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Blue Hills Reservation
Type: Active, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Outdoor Activities - Winter
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... 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 true green oasis for city dwellers. Plan to spend a day exploring this area because you'll want to wander for hours. Kids get a kick out of the animals at the museum and winter skiing is offered for those who want to take a few runs without going far from the city. Great Blue Hill peaks at 635 feet, the highest of the 22 hills in the Blue Hills chain. This summit provides visitors with a view of the entire metropolitan area.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Take a hike up one of the many trails that lead you to the top of Blue Hills where breathtaking views of Boston await.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Blue Hills Reservation let's you get outdoors just miles from Boston's downtown; enjoy a family hike, winter ski, or visit the nature center.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Hike, or even ski at the Bill Hills Reservation just a few miles outside Boston's city limits.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: A hike up the Blue Hills rewards you with sweeping city views, while hiking the tougher spots allows you to lend a hand.