Friends,

while the calendar might tell us we’re in spring, a look out the window will tell you otherwise. Snow, rain, snow-rain. BUT. Let’s not give up hope! Sharing my favorite green spots in the city or close by so you’re ready to go and explore once the sun decides to show up. Let me know what your favorite places are in the comments below.

#1 Mount Auburn Cemetery

This might be my favorite. And I honestly never thought a cemetery would be amongst my favorite but this is such a unique and beautiful place. It’s a 25 minutes walk away from Harvard Square but also accessible by public transportation. It’s also the first rural cemetery in the United States. If you’re into history and plants this is the place for you.

Bonus: You get a great view of the city on top of Washington Tower. Another bonus that’s pretty relevant: Finish off your exploration with a treat at the ever so great Sofra Bakery or a coffee at nearby Intelligentsia Coffee. Writing this down makes me want to be there right now. Minus the snow. Plus springlike temperatures and sun. Not asking much.

#2 Your Home?

If you’re not into leaving your house and prefer to create your personal space at home into a green oasis, check out Niche or the Brattle Square Florist. They’re both amazing flower shops. Who can say no to a cute little succulent or a big plant? I certainly can’t. They really have a great selection, check them out!

#3 Minuteman Bikeway

If you own a bike and haven’t heard of the Minute Men Trail yet, I highly suggest you give it a try. It’s a beautiful bikeway that passes through the historic area where the American Revolution began in April 1775. Today, the Minuteman Bikeway is one of the most popular and successful rail-trails in the US.

No worries if you’re not a biker, it’s a path open to walkers, kids and joggers too. An easy way to get there is to get off at Alewife and follow the directions. What I love about the Minuteman Trail is that there’s no traffic to worry about and that there’s shade provided by the trees, which especially comes in handy during hot and humid summer days.

#4 Fresh Pond

Located near Alewife if you’re thinking of using public transportation to get there, Fresh Pond is a great spot for joggers and dog walkers.

#5 Public Garden

This one will not come as a surprise since it’s one of the most well-known parks in the city. It’s a great choice for picnics or quiet reading sessions. Plus they’re so many beautiful flowers to look at!

#6 The Arnold Arboretum

The Harvard Arnold Arboretum is huge. And there’s something to see and explore all year round. Easily accessible and located on the orange line this is one for when you’re looking for a nice walk, you can bring your dogs!

What are your favorite green spots in Boston? I’d love to know!

Have a lovely day,

Sandra

3 Comments

  1. peter March 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    LIKE 🙂 ….and Minuteman bikeway looks like it would be my favorite jogging trail 😉

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  2. Jacqueline April 20, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Danehy park. Huge, nice views, people enjoying picknicks and sports, playground and splash park. It’s also close to Freshpond, wholefoods. For swimming in summer: bus to Arlington reservoir!

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    1. sandra.zottl - Site Author April 21, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Hoi Jaqueline, love Danehy Park too! Thanks for sharing your recommendations!

      Reply

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