While being outdoors with family and friends is considered safer than visiting inside, there is still the need for social distancing in these times of pandemic. Here are some activities all members of the family can enjoy this fall while getting out and about and still staying safe. Because regulations are fluid and rules can change on short notice, it is best to check with any venue before you go.
Blue Hills Reservation
Covering more than 7,000 acres just a short drive from downtown Boston, Blue Hills Reservation provides a lovely green oasis amidst an urban setting. The Great Blue Hill, rising 635 feet, is the highest in the Blue Hills chain and provides a vista of the metropolitan area. The 125 miles of trails take you to rocky summits, through forests and meadows and by scenic waterways.
Hikes range from easy to challenging. Pick one suitable for your party and age group. Easy hikes range from three-quarter of a mile in 30 minutes to three miles taking about 2½ hours. Moderate hikes range from short but rigorous to longer and more isolated. The challenging hikes are longer and more intense while rewarding you with panoramic views.