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    Anyone up for a hike?

    by dracko Written Oct 14, 2006

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    If you're up for a hike in the woods, the Middlesex Fells Reservation is a quick 15min hop away from downtown Boston. With over 2,000 acres of woods, ponds, reservoirs and many miles of trails - there's plenty to keep you busy there. There are close to a dozen trails - from the fairly easy Reservoir trail to the somewhat more challenging Skyline; and endless old carriage roads that criss-cross the reservation. All of the named trails are color-coded (i.e. Skyline is white, Crossfells is blue, and so on) and extremely well marked - just keep an eye out for the blaze of the color that corresponds with your trail, and you won't get lost. Overall, The Fells are a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life for a day - it's close, yet at the same time very pleasantly secluded and picturesque.

    Equipment: All you need is a good pair of hiking shoes, water, snacks, and attire appropriate for the weather. Oh, and if you decide to explore the rocky Skyline trail, a simple first-aid kit with a band-aid or two may not be a bad idea... ;)

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    by moiraistyx Written Sep 2, 2006

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    My absolute favorite sport in the world is hockey. When I was in college I didn't miss a single home come of the Terriers nor did I miss a single game when they were playing anywhere in Boston. This includes the Boston Bean Pot Tournement. We waited on line for hours just to get our vouchers for these covetted tickets. The tournement has been going on for 54 years with BU winning 27 of them. The tournement takes place every February during the hockey season. If you want tickets to this you may end up paying a pretty penny due to its popularity.

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    Running route

    by karenincalifornia Updated Aug 22, 2006

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    I have a routine that I follow for each vacation. On morning #1 in a new location, I get up early to find a good running route. When we stayed in the Back Bay, I found a fantastic route. It had beautiful views of Boston and the Charles River, no stop lights and only two cross walks.

    From Back Bay, head to the Charles River and find the foot path/bike path along the river. Follow the river in a northeast direction and cross over the Longfellow Bridge to Cambridge. After two crosswalks, run southwest along the other side of the river. You'll pass MIT. Cross back over the river on the Harvard Bridge. Now you'll be back on the same side of the river where you started, and close to Boston University. Head east back to your starting point. I'm guessing that the total distance is somewhere around 3-1/2 - 4 miles. This makes a very nice walk, too.

    The route is fairly safe, even early in the morning. By daylight, there are many runners on this route. Before then, I saw about a half dozen homeless people, but that is low compared to the San Francisco Financial District.

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    Harvard, Lavietes Basketball Center

    by kooka3 Updated Apr 2, 2006

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    Built in 1926, this is the third oldest Division 1 basketball arena in the country. But it was refurbished in the early 1980s, making it a modern, comfortable place to watch a game.

    Harvard does not have much of a basketball tradition, so tickets are easy to obtain in the 2,200-capacity gym. The lone exceptions are games against traditional Ivy League powerhouses Penn and Princeton.

    There is only one concession stand and no beer is sold.

    Limited parking is available in university lots due to construction. Check on the construction status by calling 495-4785.

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    Fitness madness

    by dinhyen Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Boston probably isn't the best place for all outdoor activities, but surprisingly it has a very wide range of activities, regardless of season.

    In the Winter it's downhill skiing at Blue Hill in the South (only acceptable if you only stick to the bunny slopes). Ice Hockey is a very popular sport here,compared to the rest of the country. Several public (MDC) rinks are found around town and have pickup games or free-skating sessions.

    In the summer both wet and dry sports are popular. The Charles River basin is a hotbed for sailing, sculling, an windsurfing (but no swimming, yikes). The Esplanade nearby is a popular spot for rollerblading and running. Mountain bikers can head for several trails throughout the city or in the suburbs. Boston has more bike paths than most American cities. A good paved bike path is the Minuteman Trail that begins at Alewife Station on the Red line and runs to Bedford, MA, a 11-mile ride.

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