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Outdoor Activities in Boston

There's a reason Boston is known as "America's Walking City!" With nearly 300 parks and iconic waterways, Greater Boston has plenty of open spaces to explore. From the Charles River to the Harbor, the Emerald Necklace to the Boston Harbor Islands, and Boston Common to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the city offers an abundance of outdoor activities. Whether it's a sunset cruise, a picnic on the Esplanade, or a trip to a local farmers market, here's how to make the outdoors fun in Boston.

Fall in Boston

Marvel at fall foliage in one of Boston's parks, experience Boston's beer scene at an Oktoberfest, watch the Head of the Charles Regatta, or embark on a haunted ghost tour - find your ultimate fall bucket list in Boston.

Parks in Boston

Relax on the Boston Common and Public Garden, discover the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens, escape to the Boston Harbor Islands, or stand in awe at Mount Auburn Cemetery - uncover Greater Boston's top parks.

Get Inspired

Kayak the Charles, take a walking tour, hit astonishing speeds on a 70-foot speed boat, or take things slow with a picnic in the park, farmers' market, or outdoor beer garden - there's an outdoor activity for you in Boston!

9 Things to do Along the Charles River

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Boston Beer and Wine Gardens

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5 Outdoor Adventures in Boston

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Outdoor Arts in Boston

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Walking Trails

From the Freedom Trail to the Black Heritage Trail, sightseeing trails are the perfect way to experience Boston's history and culture.

The Freedom Trail

Explore Boston's role in the American Revolution and beyond on the Freedom Trail.

Innovation Trail

Find out why Boston might just be the world's most innovative city on the Innovation Trail.

Black Heritage Trail

Uncover a thriving Black community formed during the nation's earliest years in Beacon Hill.

Women's Heritage Trail

Hear the remarkable stories of women whose lives and achievements have enriched Boston.

Equality Trail

Follow the path of the first official Gay Pride March in Boston was held on Saturday, June 26, 1971.

Irish Heritage Trail

Walk in the footsteps of Irish immigrants and their descendants along Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail.

Path of Presidents

Delve into Boston's unparalleled catalog of presidential history on the Path of Presidents trail.

Native American Trail

Unearth the memorials, monuments, and landmarks dedicated to Boston's Native American history.