Best of Boston

BEST Bike Path

2011 BEST Bike Path

Minuteman Bikeway

Built on an abandoned rail line, this flat, winding path running between Cambridge and Bedford is wide enough, long enough, and popular enough that it seems less like a track and more like an 11-mile highway plucked from a post-oil… read more»

2004 BEST Bike Path

The Minuteman Commuter Bikeway

Cambridge, Bedford

In a time of ever-increasing gas prices—and waistlines—the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway is a perfect alternative commute or exercise route. The 11-mile path begins at the Alewife Red Line station and runs all the way through to Bedford, with plenty of… read more»

2004 BEST Bike Path, Woods

Lynn Woods


Scenic and easy to find, Lynn Woods covers 2,200 acres with a maze of single-track and fire roads for bicyclists—all easy to intermediate—plus advanced trails such as Steel Tower, which has great views of Boston’s skyline and the vast Atlantic…. read more»

2003 BEST Bike Path

The Minuteman Bikeway

Last year, this award went to the Esplanade. What changed? Our tolerance for bladers. (Will they please stop kicking out so wide?) And while the Minuteman Bikeway is hardly devoid of in-line skaters, at 12 feet wide it can easily… read more»

2002 BEST Bike Path

The Esplanade

The Minuteman Bikeway may seem the obvious choice for bike enthusiasts, but it’s too straight for our taste. A good bike path needs some twists and turns, with long, empty stretches of solitude and glimpses of the city skyline. Only… read more»

2001 BEST Bike Path

Minuteman Bike Path

Designed as a commuter bikeway, this 10-and-a-half mile trail has won the hearts of walkers, runners, and rollers (including cyclists, in-line skaters, and people who use those bizzarre dry-land cross-country skis). There are plenty of entry points along the way,… read more»

1999 BEST Bike Path

The Weston-Concord-Carlisle Loop

This ride has everything: shade, scenery, and history. It even has—for the most part—good pavement. Start at Weston Center. Take Conant Road into Lincoln, turn right on Silver Street and left on Weston Road to the traffic circle. Continue straight… read more»

1977 BEST Bike Path, Hike

Province Lands Trails

near Provincetown

Eight miles of dunes, bogs, forests, and ponds. read more»

1974 BEST Bike Path

Along the Esplanade


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