Great Rollerblading Routes
On this page we have some maps and logs of fun places to skate, mostly
in Boston and Cambridge.
Jamaica Pond, Arnold Arboretum
DPV and I did this tour on 23 Nov 2001. This is almost entirely parkland
for the whole route. The yellow line is a possible
alternate to stay inside the park a little bit more. We came back through
the linear Southwest Corridor Park.
Charles River, Waterfront
I did this alone on 28 Oct 2000. I thought it was going to be a nice
day, but the temperature dropped suddenly. I nearly froze coming back
along the Esplanade, and finished by taking a short cut through Cambridge
to get back to my car.
Brookline, Jamaica Pond, Arboretum, Waterfront
This is a proposed combination of the above two loops. The jaunt
across Brookline is a portion of the thirty-four mile trek that I used to do
beginning in Bedford on the bike trail through Lexington, Arlington,
Allston, Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, the South End, Beacon Hill
Cambridge, and back out to Bedford.
Esplanade, MIT, B.U.
PSH and I did this short loop on 26 May 2001.
Potsdamer Arkaden (Sony)
Kaiserin Augusta Allee
Straße des 17. Juni
Unter den Linden
I did this 25 mile tour on 28 April 2001.
Fenway, Hospitals, Coolidge Corner, Bridges
5 July 2002 - 8 mile loop.
London: Chelsea, Thames, Tower Bridge, City, Seven Dials, Soho,
Whitehall, St James's Park, Buckingham Palace, Belgravia.
14 July 2002 - 3 1/2 hours.
South Acton, Stow, Boxborough, and a touch of Harvard
21 July 2002 - 12.75 miles. With Brandy and Michael Geis.
The Nashua River Rail Trail: Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Dunstable, Nashua
31 August and 14 Sept 2002 - 22.6 miles round trip.
This is a very nice trail entirely through woods with very few street
crossings. Pam accompanied me on bicycle. The GPS track log shown
was made on 14 Sept 2002. We now skate this trail often. There are
nice parking lots at the ends and at several of the crossings along
the way. The Ayer end is directly opposite the commuter rail station.
In 2002, the north end of the trail was at the New Hampshire border,
but it has since been extended another quarter of a mile to NH 111A.
In the business center of Pepperell there are several
convenience stores (some with good deli sandwiches) and an ice cream shop.
Pam and I went to Paris from 24 November to 1 December 1991. Every
morning, I would get up at the crack of dawn and rollerblade for a
few hours and then pick up nice cheeses to bring back to the hotel
to augment their sparse continental breakfast. There are six loops
During our 2006 vacation, Peter Ranisch took me on two grand tours of
Vienna, each about an hour and a half, on the mornings of 15 (orange) and
16 (green) July.