It can be rather intimidating to bike on the streets of this bustling city. Luckily, though, there are plenty of bike paths away from the heavily trafficked roads for you to enjoy, with a nice fall breeze to keep you cool as you explore the city. To enjoy these trails to the fullest, be sure to borrow one of The Boxer Boston’s stylish bicycles when you stay here.
With prime views of the Boston Harbor, Castle Island is a great spot to enjoy a warm fall day tucked away from the busy downtown. With a walkway that loops around the 22-acre island, you can enjoy the beaches and snack bar after your ride.
Castle Island. 2010 William J Day Blvd, Boston, MA. (617) 727-5290
Fresh Pond Reservation
Comprised of over 200 acres in Cambridge, Fresh Pond Reservation is a lovely oasis in the city, and a perfect spot for a walk, run, or bike ride. The loop around the pond is approximately 2.5 miles. Keep an eye open for all the various kinds of birds that make their home here.
Fresh Pond Reservation. 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge MA. (617) 349-4770
Charles River Reservation
This 17+ mile path stretches along the beautiful Charles River, passing through Boston, Cambridge and all the way to Newton. You can catch glimpses of the city, sailboats, kayakers all enjoying this public park, and biking by the water will come with the perfect breeze. There are plenty of places to stop along the way for a water break or to snap a photo of the scenic views.
Charles River Reservation. 1175A Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA. (617) 727-4708
Southwest Corridor Park (Pierre Lallement Bike Path)
The Southwest Corridor Park is nearly five miles along, beginning in the South End and stretching all the way to Jamaica Plain. You can access the northern head of the trail across from Back Bay T-Station. The path affords a lovely view of the classic South End brownstones, with plenty of playgrounds and gardens throughout the path.
Southwest Corridor Park. Back Bay T-Station, 145 Dartmouth Street Boston, MA. (617) 727-0057
Muddy River Bike Path on the Riverway
This public path runs from Park Drive in Boston all the way to Brookline. You’ll ride by lovely bridges and a stone gazebo, among other beautiful landmarks, in this 34-acre park. There are picnic spots and walk trails when you need a lunch break or a quick stretch.
Muddy River Bike Path. 440 Park Drive, Boston, MA. (617) 522-2700