A twenty-minute drive from Boston proper, the Blue Hills Reservation offers a host of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. This 4.2-mile hike around Ponkapoag Pond makes for a relaxing dayhike or a scenic trail run.
Tag three mountains, including the highest point in Connecticut, on this 12.1-mile hike in Mt. Washington State Forest. Attractions include: pretty streamside camping, spectacular ridgeline hiking, fine mountain views, and a bounty of blueberries.
This 25-mile plus hike climbs six significant peaks in the northern Catskills, accumulating about 18,000 feet of elevation gain and loss in steep, rocky terrain. This country looks and feel wild, and the views from its many lookouts easily rival those from the more-crowded high peaks.