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What Does Boston Have to Offer for Sport Lovers?

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As it is one of the largest cities on the United States’ east coast, I don’t think it should be too surprising that Boston is a fantastic destination for culture vultures and those planning on dining at top-quality restaurants. What you might not be aware of, however, is that it’s also a great place for outdoor activities.

By booking low-cost flights to Boston, you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at a vast array of adrenalin-pumping pursuits. Whether you’re looking to try a new sport or fancy having a go at some of your favourite pastimes in new surroundings, I’m fairly certain that you will have the opportunity to have an active, enjoyable break.

With that in mind, here is some information about a few of the activities that the city has to offer and where you need to go to try your hand at them.

Franklin Park

Franklin Park dates back to 1885 and has long been a popular destination for those looking to stretch their legs and take in some fresh air.

In coming to the public park, which currently spans some 485 acres, you’ll find there is plenty of open space for you to explore. Here, you can go for a pleasant stroll and gaze out over pretty ponds, although if you fancy being a little more active you will be heartened to know that the park also includes facilities for ballgames.

Alternatively, you may want to play a round of golf at the William J Devine course. This was established in 1896 and, as it is the second oldest public golf course anywhere in the US, is a game on the 18-hole facility is certain to make for an experience that you’ll never forget.

Jamaica Pond

As you have probably guessed from the park’s name, Jamaica Pond is home to a gorgeous body of water. In fact, the pond here is the largest and purest stretch of water anywhere in the city and is a popular destination for fishing. Cast a line here and you’ll have the chance to reel in the likes of trout, perch and bass.

You can also take to the water in a hired canoe or rowboat, but if you prefer staying on dry land, I think you’ll also be glad to hear that the park is also a good place for those who like running and cycling.

Wachusett Mountain

If you like winter sports, meanwhile, you’ll simply love Wachusett Mountain. Situated an hour’s drive from Boston, this amazing resort consists of 110 skiable acres and provides a range of trails suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels.

Don’t worry if you’ve never skied before, as a third of the runs here are deemed suitable for novices. Those who have taken winter sport holidays in the past, however, may be more interested in testing their skills along the Balance Rock trail. Stretching for some 1.5 miles, this is the longest route in the entire resort.

Experienced riders should also visit the Boarder Crossing park, as the facility contains a number of beams, jumps and other features that enables you to perform some fantastic freestyle tricks.

If you’ve got a passion for the great outdoors and are planning a holiday to Boston, let us know what pursuits you’re hoping to participate in by leaving a comment below.

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