Nine Gorgeous Places to Exercise Outside This Fall
As days get cooler and flashbacks to last winter have us waking in cold sweats, it’s more important than ever to sneak in every last minute of outdoor time possible. One way to do that is by moving fall workouts out of the gym and into the great outdoors.
We found nine of the best places in Boston to do just that:
1. The Esplanade.
Hey, it’s a classic for a reason. Walk, jog, or hit up the outdoor gym near Silber Way.
2. Magazine Beach.
Even if it’s too cold to swim, the outdoor fitness area at Cambridge’s Magazine Beach is a great place to get some reps in.
3. The Back Bay Fens.
Run laps on the track, start a pick-up basketball game, or re-live your high school soccer days on the turf field.
4. East Boston Piers Park.
Outdoor gym equipment and views of the water—what’s not to like?
5. Charles River Bike Paths.
A 14-mile loop running from the Museum of Science to Watertown, these bike paths will give you scenic motivation.
6. Joe Moakley Park.
Head to this Dorchester park to squeeze in that track workout you avoided all summer long.
7. The Arnold Arboretum.
Go for a run—and forget you’re in the city—at the always-gorgeous Arnold Arboretum.
8. The Southwest Corridor Park.
A network of trails snaking its way from the South End to the Arboretum, the Southwest Corridor Park is a great place for a longer run or bike.
9. Chestnut Hill Reservoir.
Shake up your running routine in a gorgeous spot.