Popular Hiking Trails Around Boston

  The recipient of a master of business administration from Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management, Scott Bushley started his career as a sales and operations assistant at Deutsche Bank Securities. Currently a partner at the Boston-based hedge fund Granite Point Capital, Scott Bushley enjoys participating in a variety of outdoor activities during his down time, including hiking.

There are several popular hiking destinations within a short drive of Boston. For instance, Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, Massachusetts, is known for its skiing in the winter, but in other seasons hikers enjoy the 2.6-mile Harrington Trail, which offers a good workout with a steady climb up the mountain.

Another destination for hiking enthusiasts near Boston is Breakheart Reservation, located near Saugus and Wakefield, Massachusetts. Breakheart offers several trails that are perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Within the reservation, there are seven different high points that offer spectacular views of Boston, southern New Hampshire, and central Massachusetts.

The Hopkinton State Park hiking trail is also popular with Bostonites. Known as the starting point for the iconic Boston Marathon, the park offers a variety of trails for hikers of all levels. After a day’s trek, hikers often enjoy a swim in the Hopkinton Reservoir.