Teresa and Roberta Lee Fitness Path 98 Lincoln St, Lexington, MA02421 Opened in 2007 and built by the Town of Lexington, the Teresa and Roberta Lee Fitness Path is a fitness/nature path with…More 16 self-directed fitness stations. The trail begins at Lincoln Park and winds through woods, meadow and wetlands behind the Hayden Recreation Center and Lincoln Park. The trail is enjoyed by joggers, walkers and bicyclists. It is 1.35 miles long and is wheelchair accessible with braille signage.
Minute Man National Historical Park 758 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA02421 Minute Man National Historical Park preserves the memory of the beginning of the Revolutionary War, providing…More educational programming and access to historical sites for its visitors. The park offers a five mile-long trail that visitors can hike along while learning about its history, an old tavern that features Ranger Education programs and many other historical buildings. A full schedule of the park's events can be viewed on the website, and reservations are recommended for groups of more than 15 people.
Built in 1992 by the State of Massachusetts on an inactive railroad line, the Minuteman Bikeway travels from Bedford…More through Lexington and Arlington, before connecting to the Alewife MBTA station in Cambridge.
The 11-mile bikeway, which is managed and maintained by the four communities through which it passes, is 12 feet wide and paved asphalt on the entire route. Bicycling, walking, jogging, in-line skating, cross-country skiing are allowed; no motorized vehicles are allowed except for powered wheelchairs. The bikeway is plowed during the winter in Arlington and Lexington.
In Lexington, the Bikeway is overseen by the Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee, via the Board of Selectmen's Office. In 2008, the Minuteman Bikeway inducted into Rail-Trail Hall of Fame.
The Paint Mine Conservation Area, near the Estabrook School playing fields off Grove Street, is comprised of about 46…More acres of land, including Hennessey's Field, and is the habitat for a range of animals and birds. The area was named for a 19th century ochre mine that historically provided pigment for paint, and is still visible today. A series of small ponds created for muskrat trapping were abandoned in the 1950s, and have reverted to bog-like areas. The Simonds Brook conservation area is also nearby, on the other side of Grove Street.
Access trails run in from Grove Street, Turning Mill Road, the Estabrook School parking area and Robinson Road.