The Minuteman Bikeway is a well-used bicycle and pedestrian path built on a former railroad track. It connects Bedford and Lexington to the west, runs through Arlington Heights, crosses Massachusetts Avenue at Arlington Center, and leads to Alewife Station on the MBTA, making it very popular with commuters.
A statue in Arlington Center commemorates Arlington as the birthplace of Samuel Wilson, better known as "Uncle Sam".
Spy pond lies directly off the Minuteman bike path, less than half a mile from Arlington center. Spy pond park has a children's playground, benches and several grassy areas to relax and enjoy a view of the lake from.