Path too crowded for social distancing?

Try Somerville’s 250 miles of sidewalks instead. Discover new neighborhoods!

  • Map of Quick Walking Routes

  • Self-Guided Historic Tours

  • For Kids

  • State Parks

Assembly Square Walking Tours

Ball Square Walking Tours

East Somerville Walking Tours

Powder House

Union Square Walking Tours

Bike Tours

Milk Row Cemetery Brochure

Rainbow Scavenger Hunt: 

Put a rainbow in your window and go on a scavenger hunt to find other rainbows in the neighborhood. 

Teddy Bear Hunt

Similarly, put a teddy bear or another stuffed toy critter in your window, encourage friends and neighbors to do the same, and then go on a walking Teddy Bear Hunt to find more.

East Somerville Egg Hunt April 8-14

For the East Somerville Egg Hunt April 8th-14th, you can create colorful eggs out of paper, or even draw them on a sidewalk. The goal is to display them in a place where everyone can see them. Then just go for a walk to find them. 

Or, when you spot the eggs, you can snap a photo and post it to the East Somerville Main Street Facebook page with the tag #SomervilleEggHunt

(Hint: You can find one at East End Grille)

Walk a Whole Neighborhood, or Set a Goal to Walk Every Street in Somerville

If you have a printer, print our Walking Routes map and start picking out streets to walk. After you walk them, mark them with a highlighter or pen. See how much of the map you can cover. If you don’t have a printer, track them with a list. 

You could set a goal to walk them all. Or pick out a neighborhood to cover. Or have your kids pick streets they like the names of. Setting a goal to accomplish will add interest to your walks.

Go Birding in Somerville

Check out this online birding guide at allaboutbirds.org

Or, if you are able, download the Free Audubon Birding App to help you identify species. How many different bird species can you find in Somerville?

Visit a State Park

If you have a car, consider visiting a State Park. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has updates on what’s open here. To maintain a safe social distance, please do not carpool to a park with persons not living in your household. If you get to a park and it’s crowded, consider walking in a nearby town center or neighborhood as an alternative. It can be fun to discover new areas. 

More Ways to Get Moving with Your Kids

  • Yoga and mindfulness exercises for ages 3+ from Cosmic Kids Yoga (this is used in elementary schools in England for body breaks)
  • Mindfulness and movement for all ages from GoNoodle.com
  • Five-minute video to get kids moving at home, led by fitness trainer Joe Wicks
  • Make an obstacle course in your home
  • Learn a new dance (there are tons of online tutorials for any kind of dance you want to learn). Just search on Youtube for things like “Learn to dance hip hop” or Google “best learn to dance videos.”
    • Once you have your new moves, have a living room dance party at home. If you are able, you can invite friends to join through video chat.

If you have a car, consider visiting a State Park. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has updates on what’s open here. To maintain a safe social distance, please do not carpool to a park with persons not living in your household. If you get to a park and it’s crowded, consider walking in a nearby town center or neighborhood as an alternative. It can be fun to discover new areas.