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5 Perfect New England Winter Walks to Clear Your Mind

By Shruti Rajkumar | December 1, 2020 | Culture


Sometimes all you need is to turn your brain off, escape the stress of everyday life and be one with nature. Bundle up, we’ve assembled the best winter walks to clear your mind.

Boston Common and Public Garden

When you live in the city, an escape from tall buildings and city traffic is a must. But if you don’t have the time to drive to the burbs, head over to the Boston Common and Public Garden for a touch of green. One of our favorites spots? The Foot Bridge, which overlooks the lagoon and often comes with tunes sung by local artists. For a bit of holiday cheer, stroll in the Boston Common and take in the colorful lights that adorn the Christmas tree, which will be lit on December 3. 4 Charles St.;

Somerville Community Path

If you’re ever in Davis Square and are feeling overwhelmed, Somerville Community Path is the perfect escape. Running only 1.3 miles, this paved pathway allows for a short but effective walk to take some time for yourself during the winter.

Blue Hills Reservation

Covering parts of Quincy, Milton, Braintree, Canton, Randolph and Dedham, Blue Hills Reservation is the prime space for a getaway. Admire the scenic views, and be sure to climb up to Great Blue Hill—the highest point within the reservation—take in the views of Boston and surrounding areas. 695 Hillside St, Milton, MA;

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank

Created in 1986 to preserve the island’s beautiful nature, The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank is a small but wonderful place to escape. Walk along the paths of this conserved land—the glistening of the soft snow on the ground and the beautiful sunset are sure to put you in a peaceful state. 167 Main St, Edgartown, MA;

Mount Greylock

Mount Greylock is known as the highest point in the state with an elevation of 3,489 feet. Take the Cheshire Harbor Trail up to the peak, located in the town of Adames, and, if it’s a clear day, you’ll be able to see up to 90 miles away. Or, if you’re looking for something less taxing, take a stroll from afar and admire the sugar plum purple sunsets and sunrises of the winter that surround the mountain’s peak.

Photography by: Pascal Bernardon on Unsplash