Boston Sports and Recreation

Boston Sports and RecreationSports action isn't hard to find in Boston, and this guide has it all mapped out for you. The city is home to several famous professional sports franchises, including the NHL's Boston Bruins, the NBA's Boston Celtics, and the MLB's Boston Red Sox - and they've all got a pretty deep-rooted history of winning. If you're looking to break free from the crowds and get some exercise, our list has got you covered when it comes to local recreation, too.

 

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Pro Sports

Boston Bruins
Hockey fans, get your tickets to the next Boston Bruins game. This sports team has had a long, successful career in the NHL, having won 23 division championships and clinching the Stanley Cup six times. You'll definitely see some hard-hitting sports action on the ice at one of the Bruins' games.

Address: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114 - MAP
Phone: (617) 624-2327
Web: bruins.nhl.com

Boston Celtics
Come see the Boston Celtics battle out the competition on the court at their next game. The Celtics have the league's most championship wins, having won the big game 17 times. Check out this victorious sports team as they take on their famous NBA rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Detroit Pistons, or the Philadelphia 76ers, among many others.

Phone: (866) 423-5849
Web: www.nba.com

Boston Red Sox
See the Boston Red Sox in action during their next game at Fenway Park. The Red Sox has been a sports institution since the franchise was founded in 1901. The Sox have won MLB's highest honor, the World Series, seven times, and have claimed 12 American League pennants as well. Get your tickets early; every home game since 2003 has been sold out.

Address: Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215 - MAP
Phone: (617) 267-9440
Web: boston.redsox.mlb.com

New England Patriots
Are you ready for some football? Get in on the sports action as the New England Patriots take the field at the Gillette Stadium. The Pats have become one of the NFL's most winning franchises and have brought home the Lombardi Trophy three times under star quarterback Tom Brady.

Address: Gillette Stadium, One Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035 - MAP
Phone: (508) 543-1776
Web: www.patriots.com

New England Revolution
Take your seat as the New England Revolution charges the field and dominates the competition in the game of soccer. This sports team is a franchise of MLS and has been putting up a fight on the field since 1995. Come watch the Revs do their thing at the Gillette Stadium.

Address: Gillette Stadium, One Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035 - MAP
Phone: (508) 543-8200
Web: www.revolutionsoccer.net

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Mount Misery
Mount Misery's name doesn't quite describe the beautiful area of this Lincoln destination. The countryside recreation trails here lead hikers through lush woodlands, thriving agricultural fields, and sweeping meadows, all the way to the top of the mountain – again, don't let the name fool you; this menacing “mountain” title could be replaced with “hill”. Be prepared for a scenic, mostly flat trek to the top.

Web: www321.pair.com

Noanet Woodlands
There are plenty of ways to enjoy recreation at the Noanet Woodlands. The park features over 17 miles of recreation trials that meander through the 600-acre area. As you enjoy activities like hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and biking, you'll see a variety of birds like hawks and warblers, animals like bullfrogs and turtles, and a large amount of wildflowers, including marigolds and pink lady's slipper.

Web: www.thetrustees.org

Myles Standish State Forest
Spend a day enjoying recreation at the Myles Standish State Forest. With camp grounds, recreation trails, and 16 ponds, there's plenty to do here. Enjoy fun sports and recreation activities like camping, hiking, biking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, canoeing, picnicking and much more. During the appropriate seasons, skiing and hunting are allowed as well.

Web: www.mass.gov

Great Brook Farm State Park
Explore the Great Brook Farm State Park on over 20 miles of recreation trails. The trails throughout the park are perfect for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and in the winter they provide the perfect path for skiing. Along with plenty of ways to stretch your legs and enjoy nature, the park offers a look at what the classic eastern Massachusetts agricultural landscape is like.

Address: 984 Lowell St., Carlisle, MA 01741 - MAP
Phone: (978) 369-6312
Web: www.mass.gov

Blue Hills Reservation
Hang out at the Blue Hills Reservation for some outdoor sports and recreation fun. The reservation isn't too far from downtown Boston, and offers a variety of invigorating activities, including camping, fishing, non-motorized boating, hiking, rock climbing, softball, and swimming. There's also ice skating and skiing during the winter months.

Phone: (617) 698-1802
Web: www.mass.gov

Hale Reservation
You won't be at a loss for recreation at the Hale Reservation. There's plenty of room for fun here! Come for the day or plan a camping trip; while you're here, check out the playground, explore recreation trails, have a picnic in the open field, or try fishing in one of the three nearby ponds.

Address: 80 Carby St., Westwood, MA 02090 - MAP
Phone: (781) 326-1770
Web: www.halereservation.org

Minuteman Bikeway
Get ready to roll down the Minute Man Bikeway. This scenic bike ride travels through the area where the American Revolution began in 1775. Aside from biking, the recreation path welcomes walking, skating, and jogging. If you travel the whole bikeway, you'll pass through four communities: Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge.

Web: www.minutemanbikeway.org

Also...

Middlesex Fells Reservation

Web: fells.org

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 01983 - MAP
Phone: (978) 887-9264
Web: www.massaudubon.org

 

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Watersports

Charles River
Spend some time playing on the Charles River. Enjoy some water recreation by renting a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard from Charles River Canoe & Kayak. The company also offers kayak tours of the river and the Boston Harbor.

