Arnold Arboretum

Brookline, Massachusetts

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Paved roads and footpaths pass botanical collections and lead to scenic hilltops with long views to Boston and the Blue Hills. Renowned for its beautifully landscaped grounds and historical botanical collections, the Arnold Arboretum is a highlight of the Emerald Necklace, a 5-mile-long chain of urban parks totaling more than 1,000 acres that extends from Boston Common west and and south through the city to Franklin Park.
AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston

by Michael Tougias (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Paved roads and footpaths pass botanical collections and lead to scenic hilltops with long views to Boston and the Blue Hills.

Renowned for its beautifully landscaped grounds and historical botanical collections, the Arnold Arboretum is a highlight of the Emerald Necklace, a 5-mile-long chain of urban parks totaling more than 1,000 acres that extends from Boston Common west and and south through the city to Franklin Park.

©  Michael Tougias/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Brookline
Distance: 4.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Boston South
Driving Directions: Directions to Arnold Arboretum

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