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Best Boston Day Hikes: Choose Your Own Adventure

By: Revere Hotel Boston Common / 05 Jul 2019
Best Boston Day Hikes Choose Your Own Adventure

Best Boston Day Hikes: Inspiring Nature Trails & Waterfront Pathways

Discover a spectacular wealth of hiking trails, open spaces, and parkland in Boston where you can immerse yourself in New England's unique natural beauty. Wander through lush meadows and dense forests. Follow the shoreline of Boston Harbor and hike up to panoramic skyline views. Meander along trails beside ponds, rivers, and waterways that are dusted with history and heritage. Discover pathways that start two blocks from our hotel and travel-worthy excursions located just outside of the city. Find a new adventure on the best Boston day hikes.

Boston's Emerald Necklace: From Boston Common to Franklin Park

Explore seven miles of greenways and waterways along the Emerald Necklace, Boston's preeminent park system. Covering more than 1,000 acres from the city center to Brookline, the Emerald Necklace features an interconnected variety of public gardens, parks, and ponds – starting at Boston Common and heading west and then south. Connecting people and nature from one neighborhood to the next, the historical park system functions as a backyard for the residents of the city – and an outdoor playground for everyone. (2 blocks from Revere Hotel)

Hike to the Top of Arnold Arboretum for Sweeping Boston Views

Boston's beautiful Arnold Arboretum isn't your average garden. It's the last stop on the Emerald Necklace, and for many hikers – it's the highlight. The renowned arboretum features a historic botanical collection and meticulously landscaped grounds, along with a four-mile looping trail that leads to a pair of stunning scenic views. From the tops of Bussey Hill and Peters Hill, you're treated to sweeping vistas of Boston and the Blue Hills. It's an easy to moderate hike up to the top, with bird-watching and botanical explorations along the way. (5 miles from Revere Hotel)

Walden Pond Path: Live Deliberately on a Waterfront Loop

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams," said Henry David Thoreau. The famous American philosopher, poet, and transcendentalist wrote his celebrated book Walden just a few miles east of Boston at Walden Pond near Concord. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately," he muses – and you can too, following his journey to Walden Pond State Reservation. It's an idyllic oasis where you'll find Walden Pond Path, a 1.7-mile looped trail that follows the curves of Walden Pond. Cool off when the afternoon gets warm with a refreshing swim. In summer months, arrive early to avoid the crowds; Walden Pond Path is a rightfully popular destination. (22 miles from Revere Hotel)

Wander Carriage Paths Along Woodlands, Meadows & Marshes at World's End

Relish a sense of having stepped back in time at this peaceful nature preserve, which offers hikers 251 acres of trails to explore – many along historic carriage paths. You'll also encounter fantastic views of the Boston skyline from World's End, which is located south of the city. Hike 4.5 miles of trails that lead alongside granite cliffs and saltwater marshes. Stroll through quiet meadows and along rocky shorelines. Walk under canopies of trees and climb up to impressive vistas. Watch for wildlife and birds along the way. (17 miles from Revere Hotel)

Blue Hills Reservation: Scenic Strolls & Strenuous Hikes

Enjoy a diverse array of natural scenery at this 7,000-acre park along with unique historical features: old farms, quarries, and Native American sites. Blue Hills Reservation includes easy trails and strenuous ones as well – like the hike to the Great Blue Hill, the highest peak in the park. Looking for a flat trail? Try the Wolcott & Border Path, which is a serene stroll – truly a walk in the park. All in all you have 125 miles of trails choose from that lead through protected natural habitats including marshes, meadows, pine forests, ponds, and bogs. (9 miles from Revere Hotel)

Battle Road Trail: Follow Revere's Ride Into American History

This five-mile pathway's peaceful atmosphere belies its incredible wartime history. The Battle Road Trail follows the route of the Minutemen as they routed the British after the first battles of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord. It's also where Paul Revere raced on his "Midnight Ride" to warn the colonists that the British were bearing down. Flat and easy, the Battle Road Trail is dotted with historical markers and landmarks – including Lexington Green, Concord Bridge, and Hartwell Tavern. (20 miles from Revere Hotel)

Feel the Authentic Spirit of Boston at Revere Hotel

The best Boston day hikes put you in touch with the natural beauty and rich history that the city is known for. Whether you're exploring illustrious parks, beautiful trails, or epic vistas, our boutique hotel places you in the heart of Boston's undeniable energy. Revere Hotel is inspired by the bold, rebellious spirit that motivated the colonists to claim their freedom and create an intrepid new adventure called America. Every detail here is meticulously crafted, yet never scripted – from the smartly designed rooms to the rustic-chic lobby bar. Indulge in farm-to-table local fare at Rebel's Guild and be delighted by the views from Rooftop@Revere. Enjoy locally-inspired artwork in your stylish room or suite, along with extras like houndstooth chaise lounges to C.O. Bigelow bath products. Just steps away from Boston Common and the Theater District, our one-of-a-kind hotel connects you with the authentic spirit of the city. Embark on a new adventure at Revere Hotel at Boston Common.

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