- The list below includes 582 free or cheap things to do in or near Milton, Massachusetts, including 112 different types of inexpensive activities like Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bike Paths, History Museums and Natural History Museums.
- From Blue Hills Reservation to Houghton's Pond, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Milton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Boston, Cambridge, Salem and Concord.
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When the executive chef of Abby Park was young, he often helped his Italian mother prepare feasts from scratch
Boston's Blue Hills Reservation is an urban environment that combines iconic rocky summit with 125 miles of outdoor trails. Rich historically and archaeologically, the area boasts 16 historic structures, the Blue Hills Weather Observatory and a National Historic Landmark.
Houghton's Pond rests within the Blue Hills Reservation, offering 7,000 acres of open space. While the focus of the recreational area is a spring-fed kettle hole pond, there is also a playground, concession pavilion, and visitor's center.
Roughly 7,000 acres of open space is available at the Houghton's Pond Recreation Area. The 24-acre pond offers fishing and swimming while land-based recreation includes mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, and cross country skiing in the winter.
Despite the short distance of the Neponset Bike Path, it covers urban areas, salt marshes, a mill village, and beaches on the Boston Harbor. Most individuals use it as a bike path, but it can also be utilized for walking or in-line skating.
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1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186 MoreLess Info
The Blue Hill Observatory offers public tours where visitors can browse all kinds of weather equipment and also see amazing views from atop their tower. It is inaccessible by car and requires a mile-long walk up a hill.
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1904 Canton Ave., Route 138, Milton, MA 2186 MoreLess Info
The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Blue Hills Trailside Museum is a state-owned, natural history museum. The museum features outdoor wildlife exhibits including species such as snowy owls and rescued river otters.
Whether one rides for show or for pleasure, Horseplay Stables offers a scenic and friendly experience. The stables offer riding lessons and training for both adults and children, as well as offering boarding options for equine owners.
Open December through March for hockey events and open skating, Ulin Memorial Rink is an outdoor ice skating facility. Public skating is the centers largest draw and invites skaters of all ages and skill levels to take to the ice.