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Boston and sports go together like lobster rolls and clam chowder. With hockey, basketball, and football seasons kicking into high gear, Boston turns into an all-encompassing destination for any major sport. So why not channel your favorite Bostonian athlete and check out the many places in Boston to play some ball, go for a run, or simply enjoy the outdoors sustainably. We asked Gabrielle Starr, blogger at Girl At The Game, Marisa Ingemi, Boston Bruins beat reporter for the Boston Herald, and Joon Lee, writer at ESPN, how they #OptOutside in Boston and beyond.

Inspired to make some environmental change after reading about these outdoor destinations? You can join REI on Black Friday to #OptOutside for a nationwide day of action and kick off a year of change. REI will be co-hosting cleanups with Leave No Trace and United by Blue all across the U.S. You can find your nearest cleanup at