What better way to experience all the historical sites that Boston has to offer than biking through the city. These cycling routes in Boston should definitely be on your list of things to do while in town. And if you don’t have a bike with you, no problem there are plenty of rental shops in the city!
1. Minuteman Bikeway
This historic bike route takes you through Lexington and Arlington and is approximated to be the same route as Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. The trail is 11 miles start to finish and runs along an old railroad.
2. Arnold Arboretum
As the oldest arboretum in the U.S., the Arnold Arboretum is a must see. There is a 4.6 mile loop that goes around the arboretum, however, you can also choose from any of the paved main path. While you’re here make sure you head to Peters Hill which features a beautiful view of Boston!
3. Southwest Corridor Park
The Southwest Corridor Park route is great for those looking to take a leisurely summer ride. This path is often times used as a commuter route for locals so it can get crowded during rush hour. One of the reasons it’s so great is that there are a ton of activity centers along the route including seven basketball courts, two spray pools, five tennis courts, an amphitheater and two hockey street rinks.
4. Stony Brook Reservation
Stony Brook Reservation consists of 475 acres of ponds, parks, and 12 miles of hiking and bike trails. This is a great spot for an all day adventure as there are also picnic grounds and tennis courts to check out after your bike ride.
5. Charlestown Waterfront Bike Path
The Charlestown Waterfront Bike Path is a good option for those looking to really see some of Boston’s historic sites. This route is about one mile long and takes you along the ocean past Charleston Navy Yard and the USS Constitution. To get the most out of your ride, take a short detour to the Bunker Hill Monument and stop at the City Square Park at then end.