PORT45 is close to three of Boston's most exciting neighborhoods: South Boston, Seaport and South End. One of the best things about living in this area is its proximity to many great bike paths. In addition to staying fit, biking offers a relaxing and entertaining way to run errands, meet up with friends and simply enjoy the city. PORT45 is unique for offering our residents a bike share program, with easy access to bicycles from everything from a trip to Whole Foods or cycle along the waterfront.
For a more scenic biking experience, here's a guide to the most picturesque and interesting routes in Boston.
Harborwalk follows the shore of Boston's public harbor and is about 11 minutes from PORT45. The waterfront route passes by a number of Boston landmarks and institutions such as the Boston Children's Museum and, just across the bridge, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. This relatively flat, off-street path is known for offering an enjoyable ride with some of the best views in Boston.
Southwest Corridor Park
Southwest Corridor Park, about 20 minutes from PORT45, is an ideal route for a relaxing weekend or mid-day ride. While the path is used as a commuter route and can get crowded during the morning and evening, it offers a safe and peaceful setting outside of commuting hours. There are also many things to do along the park's 4.7 mile span, including five tennis courts, an amphitheater, two hockey street rinks, seven basketball courts and two spray pools.
The Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path
The Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path, about 30 minutes from PORT45, runs about 14 miles through the Charles River Reservation. Stop along this well-paved path to view sailboats from all the universities and maybe even spot a gondola in the Storrow Lagoon.
Franklin Park, about 30 minutes from PORT45, contains the city's zoo, an abundance of green space, many picnic areas and a public golf course. It is also home to Boston's annual Kite and Bike Festival, which usually takes place the Saturday after Mother's Day. There are numerous places to bike throughout the park. The central route is the Franklin Park Loop, which runs about 2.25 miles.
Beyond these paths and parks, Boston is home to many bike-related events, from the monthly Boston Bike Party to the Hub on Wheels citywide bike ride.
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