Find a Healthy Heart Trail

There are over 70 Healthy Heart Trails marked across the state park system. These trails offer a low cost and fun way to exercise.

Find Heart Healthy Trails by the green heart signs at trailheads. Trails measure from 1 to 2 miles in length and are easy to moderate difficulty. Visit trails in your neighborhoods or explore parks across the state. Use this handy chart to keep track of your walks as you aim to reach a goal of 75 miles walked by Labor Day.

Boston region

Park Community Name of trail Miles Activity level Accessible
Chestnut Hills Reservation Boston Reservoir Loop 1.5 Easy No
Cutler Park Needham, Dedham Kendrick Pond Loop 1.25 Easy No
Beaver Brook Belmont Loop starting in main parking lot 0.75 Easy Yes
Nantasket Beach Hull Promenade 1.5 Easy Yes
Houghton's Pond Milton Yellow Dot Trail Loop around pond 1 Easy No
Middlesex Fells Reservation Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham, Winchester Spot Pond Loop 0.6 Easy Yes
Breakheart Reservation Saugus, Wakefield Fox Run Trail to Saugus River Trail 1.4 Moderate No
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation East Boston Belle Isle Meadow Loop 0.6 Easy Yes
Charles River Reservation Esplanade Boston Esplanade Loop 1.5 Easy

Yes

Charles River Reservation (upper) Waltham, Newton Bridge to Farwell Street Loop 1.6 Moderate No
Charles River Reservation (upper) Waltham, Newton Farwell to Elm Street Loop 1.6 Moderate Yes
Charles River Reservation (upper) Waltham, Newton Galen to Bridge Street Loop 1.6 Easy Yes
Charles River Reservation (upper) Waltham, Newton Moody to Prospect Loop 1 Easy Yes
Charles River Reservation (upper) Waltham, Newton Prospect Street to Forest Grove Loop 1 Moderate No
Wallaston Beach Quincy Manet Community Center Road to Health Trail 2 Easy Yes
Pope John Paul II Park Dorchester Park loops 2 Easy No
Nahant Beach Promenade Lynn Nahant Beach Promenade Trail 0.8 Easy Yes
Webb State Park Weymouth n/a 1 Moderate No
Stony Brook Reservation Hyde Park, West Roxbury Paved Loop 1.5 Moderate No
Revere Beach Reservation Revere Revere Beach Blvd. Trail 0.8 Easy Yes
Mary O'Malley Park Chelsea Mary O'Malley Loop 1 Easy Yes
Spectacle Island Boston Perimeter Trail 1.5 Moderate Yes
Castle Island Boston Castle Island Loop 0.75 Easy No
Pleasure Bay Boston Pleasure Bay Loop 1.9 Easy Yes
Neponset River Greenway Boston, Milton Neponset Greenway Trail 2 Easy No

 

North region

Park Community Name of trail Miles Activity level Accessible
Bradley Palmer State Park Topsfield Interpretive Trails #46 and #2 1.2 Easy No
Callahan State Park Framingham Backpacker/Acorn Trail 1.5 Moderate No
Harold Parker State Forest North Andover Accessible trail at Berry Pond 1 Easy Yes
Cochituate State Rock Framingham Snake Brook Trail 1.5 Moderate Yes
Halibut Point State Park Rockport  Self-guided trail 1.3 Moderate No
Great Brook Farm State Park Carlisle Pine Point Loop 2 Easy No
Hopkinton State Park Hopkinton Self-guided trail 1.5 Moderate No
Lowell Heritage State Park Lowell Lowell Esplanade 1.5 Easy Yes
Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest Lowell Family Loop Trail 1.5 Moderate No
Maudslay State Park Newburyport Pasture Trail 1.4 Moderate No
Upton State Forest Upton CC Way, Park Road, Middle Road 2 Moderate No
Walden Pond State Reservation Concord Pond path 1.7 Easy No

 

South region

Park Community Name of trail Miles Activity level Accessible
Borderland State Park North Easton Pond Walk 1.5 Easy No
Fall River Heritage State Park Fall River Boardwalk 0.75 Easy Yes
Ellisville Harbor State Park Boston Ruth Walker Trail 1 Easy No
Horseneck Beach State Reservation Westport Beach Road 2 Easy Yes
F. Gilbert Hills State Forest Foxboro Hiking trail 1.5 Easy No
Franklin State Forest Franklin n/a 1.2 Moderate No
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation  Mattapoisett Bridle trail 1 Easy No
Manuel F. Correllus State Forest Edgartown Dr. Fischer Road 3.4 Easy No
Nickerson State Park Brewster Ober Trail 1.5 Moderate No
Myles Standish State Forest Carver Easthead Reservoir Trail 3 Moderate No
Rehoboth State Forest Rehoboth Pine Loop 1.25 Moderate No
Shawme-Crowell State Forest Sandwich Tilly, Turkey Trot Trail, Ruth Walker Trail 1 Easy No
Scusset Beach State Reservation Sandwich Cape Cod Canal Pathway 5 Easy Yes
Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Falmouth Quashnet River Trail 2.5 Moderate No
Wompatuck State Park Hingham Wompatuck 1.25 Easy Yes

 

Central region

Park Community Name of trail Miles Activity level Accessible
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park Uxbridge Blackstone Canal Towpath Trail 1 Easy No
Douglas State Forest Douglas Southern New England Trunkline Trail 1 (Out and back route is 1/2 mile each way) Moderate No
Douglas State Forest Douglas Bird Blind and Ceder Swamp Trails 1 Moderate No
Chicopee Memorial State Park Chicopee Snake Boot Trail 2.4 Easy Yes
Moore State Park Paxton Healthy Heart Trail 1 Moderate No
Otter River State Forest Baldwinville Wilder McKenzie 1.2 Easy No
Purgatory Chasm State Reservation Sutton Charles Loop Trail 1 Moderate No
Hampton Ponds State Park Westfield Beach to Beach Loop Trail 1 Easy No
Quinsigamond State Park Worcester Lake Park Walking Trail 1 Easy No
Southern New England Trunkline Trail Franklin Southern New England Trunkline Trail 2.5 Easy No
Dunn Pond State Park Gardner Dunn Pond Loop Trail 1 Easy Yes
Elwell Recreation Area Northhampton Norwottuck Rail Trail 1.25 Easy Yes
Mount Tom State Reservation Holyoke Bray Loop Trail 1.6 Easy No
Wells State Park Sturbridge Mill Pond Trail 1 Easy No
Wendell State Forest Wendell Friendly Loop Trail 1.5 Easy No

 

West region

Park Community Name of trail Miles Activity level Accessible
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Lanesborough, Cheshire, Adams Ashuwillticook Rail Trail 11 Easy Yes
Beartown State Forest Monterey Benedict Pond Loop Trails 1.5 Easy No
DAR State Forest Goshen Accessible Trail 0.4 Easy Yes
Tolland State Forest East Otis Gilmore Short Loop Trail 1 Easy Yes
Mount Greylock State Reservation Lanesborough Bradley Farm Loop Trail 1.8 Easy No
Pittsfield State Forest Pittsfield Tranquility Trail 0.75 Easy Yes
Sandisfield State Forest (York Lake) New Marlborough York Lake Loop Trail 2.2 Easy No
Natural Bridge State Park North Adams Elder Trail 0.03 Easy No

 

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