For something a bit more ambitious, the Minuteman Bikeway offers an 11 mile paved asphalt ride between the Alewife T stop and Bedford. While it is an off road multi-use trail, there are some street crossings involved. This trail also passes by Arlington’s Great Meadow and, as it so happens, the Minuteman trail is the best way to access this 183 acre open space containing 56 species of birds. It’s worth bringing along a bike lock so you can at least consider dismounting and adding in a short hike or grab lunch.
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