Greater Boston Trails
Taking in the Boston skyline
The Red Dot Great Blue Hill Trail - Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Milton
Length: 1 mile
Fun fact: Watch for soaring hawks and turkey vultures.
Pushing a stroller
Marsh Boardwalk - Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick
Length: 0.25 mile
Fun fact: A self-guiding audio (cell phone or MP3) tour includes bird and amphibian sounds as well as describes the trail in spring and fall.
Experiencing nature in the city
Fox Trail - Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Length: 0.5 miles
Fun fact: In winter, all sorts of unexpected animals leave tracks behind on this trail including turkeys, coyotes, and deer.
Being a kid
Forest Discovery Trail - Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln
Length: 0.35 miles
Intensity: Easy, mostly level
Fun Fact: Explore a human-made, giant bird nest, tunnels, and stump jump along this interactive trail.
Hearing great horned owls
Highland Farm Loop - Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, Belmont
Length: 1 mile
Fun Fact: The white pine forest along this wildlife sanctuary’s longest trail has been known to house nests for the great horned owl. It also makes for great cross country skiing in the winter.
Watching a vernal pool come to life
Vernal Pool Loop - Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, Sharon
|Fun fact:||This trail also has a Quest, making it especially fun for families.|
View world class bird art and then create your own
Gallery and Main Loop - Museum of American Bird Art, Canton
Length: 1.5 miles
Fun Fact: The trails behind the museum once served as inspiration for the land’s original owner, who was an artist and bird lover.
Using all your senses
Sensory Trail - Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Norfolk
|Fun fact:||Interpretive stops along this self-guided post-and-rope trail for the visually impaired highlight the natural and cultural resources along the way.|