PARKS & NATURE
ARNOLD ARBORETUM Founded in 1872 and administered by Harvard University, the historic arboretum designed by Frederick Law Olmsted is a great escape from the city, and consists of 281 acres filled with trees, flowers and plants from around the globe. Open daily sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center open Th-Tu 10 am-5
pm. 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, 617.524.1718.
BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS National Park boasting 34 islands with 12 open to the public. Woodlands, marshes and rocky beaches with views of the downtown skyline. Cruises, lighthouse and ranger tours, hiking and camping available. Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion, Rose Kennedy Greenway at Long Wharf, 617.223.8666.