There are a few sights as picturesque as the reflection of dazzling foliage rippling in the waters of a calm pond. Ponkapoag Pond is an idyllic urban gem, a fantastic hub for both enthusiastic outdoor adventures and hesitant city dwellers.
If long days at the beach followed by a gentle walk through one of Mother Nature’s highlights sounds like a dream day then Sandy Point Reservation is the perfect day trip. Off the beaten track, this stunning area of Massachusetts will blow away the cobwebs and leave you feeling refreshed.
Blue Hills enjoys large swathes of unspoiled land where wildlife and nature lovers come together to enjoy the rich Massachusetts land that is steeped in history. Taking its name from the blue hue of the slopes that adorn the reservation, you can enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and skiing in one of the prettiest destinations in the state.
As you walk through the former granite farm you’ll see a myriad of colors, as local graffiti artists have made their marks along the edges of various cliffs and rocks at Quincy Quarries Reservation. On a nice day, climbers can be seen scaling the cliffs while hikers make their way to the top along the slope of the hills.
With fantastic swimming, boating, hiking, and cycling opportunities, Mystic River State Reservation is the perfect year round destination for families. If you love to get active, the area boasts some of the best canoeing routes in Massachusetts.
The rich marshland of Cutler Park Reservation attracts just as many birds as it does people. You can enjoy invigorating hikes or relaxing fishing trips just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of Boston. A favorite spot to get away from it all and enjoy the best of what nature has to offer.