Get outside in Boston, one of America’s great walking cities where the historic port, beautiful waterways, elaborate bike paths and networks of urban green space invite you to have fun outdoors.  From whale watching to kayaking, walking tours and paddle-boarding, every season offers unique ways to see Boston, including fall foliage biking tours and outdoor skating rinks during the winter months.

Massachusetts Whale Trail

Photo by Kyle Klein

Take the quick ferry ride out to the Boston Harbor Islands for swimming, camping and hiking during the summer, or run and bike along the gorgeous Charles River Esplanade in the spring, when the trees blossom in their myriad hues.  Stroll along the Boston HarborWalk to take in views of Boston Harbor and the diverse neighborhoods that border the sea.


Boston Harborwalk

Take advantage of all four seasons in Boston by exploring the great outdoors and enjoying recreational activities throughout the city in places like the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Lawn on D, Arnold Arboretum, Commonwealth Avenue Mall and the parkways of the Emerald Necklace.

Greenway Foliage

Rose Kennedy Greenway

Women's Heritage Trail

Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Outdoor Activities

Greater Boston offers a wide array of recreational activities for everyone. Enjoy kayaking or exploring one of Boston's self-guided trails!


A breath of fresh air: explore Boston's many open spaces