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Ranked #1 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing... more » Owner description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden. « less
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Ranked #2 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Trails; Outdoors

There are at least seven Different Tour Companies that tour guests on the Freedom Trail:  The Freedom Trail Foundation :Daily tours every hour on the hour from 11-4 from Boston... more »

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Ranked #3 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and... more » Owner description: Part of Olmsted's famous Emerald Necklace, America's oldest public arboretum has 265 beautiful acres of trees, shrubs and vines. « less
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Ranked #4 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Islands; National Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: This National Park consists of 34 small islands just off shore in Boston Harbor. The most popular, George's Island, is home... more » Owner description: This National Park consists of 34 small islands just off shore in Boston Harbor. The most popular, George's Island, is home to Fort Warren, a Civil War Landmark that housed Confederate prisoners. Visitors to the 12 islands open for exploration can camp, kayak, tour lighthouses, ride harbor ferries, hike and swim. « less
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Ranked #5 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect... more » Owner description: Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city. « less
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Ranked #6 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade is also home to the Hatch Shell, where the Boston... more » Owner description: A popular path for walkers, joggers, bladers and bicyclists, the Esplanade is also home to the Hatch Shell, where the Boston Pops holds its annual summer concerts. « less
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Ranked #7 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Historic Sites; Parks; Outdoors
The site of a fort erected in 1634, Castle Island is a great place to walk, jog or just unwind and enjoy the view.
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Ranked #8 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Islands; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
The largest of the Boston Harbor Islands is a great spot for hiking and exploring.
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Ranked #9 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Islands; Lighthouses; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #12 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Islands; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Parks; Sports Complexes; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
Frederick Law Olmsted designed this chain of parks and green spaces in and around Boston.
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Ranked #16 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Islands; Parks; Hiking Trails; Outdoors

Peddock's Island is a great place for camping, or just wandering around and enjoying the scenery. The beaches all along it are clean apart from occasional seaglass, and the... more »

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Ranked #17 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Parks; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #18 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Nature Reserve offers great running trails for people who love peace and quiet.
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Ranked #19 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Parks; Outdoors

Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park was renovated and reopened in 2003. The park has views of Boston harbor, grassy areas for picnics, water fountain splash area for kids, a rose... more »

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Ranked #20 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Islands; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Neighborhoods; Outdoors

Jamaica Plain is a truly unique neighborhood. Just 3 miles or so from downtown, yet it has the most green space of anyplace in the city. The "Emerald Necklace" of the city was... more »

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Ranked #22 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Sports Complexes; Outdoors
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Ranked #23 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
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Ranked #25 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Parks; Outdoors
This waterfront park was the last jewel in Olmsted's Emerald Necklace.
Ranked #26 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Parks; Outdoors

Franklin Park: The biggest park in the city. Franklin Park is surrounded by Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Dorchester, and is home to a zoo, an 18 hole golf course, and plenty of... more »

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Ranked #27 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Islands; Outdoors
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Ranked #28 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: The Boston Nature Center is an urban sanctuary, located on the grounds of the former Boston State Hospital, offering public... more » Owner description: The Boston Nature Center is an urban sanctuary, located on the grounds of the former Boston State Hospital, offering public programs year-round. Two miles of trails and boardwalks traverse meadows and wetlands where wildlife abounds, including coyotes, pheasants, and many species of birds. The sanctuary's George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center is one of the "greenest" buildings in Boston. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends and holidays, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. « less
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Ranked #29 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #30 of 37 Outdoors in Boston
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