If you need some fresh air and are aiming for more than just a stroll, get out and hike. Serious local hikers may head farther afield to the White Mountains or the Appalachian Trail, but when you just need a little bit of nature, there are plenty of worthy hikes near Boston that are easy to get to. Whether it’s climbing a lung-busting hill or exploring trails through scenic wooded preserves, these Boston hikes fit the bill. Be sure to check in advance for updated protocols or restrictions; some trails may require reservations. No time to get away? Try one of Boston’s best parks. Looking to get away for a bit longer? Check out the best weekend getaways from Boston.
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