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Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston Harbor walk (starting at Fort Point Channel)

  • Sep 15, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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 Distance approx. 4-5 miles.

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is Boston’s newest linear urban park – a ribbon of landscaped gardens, promenades, plazas, fountains, art, and specialty lighting systems that stretches residential neighborhoods, the Financial District, and Harbor communities. Boston's HarborWalk is an inviting public walkway along the waterfront.  Harborwalk  has wonderful views of the wharf and the many neighborhoods that line the waterfront and  is easy to follow, as there are HarborWalk signs everywhere.

Our plan is to begin our walk starting at Fort Point Pier, and follow the Boston Harborwalk path towards Rowes Wharf, the Aquarium and around the many piers along the wharf. We will then connect our walk to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, with stops to view the Greenway’s horticultural highlights.

Water stations and Restrooms are available at several points along the Greenway where we can  stop for lunch at one of the food vendors (or Bread and Butter café on Cross street) etc. to pick up good eats and tasty treats.

Parking:  "Channelside," is a large surface parking lot at 284 A Street (enter at 29-41 Necco Street, off Melcher Street). The Channelside lot has over 500 parking spaces,  fairly empty on weekends. The weekend parking rate is a flat rate of $6.00/day. Click here for Googlemaps directions to the Channelside surface parking lot at Fort Point Pier :

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=42.34913267841184,+-71.05092287063599&hl=en&sll=37.771008,-122.41175&sspn=0.043829,0.059137&vpsrc=0&t=h&z=16

Public Transit: Fort Point Pier is a 10 minute walk from South Station on MBTA Red Line and Commuter Rail.

Place to meet:  the corner or Summer and Melcher Street.

Map of Greenway; http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/files/2713/0084/1069/web_wayfinding.gif



Tiime 10 am to 1 pm (approx.)

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  • Heidi

    It was great day for walking with a wonderful group.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful tour. Thank you for organizing us, Heidi. It was a terrific outing.

    September 15, 2013

  • Marc

    My first outing with the group and it was a nice introduction! Thanks, Heidi, for organizing and leading.

    September 15, 2013

  • Peteyp

    Great walk. With really nice people. Thanks Heidi

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great walk with lovely people. Heidi led the group well.

    September 15, 2013

  • Donna

    Very friendly group of people. It was a beautiful walk, nice weather and delicious treats at the end. I thoroughly enjoyed the day...thanks Heidi.

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really nice group of people and a lovely walk.Thank you Heidi for leading the group.

    September 15, 2013

  • Patty

    Great weather and great folks! What more could you ask for. Thanks Heidi for organizing. Look forward to more.

    September 15, 2013

  • osama

    Thanks Heidi for organizing a lovely event with such lovely people

    September 15, 2013

  • William

    Were will you be between 11 and 11:15am?

    September 15, 2013

    • Heidi

      He are at the rowes wharf right now heading north

      September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry I cant make I had a good yesterday I am feeling it today

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi where do we meet. You mentioned the streets but where actually is that? Is there a store or restaurant that its near?

    September 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi I have a basic phone so wont be able to post here. I will head for the childrens museum then. I know it well Im a professional Nanny.

      September 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think It may have been better to meet at a landmark like this not just a street.

      September 15, 2013

  • Kim J.

    What time do you expect to hit the Aquarium?

    September 14, 2013

  • Tracy C.

    I'm seriously bummed that I'm missing this due to a class. I hope you have a great time!

    September 14, 2013

  • Heidi

    Here are links to some lunch options;

    Bread and Butter cafe
    http://breadbutterboston.com/

    Flour Cafe
    http://flourbakery.com/content/fort-point-channel

    September 10, 2013

  • Heidi

    FYI; For anyone interested in downloadiing the audio tour for this walk ; heres the link, its free;

    Boston harborwalk MP3 tour http://www.audisseyguides.com/downtownharborwalk/

    and The Fort Point Channel MP3 Tour
    http://www.bostonharborwalk.com/audio_tour/fortpoint/

    September 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im a maybe for now is that ok I don't want to take up a spot if it fills up thank you

    September 7, 2013

    • Heidi

      Yes, Thats fine.

      September 9, 2013

  • Jacquie

    Thank you for organizing. Sounds great. I may need to part ways ~ 12pm/

    September 7, 2013

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