In my mind, I always have a ridiculous list of things I want to do around the Boston area. For the past year or so, I've really wanted to go hike in the Blue Hills. Well, actually I just really want to hike around home in general since almost all of my hiking is done in Sedona.
Blue Hills is a large reservation area located south of Boston, with a series of several hills. The space has a ton of hiking trails, but Eric and I decided to do the Red Dot Trail which leads right up one of the hills to Eliot Tower and the Weather Observatory. We parked right at the Trailside Museum which was perfect because they had some animals to visit on the way up like an owl and a sea otter, random combination I know!
The trail is only about a half a mile up, but it's definitely up :) When we reached the top, we were rewarded with a gorgeous view of Boston.
The way down lead us a different way which was a little longer but a lot less steep and my knees definitely appreciated this. Overall, a really fun hike :)
Do you ever hike near your own home?