Boston, Massachusetts

As New Englanders, you don't have to tell us that Boston is a city that will give you plenty of physical activity if you are looking for it.  Whether you are into walking long distances, going to a playground, or playing tennis or basketball, Boston has plenty of places for you and your family to play, so much so that Beantown was named one of the top 12 cities in the nation for recreation.

According to WalletHub, recreation for each city in the country was ranked based on the number of public golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, basketball hoops, baseball and softball diamonds, parks, and playgrounds.

The rankings were also based on how accessible the recreation places were, and how many walking trails, bike trails (lanes), and shopping centers there were.

If you're looking for an example of a good walk in Boston, check out the Freedom Trail. It's one of my favorites because it has the most history to explore about the American Revolution.  You are likely to see many joggers and other walkers on this route.  It's just over three miles, and is pretty easy.

If you are just looking for a scenic route, check out the Neponset River Reservation.  It's a scenic and easy walk.

Portland, Maine, Was #2 Best City in the Country for Recreation Spots

Boston isn't the only city that made the list.  Portland, Maine, was ranked even higher, coming in at #2 for recreation.  The whole state of Maine, in my opinion, ought to rank excellently for recreation.  It has the best hiking in the country, but I might be biased.

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