Three Trails Near Boston

R. Scott Bushley is an executive who has served as partner at the Boston-based hedge fund Granite Point Capital since 2018. Outside of work, Scott Bushley enjoys hiking, skiing, and biking.

While many Boston residents enjoy wandering the city’s meandering streets, those who like enjoy hiking in nature have plenty of options. Here are some of the trails near or in the city.

1. Emerald Necklace. Designed by Central Park’s Frederick Law Olmstead, Emerald Necklace connects six different parks across 1,000 acres from Boston Common to Franklin Park. The entire expanse is seven miles long, making it a good destination for people looking for a long, diverse walk.

2. Battle Road Trail. Found in Lincoln, Massachusetts, this five-mile trail is perfect for history buffs, as it is rich in American Revolution lore. While the trail is open year-round, there’s a visitor center open from April through October for extra context.

3. World’s End. Located 15 miles outside of Boston, World’s End offers 4.5 miles of moderate trails and carriage paths that afford views of the Boston skyline, as well as access to saltwater marshes, meadows, and woodlands that are home to many plants and birds.