The Minuteman Trail is a 10-mile-long bike trail that starts in the Arlington neighborhood north of Boston and leads you all the way out to Bedford, a suburb of Boston. This trail is a great way to get outside, explore some of the greenery around Boston, ride your bike or go for a walk, and maybe even make it all the way out to one of the most historically significant towns in New England!
Minutemen were the American citizens who came together to form militias and fight against the British during the revolutionary war. The Minuteman Rail Trail is a bike path paved over an old railway line that leads out to Lexington, Massachusetts—one of the towns where the minutemen first gathered and the revolutionary war began!
Today, the trail is a peaceful green tunnel that leads you from the hustle of the city out through verdant green meadows and into quieter suburbs. I love riding my bike through the tunnel of green and feeling the wind whipping through my hair (though I wear a helmet!). The trail is also really popular with runners, walkers, and rollerbladers.
There are places to rent bikes at either end of the trail. If you’re in Boston and looking for an active day out, I suggest exploring the many bike paths that wind through the city, including the Minuteman!