IN THE ‘HOOD

Lower Mills: Head south via the Red Line and the Ash­mon­tMat­ta­pan trol­ley.

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Get­ting to Lower Mills— go south of Bos­ton on the Red Line, then take the Ash­mont-Mat­ta­pan trol­ley—is half the fun. Once you’ve ar­rived in this neigh­bor­hood that splits its time be­tween Bos­ton and Mil­ton, fill up at Bred (great sand­wiches), Steel & Rye (Amer­i­cana) and Ester (rooftop veggie gar­den).

Bred 2255 Dorch­ester Ave., 617.698.0103, bred­gourmet.com

Steel & Rye 95 Eliot St., Mil­ton, 617.690.2787, stee­landrye.com

Ester 2261 Dorch­ester Ave., 617.698.2261, ester-dot.com Lovers of art deco and mid-cen­tury mod­ern ob­jects should make a bee­line for Stream­line An­tiques on Wash­ing­ton Street; and don’t over­look The Ice Cream­smith, which has been serv­ing home­made ice cream since 1976. Stream­line An­tiques 1168 Wash­ing­ton St., 617.298.3326, stream­line an­tiques.com The Ice Cream­smith 2295 Dorch­ester Ave., 617.296.8567, the­ice­cream­smith.com Lower Mills Tavern has a great se­lec­tion of craft beers and New Eng­land ciders, and a top-notch clam chow­der. Azul@88 is a mod­ern Mex­i­can pop-up at 88 Wharf; and Flat Black Cof­fee Co. is now known city­wide for its ex­cel­lent spe­cialty cof­fees. Lower Mills Tavern 2269 Dorch­ester Ave., 851.267.4461, low­er­mill­stav­ern.com

88 Wharf 88 Wharf St., Mil­ton, 857.598.4826, 88wharf.com Flat Black Cof­fee Co. 1170 Wash­ing­ton St., 617.298.1800, flat­black­cof­fee.com A stroll along the Ne­pon­set River Trail of­fers an in­stant, all-nat­u­ral hit of re­lax­ation and many treats for bird­ers, in­clud­ing the oc­ca­sional bald eagle. Bos­ton School of Mu­sic Arts of­fers song­writ­ing classes, while Mil­ton Hill Sport & Spa has pi­lates. Ne­pon­set River Trail ne­pon­set.org Bos­ton School of Mu­sic Arts 2258-A Dorch­ester Ave., 617.690.3391, bos­ton schoolof­mu­si­carts.com Mil­ton Hill Sport & Spa 1 Eliot St., Mil­ton, 617.698.0063, mil­ton­hill­sport.com For more things to do in Lower Mills go to where­trav­eler.com

(Clock­wise from the top) The Ash­mont-Mat­ta­pan trol­ley; Ne­pon­set River Trail; Flat Black Cof­fee Co.; Stream­line An­tiques

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