If you’re feeling like putting your phone down, explore nature, or just spend time in the outdoors with your kids while you burn some energy, going for a hike is a perfect idea! You will find many beautiful places to hike in and around Boston with family-friendly trails where you can spend a nice day under the sky surrounded by fresh air!
Great Blue Hill, Blue Hill Reservation
Where: Great Blue Hill, Blue Hill Reservation, Milton, MA
For great city views, reaching the 635-foot summit of Great Blue is a worth-doing hike!
Located 10 miles south of Boston, this is a super family-friendly hike and after you reach your gold you can enjoy a picnic or breathtaking views.
Borderland State Park
Where: 259 Massapoag Ave, North Easton, MA 02356
Hours: Daily, 8 AM- 7 PM
Borderland State Park features family-friendly to difficult trails for hiking, many of them are stroller-friendly!
You can also enjoy biking, horseback riding, and many more activities. There’s a historic mansion that is open for tours!
Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
Where: 10 Juniper Rd, Belmont, MA 02478
Hours: Monday- Friday 8.30 AM- 4.30 PM | Saturday- Sunday 10 AM- 4 PM
You will get to explore four miles of trails through forests, meadows, and ponds with the whole family!
Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary is just a short drive from Boston and a worth it place to visit and enjoy nature.
Where: 177 Forest St, Saugus, MA 01906
This state park is perfect for families with children!
The Eagle Rock Trail is perfect for kids, and there’s also a 3-mile paved loop for families with strollers, or bikes! The park features 700 acres of trails for hiking and biking!
Where: Indian Town Rd, Westport, MA 02790
Get the chance to hike through an entire regional ecosystem!
You will get to explore forests, streams, and see an array of flora and fauna from deer to hawks, and many more! Copicut Woods offers nearly three miles of trails!
Elm Bank Reservation
Where: Elm Bank Reservation, Wellesley, MA 02482
You will see plenty of wildlife and nature in these two miles of trails that offer a flat hike through woods surrounding the Charles River.
There are many breathtaking gardens to visit as well! The Weezie’s Garden features storybook-like structures and many more magical things perfect to visit with children!
Where: Martins Ln, Hingham, MA 02043
Hours: Daily, 8 AM- 6 PM
15 miles away from Boston, World’s End features 4.5 miles of easy to moderate trails to explore with the family!
You will also get to enjoy many views of Boston, and it’s perfect for a picnic!
Middlesex Fells Reservation
Where: 4 Woodland Rd, Stoneham, MA 02180
Hours: Daily, 7.30 AM- 4.30 PM
This is a must-visit for parents with kids!
You can enjoy the Babes in the Woods program, in which you meet up at a place around the reservation for short, guided hikes! You can also enjoy this breathtaking place on your own.
Hopkinton State Park
Where: 164 Cedar St, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Hours: Daily, 8 AM- 8 PM
You will explore 1,500 acres of breathtaking forest with trails for all levels of hiking!
The Hopkinton State Park is where the Boston Marathon starts and is full of attractive things to see and enjoy!
Walden Pond State Reservation
Where: 915 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742
Hours: Daily, 7 AM- 7 PM
The perfect place to enjoy a hike with the whole family, and finish with a nice picnic!
The trail surrounding the pond is 1.7 miles of easy walking in the woods and with many spots to take a break!