biking or running as well as a playground and beaches, Castle Island allows visitors to see a Boston...  Read More



Boston's only 3-hour Whale Watch departs from the Harbor for a 3 hour tour on super fast, super comfortable catamarans. Cutting down on time getting to the whales and allowing you more time to check them out. With 3 exterior viewing decks,...  Read More



The Boston Common Frog Pond is a four season beauty in the heart of the Common. A wading pool in the summer and ice rink in the winter, the Frog Pond allows outdoor activity in the middle of Boston. Skate around with someone special or teach...  Read More



Minutes outside of downtown Boston, is the Blue Hills Reservation. Here nature enthusiasts can hike, bike, ski, swim, and even enjoy a zoo experience at the Trailside Museum. Spanning over 7,000 acres along Boston's closest suburbs, this is a...  Read More



With five rental locations you can easily rent a canoe or kayak and set out on the Charles River for the day. Lessons are available for those looking to learn the ins and outs of canoeing or kayaking, but for those just looking for a little...  Read More



The Boston Harbor Islands are unique part of the National Park system. 12 ready to explore islands offer a variety of activities for an active island adventure like checking out historic sites, spotting wildlife, taking a hike, getting in the...  Read More


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