Although many years have passed since Henry David Thoreau wrote about the “subtle magnetism in Nature,” those of us who are lucky enough to live in the area he called home are still drawn to the parks and reservations here. It’s easy to see why the scenery in this part of Massachusetts has been bewitching residents for centuries. The next time you need to relax, try an escape into nature. These 9 green spaces in and around Boston are a good place to start!

What’s your favorite hiking spot in the Boston area?

Willing to venture further afield? These trails spread throughout Massachusetts make a great destination for a day trip or longer getaway.

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