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5 Beaches in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Mon, May 25, 2015

You don't have to travel far to spend a nice day on the beach. Head to one of these great spots in/near Boston:

1. Carson Beach

"With tons of new sand and brilliant downtown views, Carson Beach (pictured) is arguably both the city-est and the beachiest of Boston’s city beaches. The bathhouse has new showers and changing rooms, and the old-school bocce courts and chess tables bump up the nostalgia quotient. Peckish after a swim? The South Boston location of Tasty Burger makes beach deliveries."

2. Castle Island 

"Actually part of the mainland, Castle Island is home to Fort Independence, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and to the beloved hot-dog shack Sullivan’s, which ought to be. The grassy park surrounding the fort is one of the city’s best kite-flying and picnicking spots, and adjacent Pleasure Bay Beach boasts clean sand and a calm lagoon. No wonder Whitey Bulger loved hanging out here"

3. Spectacle Island

"So what if this 105-acre Boston Harbor Island was once the site of a horse-rendering plant and a city dump? It sure cleaned up nice! Accessible by ferry (from Long Wharf) from May through October, modern-day Spectacle offers 5 miles"

4. Virrell Beach

"So what if this 105-acre Boston Harbor Island was once the site of a horse-rendering plant and a city dump? It sure cleaned up nice! Accessible by ferry (from Long Wharf) from May through October, modern-day Spectacle offers 5 miles"

5. Charles River Esplanade

"The erstwhile dirty water off the banks of this riverside park is now swimmable. Well, on special occasions, anyway. On July 12 and July 26, three local organizations will cohost the second annual Charles River Community Swims, allowing 30 people at a time, for 30 minutes at a time, to brave the caramel-hued surf off the dock near the Hatch Shell."

 

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Today Is National Running Day!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Jun 04, 2014

esplanade"National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. On this day, longtime runners will reaffirm their love of running and beginners can kick off a lifetime and life-changing commitment."

If you don't have a gym membership, there are plenty of wonderful places for everyone to go and stretch their legs and get some exercise in the Boston area. Here are a few options for those who want to get out and celebrate National Running Day!

The Esplanade, Boston & Cambridge
Boston Common & Public Gardens, Boston
Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Brighton
Castle Island, South Boston
Minuteman Bike Path, Cambridge/Somerville

Click here for more suggestions on where to enjoy a nice run outdoors. 

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Beautiful Boston Bike Rides

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Mar 24, 2013

Cycling in the city is a great way to enjoy the nice weather, check out local attractions, and get some exercise. Below are a few suggestions on where you should go for your next adventure. 

 

arboretumSouth End/ Jamaica Plain

"Making use of the Southwest Corridor and its paved bike paths, this route runs straight into the leafy Arnold Arboretum, where cyclists can enjoy the flora on miles of paths. From there, intrepid riders can go on to Franklin Park, or circle back toward the city along Jamaica Pond.

 

UMass Boston to Pleasure Baycastle island

This trip is about 3 miles one way. Though dedicated bike paths are not available along the entire route, cyclists can share the wide and double sidewalks with pedestrians and joggers. Feel free to stop at the JFK Library & Museum or (one of my favorite stops) Castle Island!

 

Esplanade

The Esplanade is already a favored running and cycling destination for many Bostonians. The wide path is three miles long and connects to the city via several footbridges. The Esplanade offers several recreational perks. Take a lap around and expierence what Boston and Cambridge has to offer! Near Science Park and right along the bike path, riders will find public basketball and tennis courts. If you're traveling with a particularly athletic bunch, you can pack gear and play during a break from biking."

 

 

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