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The Best Fitness in Massachusetts

Looking for the best fitness in Massachusetts? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Massachusetts. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top fitness spots in and near Massachusetts

  • Boston, Massachusetts

    Run the Arnold Arboretum Trail

    5.0
    2.6 mi / 150 ft gain
    Park in the lot off of Arborway to access the trail. This place is gorgeous year round. The winter offers a quiet solitude, fall boasts bright colors, spring is the most beautiful as the flowers start to burst and cherry blossoms take over, and summer is overwhelmingly green. There are dozens of ...
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  • Bedford, Massachusetts

    Bike the Minuteman Bikeway

    10 mi / 177 ft gain
    Park in the lot on Railroad Ave to access the Minuteman Bikeway from Bedford, MA. This 10-mile point-to-point paved path takes you through the scenic natural setting of Bedford. The bikeway is very popular, so expect to be sharing it with others, including dogs. Accessible from April until October.
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  • Clinton, Massachusetts

    Watch a Sunset at Wachusett Reservoir

    4.5
    Wachusett Reservoir is located in central Massachusetts, northeast of Worcester. Easy location and parking, you can go anytime of the day and you won't be disappointed. The Reservoir is the second largest body of water in the State of Massachusetts, taking place in 5 cities around the area, West ...
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  • Mount Washington, Massachusetts

    Climb Alander Mountain

    10.6 mi / 2250 ft gain
    Close to the popular Bash Bish Falls in Mount Washington State Forest is this amazing summit and perfect day hike! Witness the corners of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York all at once (and from the top of this trail, it connects to Bash Bish if you have the time to spear!) From the Mt. Was...
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Hike the Lookout Trail in Beartown State Forest

    0.5 mi / 117 ft gain
    If you ever decide to go to the beautiful Beartown State Forest, be sure to enjoy the short but worthy hike to the vista on the Lookout Trail for views that stretches out to the mountains. There are two places to park:  1. From the main entrance of the park, you can get a spot at the lot at Bened...
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  • Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Hike the Benedict Pond Loop Trail

    5.0
    1.7 mi
    This is no ordinary loop, it's rain forest-like feels with small hills and curves, wooden bridges over marsh, and lookouts over the pond will keep you in awe at every corner! The trail is easy to find and easy to follow. When you park at the boat launch area, follow the blue blazes and trail sign...
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  • Sheffield, Massachusetts

    Hike to Race Brook Falls

    4.0
    3.4 mi / 1174 ft gain
    Hiking along the Appalachian trail I made a detour in Mt Everett State reservation. About a 2.5 mile detour lead me down to a beautiful 100ft waterfall called Race Brook falls. The waterfall felt made me feel like i was in the tropical jungle in Hawaii. Adding to the beauty of the waterfall were ...
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  • Norwell, Massachusetts

    Hike the Norris Reservation Loop

    2.4 mi / 60 ft gain
    Choose from multiple trails in Norris that offer beautiful views of the the North river and marshland. Great spot to do some trail running through the woods and see the river too. There is also a pond a short distance from the parking lot that offers a great fishing spot with a picnic table nearb...
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  • Truro, Massachusetts

    Hike the Pamet Area Trail

    1.9 mi
    Pamet Area Trail is in Truro, towards the ocean within the Cape Cod National Seashore.  As we were driving to the parking area it felt like it was wrong, as it often does.  There was a dead end and school signs, which are for the N.E.E.D. Academy (apparently also doubles as a hostel during the su...
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