Three Boston bike rides
Forests and Fields: Culture stopMuseum of Fine Arts or Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Before you hit the trails, or after you finish, stop by one of these cultural attractions near the Southwest Corridor path. Kids in tow? Take them to the Art Cart at the Museum of Fine Arts. The nearby Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (pictured) also houses many famous artworks to enjoy before a day on the road.
After the museums, take a warm-up ride or perhaps enjoy a stroll through the Back Bay Fens, which can be found across the street from both museums. A quick walk (or ride, if you're confident enough on the street) from this spot will take you to the Southwest Corridor path, where you can pick up the trail.