Boston Sports & Activities

Being a sports fan in Boston isn’t like being a sports fan anywhere else. There’s a sense of obligation to the home team, especially to the Red Sox. And while the offering is spirited and plentiful for spectator sports, Boston also has many opportunities for participatory play as well, from skiing and ice-skating in winter to bicycling, boating, and golfing in warmer months.

Baseball

Boston Red Sox. Hide your Yankees cap and practice pronouncing "Fenway Pahk." Boston is a baseball town, where the crucible of media scrutiny...

Basketball

Boston Celtics. One of the most storied franchises in the National Basketball Association, the Boston Celtics have won the NBA championship...

Bicycling

Department of Conservation & Recreation. For other path locations, consult the Department of Conservation & Recreation Web site. ...

Boating

Except when frozen over, the waterways coursing through the city serve as a playground for boaters of all stripes. All types of pleasure craft...

Fenway Park

For baseball fans a trip to Fenway Park is a religious pilgrimage. The Boston Red Sox have played here since 1912. The oldest Major League Baseball...

Fishing

Efforts to clean up the city’s waterways have heightened the popularity of recreational fishing in and around Boston. MassWildlife Boston...

Football

College Boston College Eagles. With the only Division 1A football program in town, the Boston College Eagles play against some of the top...

Golf

Massachusetts Golf Association. This association represents 400 clubs in the state and has information on courses that are open to the public...

Hiking

With the Appalachian Trail just two hours’ drive from Downtown and thousands of acres of parkland and trails encircling the city, hikers will...

Hockey

Boston hockey fans are informed, vocal, and extremely loyal. The stands are packed at Bruins games—especially since winning the Stanley Cup...

Ice Skating

Boston Common Frog Pond. Thanks to a refrigerated surface, the Boston Common Frog Pond transforms into a skating park from November to mid...

Parks

Arnold Arboretum. The sumptuously landscaped Arnold Arboretum is open all year to joggers and in-line skaters. Volunteer docents give free...

Planning

Appalachian Mountain Club. This is a helpful first stop for anyone with questions about the great outdoors. The club's bookstore has maps and...

Running and Jogging

Boston’s parks and riverside pathways almost never lack for joggers, even in the worst weather. Paths on both sides of the Charles River are...

Skiing

Cross-Country Weston Ski Track. From mid-December to March, the Weston Ski Track provides cross-country skiers and snowshoers with 15 miles...

Tennis

Department of Conservation & Recreation. The Department of Conservation & Recreation maintains more than 25 public tennis courts throughout...

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