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Stargazing at Harvard Guided Walks in Blue Hills The Harborwalk at The Kennedy Museum Middlesex Fells Reservation
 
  Stargazing at Harvard
Climb on the roof of Harvard's Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, and spend an unforgettable evening exploring the universe
Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
Guided Walks in Blue Hills

In the mood for a guided walk in the woods with other nice people?

Cost: Free
Duration: Half day
  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
The Skyline Trail at Middlesex Fells Reservation

Where else could you spend a full day hiking across woods, boulder and ponds . . . 15 minutes from downtown boston?

Cost: Free
Duration: Half-day/full day
         
  The Mount Auburn Cemetery South nd Middlesex Fells Harbor Islands The Skyline Trail at Blue Hills Reservation
 
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
  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
Harbor Islands

The best kept secret of the US National Parks – enjoy a castaway experience 30 minutes from downtown Boston . . . by boat!

Cost: $10 per
person
Duration: Half-day/
full day
  The Skyline Trail at Blue Hills Reservation

Get a feel for what it means to be really tired after a full day of hiking . . . Only 30 minutes from Boston!

Cost: Free
Duration: Half-day/full day
         
  Minuteman Bikeway Intro to Kayaking South Reservoir at Middlesex Fells Paddling Around Thomson Island
 
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
Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Have you stood on the shore and seen paddlers in the distance, exploring coastal islands and secret coves? Become one of them!

Cost: $115 per
person
Duration: Full day
  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
Paddling Around Thomson Island

A nice paddling adventure around one of the lesser known of Boston Harbor National Park's islands

Cost: $65 (kayak
rental)
Duration: A few
hours
         
  A day at Houghton's Pond Horseback riding in Blue Hills The Mountain Bike Loop Canoe on the Charles River
 
A day at Houghton's Pond

A great place that has something for everyone in the family…

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
  Horseback riding in Blue Hills

Offer a horseback ride to your kids, and go explore the Blue Hills Reservation!

Cost: $30
Duration: A few
hours
The Mountain Bike Loop at Middlesex Fells Reservation

You can't beat the Fells for a challenging ride through ponds, boulders and woods... just 20 minutes from the city

Cost: Free
Duration: Half day
Canoe on the Charles

Explore one of the most scenic sections of urban river in the country! No reservation or experience is required, and free parking is available

Cost: $14/hour
Duration: A few
hours
         
  A Walk in the Habitat Sanctuary Picnic at Larz Anderson Park Canoeing in Concord  
 
  The Skyline Trail at Blue Hills Reservation

Get a feel for what it means to be really tired after a full day of hiking . . . Only 30 minutes from Boston!

Cost: Free
Duration: Half-day/full day
Picnic at Larz Anderson park

Soak up the sun and fly your kite above the skyline of Boston

Cost: Free
Duration: Half-day/
full day
Canoeing in Concord

Paddle the Concord, Sudbury and Assabet rivers in an area rich in history and opportunities for exploration

Cost: $14
Duration: A few
hours
 
 

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