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August 16, 2010

Guide to walking tours in Boston

Are you an avid outdoorsman? Do you like nature and beautiful sunsets? If you answered yes, then be sure not to miss out on the walking paths Boston, Ma. has to offer. There are several paths to peak your interest, so lace up your walking shoes, grab a bottle of water and start walking.

You can begin with The Path of Independence. It is an hour and a half guided walking path led by trained interpreters dressed as different characters in history. You will walk Boston’s Historic trail and discover the Old South Meeting House, Old Granary Burial Ground, as well as, The Kings Chapel.


Boston also offers The Skyline Trails in the beautiful Blue Hills Reservation, located south of downtown Boston. You will be able to view the roaming wildlife and see amazing rock formations. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the skyline of Boston in one of the Observation Towers. Skyline trails also offers hikers 125 miles of terrain to explore with challenging hills to climb.

Another exciting adventure would be walking along the Charles River. They have outdoor concerts at the Hatch Shell with a grass pavilion in front of the stage. Visit the memorial for Arthur Fiedler, the first conductor of pops. While your there why not bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery while you eat.

Feel like doing a little shopping or picking out a souvenir, visit the Cambridge Galleria. They offer over 120 waterfront stores, and for your convenience, they are open seven days a week. So, don’t forget the relatives back home, bring them something back and share your experience.

While in Boston-Cambridge, be sure to stop by the Museum of Science. They have several exhibits to view. See a Bird’s World. It is a virtual tour available to you of the Acadia National Park, where you can study bird’s behavior and their ways of life. Along with the bird’s exhibits, there are many other animal species to lean about as well.

Are you one for astronomy? If so, I have good news. After you view the exhibits, the Museum has a planetarium for your liking. Star gaze in their Gilliland Observatory, and when you are finished they give you a star chart and viewing guide to take home with you.

Want to see over 16 historical sites in one guided tour? Take a walk on the Freedom Trail. You can shop on the Freedom Trail for items like post cards, books and 18th century replicas. You can also arrange a private tour for your school of organization. So, if you are a teacher and you are currently studying Boston, this would be a great and exciting place for a field trip.

Now that you know about a few of the walking paths Boston has to offer, pack your bags and head on over and enjoy all the beautiful sites waiting for you.

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