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Codman Farm The Litchfield Loop South Reservoir at Middlesex Fells
  Great Brook Farm
A very nice place to see farm animals and take a walk across woods and pasture.
 
Cost: $2
Duration: A few
hours
Canoe on the Charles River

Park you car, walk for 50 yards, rent your canoe, and off on the river. A great downtown adventure that will startle adults and kids alike.

Cost: $10/hour
Duration:a few
hours
The Litchfield Loop
A great place to walk through open fields and get a glimpse of an operating farm.
Cost: $2
Duration: A few
hours
South Reservoir at Middlesex Fells

Where else could you walk across woods, boulder and ponds . . . 20 minutes from downtown Boston?

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours/half day
       
The Mount Auburn Cemetery Case Estates Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
  The Mount Auburn Cemetery
It is America’s first garden cemetery, dating back to 1831, and an outstanding place for a walk among exotic tree species, lakes and ponds
Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
The Acorn Trail
A surprisingly challenging trail in a preserved area, mixing fields and woodlands for a good workout in the great outdoors
Cost: $2
Duration: A few
hours
  Case Estates

Sit on the grass, watch birds, listen to nature's sound, dream, feel relaxed

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

One of the most spectacular ways to come close to wildlife while enjoying a great walk

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
 
       
Codman Farm Eastern Point Lighthouse Nahant
  Codman Farm
Cows and sheep for the kids, a farmer's market for mom and dad… Where else to start your weekend under the sun?
Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
Eastern Point Lighthouse

Take a leisure walk along the shore and to a great lighthouse at the entrance of Gloucester's busy harbor.

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
  Walking at Bradley Palmer State Park

This is one of the few places in Massachusetts when you can walk across open fields and sit on the grass to soak up sun. Ready to go?

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours/half day
Nahant - East Point

Sit on a bench with the ocean on three sides and rocky cliffs below your feet

Cost: Free

Duration: A few hours


       
The Big One at Mt. Monadnock South End Middlesex Fells The Harborwalk at the Kennedy Museum Drumlin Farm
  The Minuteman Trail
Walk in the footsteps of the Patriots (the real ones) on a truly outstanding trail. A great place to enjoy nature and bring kids.
 
Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
South End Middlesex Fells
Where else could you walk across woods, boulder and ponds . . . 20 minutes from downtown Boston?
Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
The Harborwalk at the Kennedy Museum
Where else can you walk on a beach while watching the sun setting on a great skyline?
Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
Drumlin Farm

When was the last time you brought your kids to a real farm? Drumlin farm is a great place to reconnect with rural life and see children books' animals including cows and pigs

Cost: $6 adults;
$4 children 3–12
and seniors
Duration: A few
hours/half day
       
The Minuteman Bikeway from Artlington to Lexington      
  Minuteman Bikeway
One of the few places in the country where you can ride for an hour and barely see a car or a red light. A great experience for riders of all levels.
Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours/half day
     
 

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