Boston Hiking Trails
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What are some of the best Boston hiking trails?
Boston hiking trails are as unique as "Bean Town" herself! They range from coastal and bay walks to country jaunts and urban retreats. Some favorite trails include:
· Appleton Farms in North Shore. This is one of the oldest continuously operated farms in the country, and it's open every day. Kids will love the trails through grassland and farmland that show a real, working farm in day-to-day operation.
· The Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the same man who designed New York's Central Park. There are 265 acres of plants here, and hiking trails lead you to all points in the Arboretum.
· The Belle Island Reservation in East Boston is Boston's last remaining salt marsh. There are pathways and an observation tower so you can experience some of the many animals that make the salt marsh their home.
· The Middlesex Fells Reservation is another hiking destination because it has areas for hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and much more. Located in Northeast Boston, it's a retreat in the middle of a great urban area.
· West of Boston is one of the most famous ponds in history – Walden Pond. Now it's a state recreation area with miles of hiking trails, so you can see what motivated author Henry David Thoreau to live and write there.
Boston is much more than clam chowder and baked beans. There are miles and miles of hiking trails throughout the area, just waiting to be discovered.