On 31st May 2023, Outside Magazine published a piece titled The 36 Best Places to Visit in the U.S. for Adventure. The winner of the hiking category was Arrigetch Peaks, Alaska: a Mordor-esque string of 7,000ft granite giants punctuated with aquamarine lakes. The runner up, naturally, was the city of Boston.
Miles Howard is an author, journalist, and trail builder based in Boston but prone to poking around other urban and backcountry spaces. He has written multiple guidebooks on New England hiking and road tripping, and his work has appeared in National Geographic, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, and The Nation. He is the founder of the Walking City Trail, a 27-mile hiking route through Boston parks and urban forests, and he also publishes Mind The Moss: a weekly newsletter about unusual hiking in New England.