Boston is a four-season city, with all sorts of wonderful things to do outdoors and The Lenox is located right in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay – a perfect starting point for any of the following!
Here’s a list of popular outdoor activities in Boston including parks, walking and running trails, water activities and more. Get outside and enjoy all that Boston has to offer:
Located right outside our door on the corner of Boyslton and Dartmout at the Boston Public Library, Boston’s Blue Bikes have docking stations with rentable bikes. Whether you want to explore the city for an hour or two, or an entire day – this is a great way to do it. Here’s an itinerary that we created for a ride around the neighborhood.
Our Director of Sales Lorna created a great jogging itinerary which follows part of the famed Boston Marathon route – check it out here.
Take an unforgettable walk through history as you follow the 2.5 miles of Follow the famous red brick path with the kids to 16 historic sites through Boston’s most historically well known neighborhoods that provide a fantastic way to introduce kids of all ages to Boston’s rich history and America’s path toward liberty. Check out our concierge’s itinerary here.
The Boston Public Garden is the oldest public park in the country, with beautiful winding paths surrounded by antique trees and impressive gardens; and lots of benches to sit and relax. Don’t miss the famous Ducklings sculptures, along with the many hidden fountains and statues within the park. It’s quite beautiful any time of year
A 17-mile stretch of land runs along the banks of the Charles River. There are paths that span the entire stretch that make for a glorious place to walk, jog, rollerblade, bike or just get some sun and people-watch.
An 8-acre underpass located between Boston’s South End and South Boston neighborhoods that has been transformed into an active urban park, cultural attraction and parking amenity. This is a cool alternative to a conventional park, with the added bonus of colorful art murals and whimsy.
Made up of 15 acres of vibrant, public parkland. When Boston’s Big Dig project plunged previously elevated roadways underground, the city found itself rich in prime urban land. The Greenway encompasses gardens, plazas, and tree-lined promenades. Offering beautiful places for relaxation within the rhythm of the urban environment, the Greenway is a key feature of the modern reinvention of Boston.
Often missed by tourists, Castle Island is a great place to walk along Boston Harbor. Refreshing breezes, fantastic views of planes taking off and landing from the airport, and lots of wide open space compliment this venue – with the added bonus of the popular Sullivan’s snack shack. This 22 acre land-bound island (it’s the site of an old armory), features a number of interesting and entertaining sites.
Franklin Park is home to Boston’s largest forest, walking trails and lots of wide open green space. It boasts an 18-hole public golf course, tennis courts, baseball fields, old stone ruins, and New England’s largest Zoo.
The only tour to traverse both land and water, led by ConDUCKtors who give an often colorful spin on the history and landmarks of Boston – this is popular attraction in the city.
Located on the shores of the Charles River, visitors can rent sea kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and windsurfers for a daily fee.