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Parks and Recommend: Hub's Top 10 Secret Spots for Summer

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O.K., not exactly "secret." But these 10 spots around the Hub are either out of the way (leap to Deer Island!) or unusual (a FedEx lot?) or little-thought-of (a sandy beach just off the Red Line). They all offer mini-staycations this summer—whenever that might arrive—whether for yourself alone; yourself and your pet; or yourself and a loved one who's really into waste-water treatment (told ya they were little-thought-of).

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1. Cambridge Center Roof

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2. Castle Island Park

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3. Fresh Pond Reservation

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4. Nathan Tufts Park

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5. Joan Lorentz Park

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6. Piers Park

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7. Paul Revere Park

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8. Deer Island Park and Harborwalk

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9. Federal Express Lot

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10. Carson Beach

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1. Cambridge Center Roof

2. Castle Island Park

3. Fresh Pond Reservation

4. Nathan Tufts Park

5. Joan Lorentz Park

6. Piers Park

7. Paul Revere Park

8. Deer Island Park and Harborwalk

9. Federal Express Lot

10. Carson Beach