Fowl Meadow

If you’re looking for easy hikes near Boston for yourself and your family, head to Fowl Meadow in the Blue Hills. The hikes near Boston that you’ll find in this westernmost part of the Reservation are flat and great for kids of all ages. This may become one of your favorite hikes near Boston when you start exploring the wetlands on either side of the path. The full walk down the wide path called Burma Road is 2 1/2 miles, making a 5-mile round trip. But since it’s not a loop, turn around whenever you want and create any number of hikes near Boston! The hike is in the open, so wear a hat and sun block. As with many hikes near Boston, it can also be buggy, so consider wearing long pants, long sleeves, and bug repellent.

Parking: Near Paul’s Bridge at the intersection of Neponset Valley Parkway and Brush Hill Road in Milton.

A note about hikes near Boston:
If you’re interested in hikes near Boston, the Blue Hills Reservation is only 20 minutes away from Boston and offers some of the best hikes near Boston. For other Blue Hills hikes near Boston, visit our hiking near Boston page.

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