Classic New England Hike with Views 20 Minutes from Boston

Day Trips & Excursions in Pioneer Valley

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This hike takes place in Blue Hills Reservation. Blue Hills Reservation is the most accessible outdoor area within 30 minutes of downtown Boston. During the hike we will see beautiful sweeping views of the surrounding landscape including views of downtown Boston and the Boston harbor/bay area. The tour takes us through dense wooded forest and up to two spectacular viewpoints. There is great history in the area with two towers built in the 1930s and various legends about Native Americans who originally inhabited the land. You are sure to learn something and enjoy the beauty! (Meeting location is Ashmont Square station on the red line of the Boston subway).
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Boston Common, Boston, MassachusettsWe will stroll through Blue Hills Reservation just south of Boston to see some of New England's dense forest and some of the most stunning views of the Boston skyline. We will hike about 4 miles round trip through some quiet wooded areas and up to two different viewpoints. This area is historic and contains two different lookout towers built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1900's. The hike will leave you feeling as if you are miles outside the city but it is located just 20 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN!!!The hike itself is not very strenuous and can be completed by hikers of all levels. There is some slight elevation change along the way with a few more inclined sections. The hike is beautiful at anytime of year. We will talk about the history, the natural surroundings, and see some amazing views of the Boston Metro area! The meeting point will be the Dunkin Donuts across from the Ashmont/Peapody Square T station which is on the Red Line. This can easily be accessed from downtown or any of the surrounding areas.Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Snacks - Granola Bars
  • Entry/Admission - Boston Common

What’s not included