Summertime in New England brings the opportunity for long bike rides in beautiful weather. There are plenty of relaxing trails just out of Boston to check out over the weekend:
Cape Ann Loop: The Cape Ann Loop features classic New England style views. It begins in Gloucester and travels through the coastline of Rockport. The trip is about 40 miles long and takes roughly 2-4 hours to complete. It is only an hour from the city, and a perfect way to spend your Saturday.
South Shore: The South Shore of Massachusetts has a bike path that is roughly 35 miles long. This path is perfect for inexperienced bikers because it is mostly flat.
Duxbury Beach: Duxbury Beach has a bike trail that is shorter, about 12 miles long, for those looking for a less intense ride. Once you are done you can hang out at the beach and maybe even go swimming. The trail is about an hour from Boston.
Willowdale State Forest: This is a great trail for Mountain Bikers. The forest is split into two parts with 40 miles worth of trails to discover. If you are into fishing, make sure to bring your rod with you because fishing is allowed in Hood Pond. The trail is about a 50 min commute from Boston, in Ipswich.
There are no fees to worry about with any of these trails, so be sure to get outside this weekend and plan a trip with friend.