Sticking with the theme from last week’s blog on “winter activities in and around Boston” I wanted to focus this week on the Minuteman trail.
The Minuteman Bikeway is a great way to escape the Boston suburbs for the countryside without the aggravation of driving all the way out. Running on a former railroad route from Arlington to Bedford, it has very good surfacing and mostly straight sections, enough to bike, run, snow shoe and cross country ski. The road has also very few intersections, which makes it a safe place for pets.
Most of the trail roams through the trees in nice residential areas, and some sections, particularly near the Arlington Meadows and around Lexington, are very beautiful.
This ride leaves from Arlington at the Alewife Red Line subway station. You will find the trail in front of the children’s playground: cross the adjacent road, ride left on the sidewalk, and turn right at the next intersection – the bikeway crosses a marsh on a small bridge. From there, follow the road straight ahead. You can go as far as Bedford and back.
If the Minuteman Trail is a place that you just cannot live with out I can help!
Check out on the listings in Arlington…one of the areas the Minuteman tail passes through!