Summer day trips In and Around Boston

In summer months I hardly sleep 6 Hours or even less on most days

( unless I am sick or too exhausted from my strenous badminton games )

I have been a early riser all through life – I am out of the bed by 4.30 am in the morning weekday / weekend ( all year round ).
During the summer months – being outside from 4.30 am onwards is probably the best part of the day for me.
Early morning gentle breeze, chirping of the birds the glowing red slowly brightening sky and dimming of the twinkling stars –
and the non stop activities of all the animals whose life cycle needs to happen within the summer months –
are sweet and gentle pleasures I drown myself sitting outside, near a lake or in my back yard.

Here is how I plan my local weekends trips in Summer – most of the time I look at Google maps and choose a
place where I see greenery and water – within 60 mile radius of my house and just pack up some food and water and leave.
I always make sure I leave house early mostly by 7am to avoid traffic that builds up during the weekends.

Here are some of the places I have visited over the last 4-5 years over summer weekends just by looking at google maps and searching for green and watery places.
I have relished each and every one of these places.

UMass Boston – July 2016

UMass Boston – Harborway walking – July 2016 – took me 20 min to drive on a Saturday mid day (no traffic ) – what a lovely place to stretch and walk around and see Castle Island and Boston from the Campus. The water looks so much blue and clean and a lovely breeze made all that I needed for a great break away from everything.,-71.0443379,16.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e37afb848c801f:0x8b627c28a174fb5b!8m2!3d42.3121792!4d-71.0357443


Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ( June, 2016 )


What a great place to spend your day walking through the trails and seeing the beautiful flowers in the sprawling landscape amongst the sculptures with the Great Green Mountains in the background.

Red Rock Park (Lynn, Swampscott) – April 2016

42.461413, -70.927911

Just outside Boston (North) on the way to Marblehead is this nice hidden park facing the ocean – with a great walkway and grounds to lie down and soak the sun and breeze and fresh air. Parking can be harder to find though I went there on a weekday.

Doane’s Falls

North and South Bridge, Concord, MA

Enjoy some walking at North Bridge and Boating at South Bridge

North BridgeSouth Bridge

Larz Anderson Park (Brookline, MA)

FAME of Salem

Go On A Sailing Trip

Millennium Park

300 Gardner St

West Roxbury, MA 02132

Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock

Marshfield, MA

Duxbury Beach

260-266 Gurnet Rd
Duxbury, MA 02332
42.057620, -70.646576

Flying Point, 247 Ocean Ave, Marblehead, MA 01945
42.489138, -70.841504

Nahant Harbour
1 Willow Rd, Nahant, MA 01908
42.422376, -70.929395

Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester, MA

Deer Island Park

Winthrop, MA 02152

World’s End
Hingham, MA 02043
42.262126, -70.873605

Halibut Point State Park
Rockport, MA 01966
42.688489, -70.635511

Castle Hill
290 Argilla Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938

Plum Island, Wildlife Refuge
Rowley, MA 01951
42.787335, – 70.807516

Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870

Maudslay State Park
74 Curzon Mill Rd
Newburyport, MA 01950

Bradley Palmer State Park
South Hamilton, MA 01982

Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983

Stevens-Coolidge Place
137 Andover St
North Andover, MA 01845

Riveride Park
Haverhill, MA 01830

Ravenswood Park
481 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
42.594941, -70.694463

Hammond Castle Museum
80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930

Stage Fort Park
24 Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
42.604884, -70.679121

Spy Pond
42.407404, -71.156511

Jamaica Pond
42.316554, -71.119346

Hammond Pond
Chestnut Hill

Squantum Point Park
Quincy, MA 02171
42.298162, -71.034846

Pawtuckaway State Park
128 Mountain Rd
Nottingham, NH 03290

Race Point Beach
Cape Cod, MA

Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130

Spectale Island, Boston Harbour

Walden Pond
42.494296, -71.003059

River Meadow Brook
42.553524, -71.347238



One response to “Summer day trips In and Around Boston

  1. Subhabrata Ghosal

    Wonderful list! Look forward to seeing some of these places.

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