Autumn at One Greenway: Hot Spots for Fall Foliage

October 21, 2016 | neighborhood
Autumn at One Greenway: Hot Spots for Fall Foliage

You don’t have to travel far from One Greenway to enjoy Massachusetts’ stunning fall foliage this season! Check out these perfect autumn spots not far from One Greenway to leaf peep, hike, and enjoy the great outdoors.

Charles River Esplanade

New England fall scenery is right at your doorsteps: check out the 3-mile stretch of the Charles River Esplanade. The park has over 5 miles of paths perfect for walking, running, or biking on a crisp fall day with breathtaking river views.

Arnold Arboretum

You don’t need to leave the city to go leaf-peeping! Jump onto the Orange Line and head to its southern end at Forest Hills to reach the Arnold Arboretum. Plants from around the world offer a great display of fall foliage, and the Arboretum offers free guided tours on Mondays, Thursday, and Saturdays at 10:30 AM and Sunday at 1:00 PM. They also hold a variety of themed tours including a Fall Foliage Walk with their Manager of Horticulture and Fall Into Health, where you can take the road less travelled and explore the landscape.

Middlesex Fells Reservation

Just a short 10-minute drive north of Boston is Middlesex Fells Reservation in Stoneham. Take in the fall scenery and hike on one of the many trails ranging from easy and moderate 1-mile hikes to the challenging 7-mile Skyline Trail with spectacular views of Boston when you reach the top.

Blue Hills Reservation

Grab your car from the One Greenway garage and head out to Blue Hills Reservation, only a 20-minute drive south of Boston. The reservation stretches over 7,000 acres from Quincy to Dedham and Milton to Randolph and offers 125 miles of trails. From the rocky summit of Blue Hill, hikers can spot the Boston skyline.

Get out there, be active, and enjoy this season’s gorgeous fall foliage!