Address: 2401 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA 02466 - MAP
Phone: (617) 965-5110
Web: www.paddleboston.com

Boston Harbor Islands
The Boston Harbor Islands offer some perfect destinations for boating and kayaking. Along with playing on the water, fishing, hiking, camping and swimming are popular for this park, too. There are dozens of recreational pathways and trails to explore throughout the islands.

Phone: (617) 223-8666
Web: www.bostonharborislands.org

Spectacle Island
Head to Spectacle Island for some fun and recreation in the sun. From hiking and biking to swimming and boating, there's a variety of things you can do here that will get your blood pumping. Before or after your workout, stop by the visitor center to explore exhibits about the island's history and development. You can also get a great look at the city from the hilltop.

Web: bostonharborislands.org

Carson Beach
Hang out on the shore at Carson Beach. Sun bathe in the sand or bike ride alongside the waves. This seaside destination is also popular for joggers and, of course, swimming and splashing in the waves or any other beach recreation you can think of.

Phone: (617) 727-8865
Web: www.bostonharborwalk.com

South Bridge Boathouse
Rent a canoe or kayak from the South Bridge Boat House for a day of fun on the water. Set sail on your excursion and explore the waters of the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord rivers. If you don't feel like piloting your own adventure, look into enjoying a river cruise aboard a pontoon boat.

Address: Route 62, Main Street, Concord, MA 01742 - MAP
Phone: (978) 371-2465
Web: www.bostoncentral.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

Wachusett Mountain
Conquer the slopes of Wachusett Mountain. Whether you're experienced with a set of skis or you need a little, or a lot, of assistance, you'll find everything you need here. Take advantage of the weather and experience winter sports on this beautiful mountain. If you find that you don't have much talent when it comes to skiing, check out the other activities you can participate in here.

Address: 499 Mountain Rd, Princeton, MA 01541 - MAP
Phone: (978) 464-2300
Web: www.wachusett.com/

Boston Common Frog Pond
Strap on your skates and tear up the ice at the Boston Common Frog Pond. If you're not so good on your feet, sign up for skating lessons; if you know what you're doing with those skates, show off on the ice. Also, the pond features College Night on Tuesdays. Get a little cold on the ice? Stop at the Frog Pond Cafe for a cup of coffee to keep you warm.

Phone: (617) 635-2120
Web: www.bostonfrogpond.com

Skydive New England
Learn to fly with help from Skydive New England. The professionals here are fully equipped to train you before you take off on your extreme sports adventure. After you complete the required training, you'll take flight in a plane and make the exciting jump to your free-falling descent. Skydive New England is a little over an hour's drive outside of Boston, but the experience is worth the short trip.

Address: 40 Skydive Ln., Lebanon, ME 04027 - MAP
Phone: (207) 339-1520
Web: www.skydivenewengland.com

Boston Paintball
Head into battle on the field at Boston Paintball. Recreational warfare at its finest takes place here on the indoor and outdoor fields. Professional or novice paintballers are welcome; there's also a pro shop on site so you can stock up on all your paintball needs.

Address: 121 Webster Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150 - MAP
Phone: (617) 941-0123
Web: www.bostonpaintball.com

 

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Leisure

Bill & Jules Fishing Charters
If you want to go fishing in the waters around Boston, take a trip with the salt water experts at Bill & Jules Fishing Charters. Stick to the Boston Harbor or venture a little further offshore; either way, you're guaranteed to fish the spots where striped bass, bluefish, flounder, and blue fin tuna hang out.

Phone: (617) 633-6738
Web: www.bostonsaltwaterfishing.com

Go Fish Fishing Charters
Reel in a big catch on an excursion on the water with Go Fish Sport Fishing Charters. Your trip with this charter company will take you to the best fishing spots in the waters of Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay. The charters specialize in catching striped bass and bluefish.

Phone: (508) 395 4767
Web: www.gofishboston.com

Kings Bowling
Kings Bowling sets the standard when it comes to bowling venues, with 16 bowling lanes, six pool tables, four skee ball tables, and a shuffle board – Kings has it all! This bowling alley also boasts three bars and a full-service restaurant, along with over 30 flat screens so you can catch whatever sports game you're into when you hangout here. Don't bring the kids if you plan on bowling after 6pm; Kings is 21 and up after the sun goes down.

Address: 50 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02115 - MAP
Phone: (617) 266-2695
Web: kingsbackbay.com

Boston Bowl
Boston Bowl is more than just bowling; of course, if bowling is what you want to do they have you covered, but you can also shoot pool, practice batting at the batting cages, and go crazy on the games in the arcade. And when it comes to bowling, the options are seemingly endless. The bowling venue offers both tenpin and candlepin lanes, options for bumpers, Cosmic Bowling, and a bowling league if you're feeling like your skills are professional.

Address: 820 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02122 - MAP
Phone: (617) 825-3800
Web: www.bostonbowl.com

Flat Top Johnny's
Show off your pool playing skills at Flat Top Johnny's, one of Boston's favorite places to shoot pool. In addition to pool, Flat Top Johnny's features pinball machines, dart boards, and more. While you're there, toss back a few beers or order a tasty bite to eat from the extensive menu.

Address: 1 Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA 02139 - MAP
Phone: (617) 494-9565
Web: www.flattopjohnnys.com