"Take it as it stands, develop to the utmost its natural characteristics, and make a true retreat not only from town but from suburban conditions ... every inducement should be offered visitors to ramble and wander about."
— Frederick Law Olmsted's advice to the newly founded Middlesex Fells Association in 1880. The Middlesex Fells Reservation — about five miles north of Boston — is now one of the largest urban forest reservations in the world.
There are plenty of things to do at the Fells, including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, and horseback riding. Plus, there's a zoo.