3 Outdoor Fitness Spots To “Fall” In Love With

The wine, ochre and tangerine leaves are beckoning you to get outside for that needed daily sweat. Why go to the gym when you live in the most beautiful region for leaf peeping in autumn? The daylight is escaping us, and the brisk temps are a reminder that we need to make every last moment count for when we can go outside without the risk of frostbite or snow boots!

Move your fall workouts outdoors this month – there are many places you should try out – here are three to visit today.

The Back Bay Fens [aka The Fens]

A city park protected and cared for by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Fens is a much loved and utilized park for active Kathys. Lace up your kicks and run laps on the track with a view of community gardens and World War II, Korean and Vietnam War memorials.

Bring some friends and organize pick up on the ball fields or play some futbol on some of the nicest turf around.

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East Boston Piers Park

Piers Park is a 6.5 acre parcel located on Marginal Street in East Boston, and was opened in 1995. The park reclaimed a former pier and provides direct access to the waterfront, along with spectacular views of downtown Boston – what’s there not to like about a workout with a view?

The Promenade and trails throughout Piers are paved and surrounded by lush landscaping. An outdoor fitness system is included here and designed as an exercise trail. Stop and give me 20!

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The Charles River Esplanade

There’s nothing like the Esplanade. Even those who hate to run go for runs here. This state owned park in the Back Bay runs along the Charles River where some of Boston’s most scenic views are found.

In the 60s the Esplanade was linked to Herter Park in Brighton with the building of the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike path – an 18 mile loop for biking, running, and inline skating. Beyond the trails there are many playgrounds and ball fields.