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Rent a kayak and hit the Charles River. Golf at Franklin Park. Bike the Minuteman Bikeway. Or, just simply lounge on the Boston Common. There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy any time of year in the Boston area.

Three Ways to Get Fit on the Cheap This Summer in Boston
There are quite a few group fitness and outdoorsy activities in and around Boston this summer – with many classes available for free!

Hubway Bikes to Expand
Boston's Hubway bike-sharing program plans to expand to new neighborhoods around the city.

Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell
The 27th annual Free Friday Flicks is back with a new slate of family-friendly entertainment under the stars in Boston.

Parks and Recreation
The city department's official web site.

Boston Beaches You Can Reach by T
Want to hit the beach but leave the car at home? Here are four Boston area beaches accessible by public transportation.

Boston Public Garden
Rich plants and flowers burst from every view. In the summer, the duck boats come out to play.

Places to Hike Within Minutes of Boston
You don't have to travel to the White or Green Mountains to enjoy a leisurely or strenuous hike. Here are four favorite spots to hike within minutes of Boston.

Franklin Park Zoo
A 72-acre zoo located in Boston's historic Franklin Park.

Charles River Reservation
Kayak, ride a bike, or simply take a stroll along Boston's landmark river.

Earth Day Events in Boston
April means Earth Day celebrations around the globe. Here's a look at what's happening in Boston this year.

Boston Harbor Islands
A short trip by boat, these islands can be a welcome oasis from city life.

Parks and Recreation
The city department's official web site.

Boston Public Garden
Rich plants and flowers burst from every view. In the summer, the duck boats come out to play.

Franklin Park Zoo
A 72-acre zoo located in Boston's historic Franklin Park.

Charles River Reservation
Kayak, ride a bike, or simply take a stroll along Boston's landmark river.

Boston Harbor Islands
A short trip by boat, these islands can be a welcome oasis from city life.

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