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  • 1. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Jamaica Plain | Garden

    This 281-acre living laboratory, 6 miles from downtown Boston, established in 1872 in accordance with the terms of a bequest from New Bedford...Read More

  • 2. Boston Common

    Beacon Hill | City Park

    Nothing is more central to the city than Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States and undoubtedly the largest and most famous...Read More

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  • 3. Belle Isle Marsh Reservation

    East Boston | Trail

    This 300-acre patch of remaining wetland environment is indicative of the salt marsh landscape that covered Boston when early settlers arrived...Read More

  • 4. Boston HarborWalk

    Seaport | Trail

    For the last 30-plus years, a number of agencies and organizations have been collaborating to create a waterfront walking path along Boston...Read More

  • 5. Castle Island

    South Boston | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Although it once was, Castle Island is no longer, well, an island. Today, this tip of South Boston is accessible by car and by foot from Day...Read More

  • 6. Esplanade

    Back Bay | Promenade

    Near the corner of Beacon and Arlington Streets, the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge crosses Storrow Drive to the 3-mile-long Esplanade and the Hatch...Read More

  • 7. Piers Park

    East Boston | City Park

    Sandwiched between Marginal Street and Boston Harbor, the gorgeous, landscaped, waterfront Piers Park features a grassy, green retreat from...Read More

  • 8. Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Downtown | City Park

    This one linear mile of winding parks marks the path the highway once took through the city (the Big Dig project is legendary for not the best...Read More

  • 9. Rowes Wharf

    Waterfront | Marina/Pier

    Get a feel for Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous at Rowes Wharf, where a six-story arched rotunda frames gorgeous views of Boston Harbor complete...Read More

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