Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

What are the Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston?

Minutemen Bike Path

Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

This 11-mile historical path runs through Cambridge, Bedford, Lexington and Arlington. The path can be access in Cambridge at the Alewife station with several seasonal refreshment areas along the way. One of the best places to bike in Boston!

Paul Dudley Bike Path

Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

The Dr. Paul Dudley Bike Path consists of 18 miles beautiful winding road, starting at the Esplanade loops, cutting through Science Park, and ending in Watertown Center. This wonderful path provides great access to the Hatch Shell during the summer months.

Riverbend Park Bike Path

Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

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The Riverbend Park Bike Path covers Memorial Drive from Eliot Drive to Western Ave, making it a great place for bikers, joggers, and rollerblades to enjoy some of Boston’s finest green space.

Arnold Arboretum

Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

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This 125-year old Boston city park offers 265 acres of beautiful landscape and bike paths. Once closed to bikers, it now offers a variety of scheduled events that can be found on its online calendar. One of the oldest best places to bike in Boston!

Stony Brook Reservation

Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

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With 12 miles of biking and hiking trails located adjacent to Turtle Pond, the Stony Brook Reservation is most definitely one of West Roxbury’s hidden treasures.

Jamaicaway Bike Path

Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

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Running from northwest side of Leverett Pond on route 9, to the Southwest bank of Jamaica Pond. It also connects to Olmstead Park making this a great place for a family picnic.

Pierre Lallement Southwest Corridor Bike Path

Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

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Named after the inventor of the pedal bicycle, this is a must for bike lovers. This trail is constantly named one of the best in Massachusetts, and it is only open to cyclists and pedestrians.

Millennium Park

Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

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Once an unsightly landfill, this 350-acre park on Boston’s South end serves up several miles of paved bike and pedestrian trails, with great views of the Charles River. The bridge over Sawmill Brook connects the park’s paved paths to Brook Farm Reservation’s unpaved ones. If you are looking for a place to bike in Boston, we highly recommend it!

Muddy River Bike Path

Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

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This path runs along the north bank of the Muddy River from Park Drive in Boston almost to Brookline Avenue in Brookline. This path gives bicyclists a beautiful alternative to crowded streets.

Neponset River Greenway

Top 10 Places to Bike in Boston

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Another hidden gem, this Dorchester trail extends through Milton and Mattapan and offers a perfect way to spend an afternoon with bike riders of all ability levels. The Department of Conservation is working to expand and improve this path, especially the missing sections near Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester.

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