The weather is hot, but autumn is fast approaching — now is the time to get yourself outdoors and make the most of it. We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite hikes near Boston, for all levels.

For a beautiful and easy walking trail through forests and waterways, Battle Road Trail is also an iconic historic trail. It was where the first shots of the American Revolution happened, Paul Revere’s famous ride and skirmishes between the Minutemen and Red Coats. The five-mile trail has plenty of historic markers, making it both good exercise, and an educational and interesting walk. 

For an actual hike, Great Blue Hill is a 635-foot summit, and the highest of the 22 Blue Hills which are part of 7,000 acres of reservation land across Milton, Quincy, Braintree, south of Boston and beyond. Make it to the top, and you’ll be greeted with sweeping views. Choose from 125 miles of trails of varying levels, with some leading to Native American sites, early farms and historic quarries.

For something in between, the Middlesex Fells Reservation is more than 2,500 acres of rocky terrain and hills. On the reservation paths, you’ll encounter everyone from serious hikers to casual strollers. Those looking for a challenge won’t be disappointed; the Skyline Trail is a five-hour demanding hike along seven miles, and it takes you through woods, ponds and more. Reach the observation tower at the top and you’ll be rewarded with views of Boston. 

Wherever you choose to hike, our shuttles are ready and able to get you and your party to and from your destination safely and comfortably.