January 1, 2020 – Minuteman Bikeway – Massachusetts

Today Shadow, Wilma, and I Adventured to the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway in Lexington, Massachusetts.  The Minuteman Bikeway was built between 1992-1993 along an inactive railroad corridor and runs from Cambridge to Bedford.  The Bikeway is a paved trail and is 10 miles in length.

We had a blue-sky Adventure to the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway on our first Adventure of the New Year.  My plan initially was to take a day-trip to Connecticut but after injuring my back yesterday, I thought a local, and predictable walk would be best.  I am grateful that Shadow and Wilma are great walkers and I could still take them out with shooting back pain.  So off we went on our Adventure….

I located the Minuteman Bikeway on route to a different location, and thought it would be a good path to explore.  We walked and walked, of course taking some time to sniff all the new smells.    We were careful to stay on the right side as we walked, bicycles often flying by dangerously.  There were runners, dog walkers, and families out enjoying this gorgeous New Years day.  The pathway ran adjacent to the Center of Lexington, at one point opening up so we could see Buckman Tavern, a scenic historic building.  The pathway passed behind backyards, at some time closer then others.  The bikeway was simple and unappealing, but obviously built as a commuter route for bicyclists, therefore quite a convenient for those traveling by bike.  So although the Minuteman Bikeway is nothing exciting for those on a walk, still a great place to get some exercise.  Hope everyone had a wonderful New Years (Rating:  The Minuteman Bikeway will not be rated as it is a location created for bicycle commuters)